AWC and CRC are added to MSCI Min Volatility Index, while OSP had weighting increased, effective Nov 30. Comment: WTF is this index? BCP sets Bt200b capex to boost green business and gas, target Bt70b EBITDA in 2030, from current Bt40b. CK is close to signing Bt210b Luangprabang project this year, while falling steel price […]

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DITTO board approved jv with TEAMG & Wong Siam to expand water management business. Comment: Not sure how this relates to their existing business model. EGCO to acquire 49% stake in 609mw gas-fired power plants in Rhode Island, Cogentrix RISEC Holding, to strengthen presence in the U.S., transaction to be completed in 1Q23. NRF cod-ed […]

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CBG: mulls tap in premium energy drink segment, sees mass market consumers switched to premium products from narrower price difference, adding 2 new energy drink formulas & 1 functional drink in 4Q to boost sales. Comment: CBG has taken OSP out back and beaten it with a stick. EGCO: submitted bidding for 5k mw renewable […]

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AIE sees 3Q turnaround from lower biodiesel production costs as palm oil price drops 30% yoy, expects sales volume accelerates in 4Q on holiday season. EGCO raised 10% holding in 2 wind farms (Chaiyaphum 80mw & Theppana 7.5mw) to be sole owner post transactions, will realize immediate contribution from 3Q. GPSC completed transaction of US$500m […]

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AOT is expected to gain 6.5m passenger after adding 3 airports to management (Udon Thani, Krabi and Buri Ram), translated to 5-6% profit upside, Tabloid. Comment: Thailand’s airport system is actually rather fantastic. Go fly around Europe or the US, a shambles in comparison. BAFS sees clear sign of recovery this year, sets 3,000m liter […]

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AS’s 2 major holders sell 73.72m shares (15.7% of total outstanding) and up to 33.83m units of AS-W2 to SABUY, expects synergy from digital ecosystem, blockchain and e-payment service while SABUY can access new clients from AS’s 100m mobile gamers account. Comment: It’s very interesting watching SABUY work. I think this has been a great […]

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AOT: Israel carrier, El Al, requests Saudi Arabia authority to fly over its airspace to TH to reduce flight time to 8.5 hours from current 11 hours. CCET booked Bt13.1b sales in June, boosting 6M22 to Bt76.7b, +35% yoy, supported by continued demand for electronic devices. Comment: Oh, what slowdown? EGCO: Nam Theun 1 dam […]

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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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AAV predicts the aviation business will return to normal within 3 months on condition that more borders in the region reopen with no quarantine and RT-PCR test required. Comment: Define “normal” though yes I am of the viewpoint that we are going to see a strong rebound in travel IF/WHEN pcr tests/quarantines are taken out. […]

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BAM & RATCH are expected to be remove from MSCI index on an upcoming reshuffle announcement November 11, effective at the close of Nov 30, tabloid. Comment: And the replacements will be MAKRO and…? CPALL: anticipates 4Q turnaround from positive SSSG, expects sales jump after curfew lifted on October 31 (11pm) as sales during 7pm-10pm […]

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