AGE sets 5.5m tons coal sales target this year, boosting rev to Bt11b, sets Bt280m capex to expand logistics. Comment: Oh hello high coal prices and inventory gains. Think I’ve been banging on about this for 6 months. AOT expects 370K passengers thru Suvarnabhumi airports during 10 days around Songkran, +10% yoy, with flights increasing […]

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Watch for a messy re-opening for tourism. Too many q’s re Phuket…1) Will this incompetent bunch of donkeys actually be able to systemically vaccinate the population there? 2) What about the tourists from Bangkok that frequent Phuket at the moment, do they not outnumber the potential number of foreign tourists for the next 3-6 months? […]

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Notable Transactions Buy(s) THB 7.3 bn OSP – Left pocket right pocket, though I think the seller is probably going to build a massive art gallery after receiving this pile of cash. MJD – Largest shareholder in the family here takes another ~3% of the shares, way below market price. JMART – And boom the […]

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NBTS said postponing 5G license payment proposal is in conflict with TORs and a special order under Article 44 is needed, otherwise would sure to result in further lawsuits. Transport Ministry to sign TH-China high-speed rail projects today, total 3 contracts worth Bt27b, China State Construction-NWR-AS Associate consortium wins Bt11.525b, ITD’s Bt6.57b and UNIQ wins […]

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EPG’s confident of >Bt9b revenue this year, sees windfall from Biden’s latest infra spending plans. Comment: No, no, no. It’s a margin game for this company, half of it are auto’s (ok fine a recovery) but a “high oil price” is awful for their margins. HANA expects revenue this year to be close to 2019 […]

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BPP buys 33.5% stake in 543mw Nakoso Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) powerplants for US$80m, deal to complete by end of April. CPF opens 2 new Chester grill restaurants, Lak-si and Bang-na, and launches chicken New Orleans new menu, on track to open 10 this year. OR extend land lease contract at Khlongtoey pier central […]

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7UP sees rising water sales in Phuket, after Provincial Waterworks Authority cancelled 7 contracts with 7 private firms with 18K m3/day contracts, while water treatment contract with CPF sees solid growth, firm on 50% revenue growth this year. BJC launches BIGC vending machines, target factory workers, industrial estates, hospitals. CHAYO target FY21 revenue growth >25% […]

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AEONTS, VGI, and HUMAN in JV to set up Rabbit Cash, Bt800m registered cap, to expand digital lending platform, including nano finance, by capping interest rate at 15% max. Comment: Love this move by VGI, that damn rabbit card is immensely valuable and now they’ve figured out the partners to use utilise their distribution network. […]

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CHEWA upbeats 1Q earnings from strong transfer of home office projects, Hallmark Ladprao, sees recovery demand from SMEs clients, Bt1.61b out of Bt2.17b backlog to realize this year, firms on 50% FY21 revenue growth target above Bt2.5b. Comment: Basically has gone nowhere. CHO rolls out prototype of 2nd gen EV London Taxi, will official debut […]

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Over the last 12 months, everyone made a killing. I’ve been thinking more about the next 12-18 months and wondering 1) Rates move = banks earnings coming back therefore ROE improvement despite the dead economy 2) The bigger get bigger (ranted on this enough times) 3) Commodities on a multi-year uptrend cycle (does this then […]

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