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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BANPU acquires 37.6mw VN onshore windfarm projects for Bt2.065b, power to sell to authority under 20 years PPA (cod-ed Apr 19), transaction to complete in 4Q. BTS expects cabinet to approve green line O&M concession extension by 30 years in exchange for Bt100b debts in an upcoming cabinet meeting tomorrow. INTUCH 2Q due Wednesday (Aug […]

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BGRIM to wrap up 4-5 M&A projects both at home and abroad, keeps 10-15% revenue growth target this year. Comment: The cookie monster of the energy space in the region.  BBL reports 4M20 mobile banking transactions +28% yoy from C19, target 11m users from 8.6m by end of year. Comment: Now all of the banks […]

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EASTW give 1.5% discount on tap water sales to Provincial Waterwork Authority for 3 months from April to June 20 to aid those impacted from COVID 19. Comment: Not much of a discount…water has been the only utility to not be targeted for discounts by any government for the past 15 years (from memory) HANA […]

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MAJOR to temporary shut all its cinemas in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, from 18-31 March. Comment: Another name that can double over the next 2 years. SAT sees 7-10% fall in sales this year, to emphasize on oversea markets and new product lines. Comment: Autos are dead.  TASCO reaffirms big jump 1Q as asphalt sales […]

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MAJOR sees sharp fall in 1H20 profit on outbreak, as several movies had delayed premier, including Fast & Furious 9 and James Bond, cutting revenue projection down 17% to Bt8.8b, the lowest in 4 year. Comment: All the major movies are going to be postponed, perhaps this will accelerate the move to digital further by […]

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BAY expects 1Q loan growth shrink more than 10% yoy, sees sharp declines in new home sales, roll-out refinance package to draw mortgage clients. Comment: 1Q20 is a recession quarter, 2Q20 is still up in the air, 2H20 is, I suspect, a recovery period, and 1Q21 everyone will look amazing compared to the year before […]

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CPF to set up shrimp farm in the U.S. to reduce logistic costs and tax barrier. FSMART to add 2,000 top-up machines and 4,000 vending machines this year, to start distribution biz and car title loans. Comment: Well there we go, more ways for low income earners to mortgage their future. LANNA buys RDF fuel […]

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AAV may save as much as Bt800m after Cabinet cut jet fuel tax from Bt4.726/liter to Bt0.20/liter, Bt300m for THAI. Comment: But it may not make up for the loss in demand.  ADVANC, TRUE, DTAC, TOT and CAT have all submitted bids for 5G spectrums, with ADVANC and TRUE said to be vying for 3 […]

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BGRIM to sign JV with EGAT today to develop 45mw solar floating projects. Comment: Cookie munster #3 (1. IVL, 2. GULF)  BJC: Thai antitrust office sets up committee to evaluate impact of Tesco deal to mitigate risk of monopoly. Comment: I wonder which group pushed the government to set this up? CP? Central? It’s the […]

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