Vietnam government has approved AMATA investment in Amata City Long Thanh, valued at US$258mn. It expects this to open in 2017 and attract US$500mn in foreign investment intially. Management expects Chinese companies to set up plants in this industrial estate, with value reaching US$4bn within ten years. (Thun Hoon, 27/08/15)
Comment: Vietnam has a few things going for it in terms of FDI, American guilt from the war, China looking to control its southern “younger” brother, Korea and Japan looking for a cheaper manufacturing base.
CPF has budgeted Bt10bn for treasure stock of about 5.17% of its shares. It expects 2015 revenue to grow 10% from 2014’s Bt426bn aided by high orders from home and abroad. (Thun Hoon, 27/08/15)
Comment: Boom, another sharebuyback, and why? Simple its holding’s in CPALL effectively mean you’re buying CPF’s business for free
CSS expects stable growth in 2H15 thanks to the telecom business. It expects 2015 revenue of Bt4.8-5bn (20-25% growth). It has opened new offices and a warehouse, preparing for business expansion. (Khao Hoon, 27/08/15)
Comment: Digital economy beneficiary?
GCAP is looking for a business partner, expects to conclude a deal by the end of this year. It expects to get a nano-finance license soon and expects to lend in 2H15. It targets 2015 loans of Bt900mn with revenue close to last year’s Bt186.22mn. (Thun Hoon, 27/08/15)