Market’s been on a sideways downtrend since the peak in mid-June…and what can change this? 3Q #’s are unlikely to be inspiring, given that this economy is driven by tourism and exports where the first one is reliant about domestic travelers which is perhaps ~20-30% of total spending compared to international travelers to the country […]

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SET returning to normal short selling rules on October 1 : The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) announced yesterday it will resume normal rules for short selling prices with a zero plus tick and +/- 30% ceiling and floor limit, effective Oct 1 after market volatility has returned to normal for over a month. Bangkok […]

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If case you’ve been living on a deserted island without access to internet, you’d know that over the weekend there were “protests” against the government/army/monarchy. Impact on the market? N/a. But the kids are supposed to be back on the streets on the 24 September which is during the period 23-24 Sept where the Government […]

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TAT calls attention to flaws in tourism scheme : Only 17% of 5.05 million registrants used the benefit over two months. The domestic tourism subsidy needs another major revamp despite generating 3 billion baht for the local sector, as just 17% of 5.05 million registrants used the benefit over two months, according to the Tourism […]

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A combination of the sell off in Agri (specifically pork-related names) and oil (a little dip for this period) => the market declines. September – to my memory – has always been a eventful month for markets, and we doubt this month is going to be any different with Thailand facing some students hitting the […]

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Moratorium borrowers need a break : 30% of SMEs under the scheme are unable to make repayments. Some 30% of borrowers entering the debt moratorium scheme are not expected to be able to service their debts at the same rate, says the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand (SME D Bank). Bangkok Post […]

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Oil woke up to the downside over Thailand’s long weekend (started on Thursday night) and is now -12%. This naturally has a negative impact for the Thai market given the weighting in the index on oil names. The agri sector, especially those driven by pork prices – well it seems done for now, I wouldn’t […]

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Shouldering the burden : Some companies agree with a government scheme to partially subsidise salaries, but they wonder if the budget is adequate. With no end in sight to the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the government aims to put much of its aid effort towards fiscal stimulus to prop up the economy, […]

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Last day of the month, earnings are done, XD dates are in progress and so now the q is what’s next….will the markets price in the reality of a rather weak economy or will investors look at the potential momentum build up over the coming months/quarters/years? I still think this will be sector specific and […]

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