- New talks on G2G rice deal with China — THE GOVERNMENT plans to renegotiate with China deals for the sale of rice and other agricultural products after deciding to go it alone in the Bangkok to Nong Khai high-speed rail project instead of engaging in a joint venture with the economic powerhouse. (Bangkok Post, 10/5/16)
- Move aims to double revenue by 2027 — The Excise Department is studying a plan to impose higher taxes on fuel, alcohol, beer, tobacco and telecommunications services with the aim of doubling revenue to almost 1 trillion baht by 2027. (Bangkok Post, 10/5/16)
- March loans steady as banks remain wary of credit quality — Overall commercial bank loans declined in March on a monthly basis but registered a year-on-year upsurge as businesses seek loans for investment and working capital, reports the Bank of Thailand. (Bangkok Post, 11/5/16)
- Rising internal risks causing concern — The Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) held the policy interest rate steady at 1.5% as expected yesterday, but voiced concerns over heightening internal downside risks that could derail private consumption and investment. (Bangkok Post, 12/5/16)
Changes in constituents for the MSCI Global Standard Indexes which will take place as of the close of May 31, 2016.
MSCI Thailand: (+2) EGCO, ROBINS
MSCI Small Cap (Thailand): (+3) DNA, GL, S
(-6) EFORL, SAMTEL, SDAT, SRICHA, TIPCO, TTCL