CPN launches 5 campaigns to boost traffic at malls by 20%, emphasizing on Music Phenomenon during new year-end countdown format. GUNKUL board approved Bt1.47b investment in 50MW solar PP in Vietnam, boosting capacity there to 150MW. INSET secured Bt300m 5G network installation projects, ink deal Jan 21, expects to win at least 3 contracts from […]

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ADVANC to provide 5G network solution for Bosch’s factory in EEC, sees growth from IoT, remote production curling & monitoring, automated warehouse & logistic to improve productivity. Comment: I think we are underestimating the potential impact of 5G on businesses, it’s going to be far bigger than we may realise. AOT’s board omitted bonus payment […]

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CPALL sets to boost overall 7-11 stores to 13,000 by next year. CPN sets Bt400m promo budget to boost traffic in malls by 20%, hoping that overall this year would be close to 95%. MAJOR may see recovery in 4Q on cost control, and turn profitable again next year from lineup of blockbuster films throughout […]

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Government Saving Bank appointed TMB to be FA for acquisition of iBank’s leasing subsidiary, AMANAH, to expand non-bank auto title loan business, finalized by end of October. Comment: So is this the vehicle that the government will use to supply liquidity to the country? CHAYO: board approved moving from MAI to SET, will proceed after […]

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ASP said there’s risk Thai credit rating may be cut, after Moody’s cut Laos’ from B3 to Caa2, a Junk Bond, after running a huge deficit. Comment: Well Laos’ issue is that they relied on Chinese financing and now have lost their assets to China, whereas Thailand is thankfully (so far) not been as stupid. […]

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BCH sees record high 3Q on seasonal, new hospital, higher SSO payment, and foreign patients. Comment: Where are these magical foreign patients? Perhaps I count as one of them… CPN anticipates 2H turnaround from lower rent cut to 20-30% from improved traffic at malls to 80-90% compare to pre-covid level, sees overall OCC still healthy […]

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BBL has the lowest amount of debts among peers, qualified under Bank of Thailand’s moratorium, at 10-14% and Bt12.7b in LLP, but had already set aside Bt18b in 1H20, a large enough cushion, Tabloid. Comment: I’ve written for years, if BBL is considered the best bank in the sector, then the sector is in bad […]

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AH sees 40% drop in revenue this year, with net loss expected in 2Q, aims to cut costs by 50%. Comment: Well…looks like their expansion plans are all on hold BCH sees solid growth in 2Q20 from COVID related revenue and from 5% growth in social security patients to 900K, keeps plan to build 3 […]

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AP reports 4M20 sales topped Bt8.33b, Bt4.93b backlog pending transfer, delay plans to add land bank, maintaining Bt33.5b FY20 presales target. Comment: That’s still decent. BAM reaffirms at least Bt1 dividend payout this year, sees recovery in 2H, plans to sell Bt3.3b worth of rehabbed assets. Inclusion into MSCI this Friday will see $58m inflows, […]

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ASIAN anticipates 2Q turnaround from recovery pet food sales and frozen food aft China reopens, allots Bt230m budget to revamp production line and cold storage, maintaining 20% revenue growth target. CPN in co-operation with Internal Trade Dept prepares a space for free for farmers to sell their products during April 15-30 at various locations. CRC […]

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