Foreign property lures are rejected: Government still wants to entice wealthy expats. The Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday put the brakes on proposals to increase foreign ownership quotas for condominiums from 49% and expand property leasehold rights for foreigners from 30 years to 50 years. Bangkok Post […]

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BAM in talk several fin institution to joint establish distressed assets management co, sees upside from management fees, rev sharing. Comment: I have a random thoughts on this – but basically the banks HAVE SO MANY NPLS that several would effectively be at risk of bankruptcy and need to recap massive amounts of equity. This […]

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AJA’s started bitcoin mining on its 70 machines, as part of 200 in 1st phase with Bt90m investment, and will be realized from 1Q22, while planning 2nd phase with Bt200m investment for 500 machines. Comment: Well….why not!?! Are we going to see meme’s for these thai names involved in this space? BPP invests Bt442m in […]

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APURE mulls price hike on exports canned sweet corn from higher packaging & transport costs, expects no impact to sales volume as price well below competitors, will begin exports frozen corn & frozen edamame 2H22. CPANEL sets 25% revenue growth target this year, on 3-5% growth in real estate industry, sets to increase precast concrete […]

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Fed hike, fed hike, fed hike – that’s all we’ve been hearing for the past few days/weeks/months. Note that they haven’t done anything yet and it’s all noise for now. I do hope they raise rates….will give us a great buying opp. Commodities haven’t stopped running…have wondered aloud at times (perhaps here) if this will […]

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Notable Transactions Buy(s) THB 191 mn RJH – That’s a large purchase by the independent director JMT – They’re in for an amazing few years….all this bad debt floating around…remember the only npl’s being sold now are pre wuflu. JMART – And he’s still buying Sell(s) THB 322 mn VPO – A sale to a […]

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UOB buys four Citibank retail arms: Singaporean banking group to acquire consumer businesses in key Asean markets. Good asset quality and strong competition in the Thai consumer banking sector are the main reasons United Overseas Bank (UOB) is buying Citibank’s retail arms in four Asean markets, says an executive. Bangkok Post Highway Department to open […]

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AAV’s 1.714b new shares from RO 5.7625:1 @ Bt 1.75/share tradable today. Comment: Apparently the WHO has said that they recommend for countries to relax travel restrictions and remove the vax passports last night, hooray! BA to resume 2 daily flights from SIA to Phuket to support sandbox & sealed route scheme from February 1. […]

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ACE upbeats FY22 outlook from 250mw capacity on hand, full year recognition of 9.9mw biomass power plants cod-ed November 21, will sign 59mw community power PPA with Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) by eo-1Q. CWT sets >10% revenue growth target this year, on power business and leather seats, expected to see big jump in orders, tracking […]

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