BBL raises prime lending rates by 15-20bps, savings by 5-25bps from today, its minimum lending rate now at 6.45% and savings will be 0.5%, becomes the 1st to hike after BOT’s on Wednesday. Comment: Just look at that spread, remember the news article where the bankers said they wouldn’t increase rates. BEM mulls revising up […]

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ATP30 sets Bt180m capex to replace fleet with 60 e-bus, aims to boost margins from lower maintenance & fuel costs. BGRIM sets 10,000MW capacity target by 2030, 10% EBITDA growth p.a., boosting renewable energy to 50%, and bids for 2,000-3,000 MW alternative energy PP in VN under PDP8. Comment: With the drive from politics, I […]

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BAY is also to report today, Bt8.207b 4Q22, and Bt29.84b FY22 consensus. Comment: Perhaps the best managed bank in the country over the past few years. COM7 mulls expanding house brand products portfolio from <10% of mobile accessories sales to >25% in FY23 to boost margin, utilize existing shelf spaces. Comment: so they’re going to […]

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ADVANC eyes virtual banking license, after selling remaining stake in AISCB to SCB, aims to capitalize on its >50m mobile and internet customers. Comment: Urgh…can’t think of one digital bank that is actually profitable globally. Prove me wrong if there’s one out there. AMR signed MOU Eastern Pro Water Supply to jointly expand tap water […]

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Inflation/supply chain A silly analogy however every once in a while Ill enjoy an overpriced (but fantastic) coffee for 120 baht. Recently the price has increased to 140, why? According to the staff it’s because finding fresh cow milk is harder than before. This doesn’t apply just to them, the average coffee that I buy […]

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KBANK may be readmitted to MSCI after raising free-float, sees Bt6.1b inflows, while BAM may be deleted, announcement Aug 11 and effective Aug 31, Tabloid. Comment: It’s going to be a fun week for this sector. MAKRO added 3rd hypermarket branches in Phnom Penh, sees positive feedback from local F&B operators, mulls tapping in VN […]

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BANPU in collab with SG partner Durapower & TH largest bus manufacturer, Cherdchai Motors sales to establish battery assembly plant in Nakhon Ratchasima province, target cod 1H23, aims to boost capacity to 1GWh by eo-FY26. Comment: I just wonder where they’ll source the raw materials for this to ensure competitive pricing? BEM’s retail subsidiary, BKK […]

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BCH up hospitel capacity to accommodate rising virus cases after long holidays. Comment: Lots of unregistered “positive” cases throughout my network at the moment. Obviously not shown in the figures, and by now you’ll know my viewpoint is that I just don’t care about this. I hope that most people don’t care either. KBANK in […]

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BGRIM performed foundation stone laying for its Bgrim Power Angthong 2 and 3, 280MW combined worth Bt12b, CODed late next year and Bt5-6b revenue per year. Comment: Screwed on margins for the rest of this year until the government can start charging the nation higher costs for electricity. KBANK’s announced a Bt100b strategic program aimed […]

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AWC anticipates solid turnaround 2H from recovery OCC & higher room rate, contribution from MICE, 12 hotels on track to open FY23-FY27. Comment: Despite it being one of the larger groups on the mkt, it doesn’t attract as much investor interest. GULF raised revenue growth target this year to 80% from 60%, on rise in […]

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