DTC signed hotel management contract with Kuwait real estate co., Al Fajer International Holding, to mgt Dusit Princess Mahboula Kuwait, comprises of 180 rooms plus 70 serviced apartment, target cod 4Q23. Comment: These deals are still happening throughout the world. People here don’t understand that travel is relatively normal within parts of the UAE/pakistan/turkey/greece etc […]

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AMATA said will miss 950 rai land sale target this year, as 9-10 clients postponed land purchase due to covid. Comment: No surprises here. Though yes arguably AMATA is attractive on an NAV/share basis atm. AOT reported Bt4,320m FY20 NP, ending September 30, -83% yoy, in-line with Bt4,372m consensus. Its reported a core loss of […]

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GSB denied report that it’s paying Bt2b for 48.59% stake in AMANAH. Comment: That rumour was quickly dispelled within the day, next name is SAWAD – which hasn’t issued a press release denying the rumours. If so SAWAD may get into MTC’s business – motorbikes. AP may report 115-128% growth in 3Q NP to Bt1,330m […]

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AS sees YoY revenue growth this year on >10 games launched, with 5 to be in 2H. Comment: Kicking myself for missing this. BAY cuts FY20 loan growth target to 3-5% from 5-7%, NII to 10-15% contraction yoy from -3% prior, coverage ratio 180-200 bps from 130-150 bps on fragile environment. BWG’s major holder, Komol […]

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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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ACG moves from MAI to SET under auto sector, effective from July 1 onwards. BDMS has entered into an agreement with China-based Ping An Health Insurance to tap the lucrative Chinese medical tourist market, target Bt1-2b p.a. in revenue. BWG board approved listing of renewable pp subsidiary, Earth Tech Environment, on MAI, expects 2H turnaround […]

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BBL shareholders approve the acquisition of PT Bank Permata TBK  It’s going ahead – Shareholders have approved approved its plan to acquire all the shares in PT Bank Permata Tbk (BNLI). The deal is now expected to close in 2020 after BBL completes the transaction with Standard Chartered and PT Astra to acquire their combined 89.12% […]

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AOT said coronavirus had no impact on arrival January to date as seen in 2% growth, confident of 5% growth this year, have plans to handle the outbreak. Comment: The drop will be seen in the coming weeks/months should this continue. DTC acquires F&B catering services business in Vietnam, The Caterers, for US$3.9m (Bt117m). Comment: […]

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AOT mulls investing Bt3b in monorail projects connecting DMK airport to BTS greenline to help flows of passenger traffic and reduce traffic congestion. Comment: Well it makes sense common sense. However the risk I see is that several travelers to Thailand already skip Bangkok and go direct to their holiday destinations. BCP to sell Bt10b […]

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AOT: to pay extra Bt 243m for state property charges at DMK and regional airports for FY17/18, also expects to pay additional Bt 1.44b for FY19, according to filing. Comment: A small drop in the cash flow making machine that is AOT KTC: may be added to MSCI, upcoming reshuffle announcement on Aug 7, tabloid. […]

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