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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AH’s confident of profitability this year, on lack of provision and impairment loss, sees solid 1Q with limited impact from covid-19. Comment: Funny things in their accounts AOT reports 9,797 flights cancellation in March, passengers drops by 3m yoy, expects more in 2Q from more lockdown measures worldwide. Comment: I still think its the best […]

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AOT to announce winner for Bt13b SIA’s 3rd runway projects and satellite terminal on March 9. AWC target 15% CAGR over next 5 years, sets 5 year capex at Bt30b to expand hospitality and commercial projects. BANPU sees profitable this year from -Bt553m loss in 2019, expecting turnaround in coal, utility and gas business. Comment: […]

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BDMS to spend Bt85.6b to buy BH’s shares at Bt125 each. Comment: Boom! Another one CPN mulls cutting rental rate for tenants at 8 malls from total 34 that were severely impact by the virus, scraps 8% FY20 revenue growth target. Comment: I wonder at what point do office buildings begin to reduce rates, there’s […]

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