AS: local fund, BBLAM, raised holding by 0.4382% to 5.0033% of total outstanding on January 27. Comment: It’s a bit late to be adding no? But I’ve been totally wrong on AS over the past 2 years, why? I remember all my meetings with them from 2010-2020 and didn’t think management would be able to […]

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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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Thai AirAsia (TAA) has announced mass layoffs, extended furloughs, and cut its fleet by 10% after struggling with the impact of the pandemic, despite the country’s reopening on Nov 1 Comment: And just after they said expected a full recovery BA will reduce fleets size to 35 aircrafts next year from current 38, return additional […]

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BA to resume Samui-Phuket route, from Aug 25, will return 1 lease aircraft this year and 6 in FY22 lower fleet size to 32 from current 39 by end of next year. Comment: Airlines are (were?) a fantastic reopening play.  BANPU sees solid 3Q from high gas and coal price, and revenue contribution from El […]

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ADVANC secures official broadcaster right for Toyko Olympics on AIS Play for all matches. Comment: This is slowly taking True’s market share. AIS Play is fantastic for sports today versus True especially on a price comparison basis. BA to suspend BKK-Samui route from Jul 21 and postpone resumption of 5 other routes. Comment: I know […]

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BA anticipates it will not return to profit until 2024, though it sees investment opportunities in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in the EEC for long term growth. Comment: MRO services are a great money maker at scale. The question is whether Thailand will be considered competitive when compared to Singapore and the Philippines. […]

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BA expects Bt3.9b revenue from passenger traffic this year, with 61% load factor, sees full recovery in 2-3 years. Comment: I’m still wondering when/if BA/AAV will recap, I’m just waiting for this opportunity. BAM mulls spinning off retail & P-loan unit to boost flexibility and improve competitiveness, in talk ILM & GLOBAL to tap in […]

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AMATAV sees better performance than last year, expected to sell 1,050 rai of land in 2 IE in Vietnam, in talk with partner to invest in 3,000 rai IE in central Vietnam. Comment: They have never hit their targets. They haven’t done anything positive in Vietnam versus effectively every other international and domestic player there. […]

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BA add 1 daily flight each to 3 routes (Bkk-Chiang Mai, Bkk-Phuket, Bkk-Lampang) from Sept 1. BAM’s earnings have bottomed out in 2Q, with Bt1.16b Net profit expected for 3Q, +32%, excluding Bt2-3b DTA, Tabloid. CGD to launch 2 hotels, Capella Bangkok and Four Season at Chao Phraya river, in Oct and Nov, Bt12b backlog […]

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ACAP: on verge of trading suspension aft default Bt 1.88b CD, tabloid. Comment: Well lets see….SET is rather flexible with how they implement rulings…but w/o a doubt ACAP has defaulted and could do down the IFEC route unless they raise capital. ADVANC’s gearing up for 5G investment in the EEC and applying AIS’s ultra-fast mobile […]

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