Wednesday October 16, 2019 19:19

ISSUE Press Releases

CKPower Confirms Xayaburis COD on Time, Ready to Sell 1,220 MW to EGAT End of October Energy—08 Oct 19

Thanawat Trivisvavet, Managing Director of CK Power Public Company Limited or CKP in SET, also the management of Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Plant, confirms that Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has issued the Certificate of Readiness

Fitch Rates Thai ORIX Leasing#s Guaranteed Bonds #AAA(tha)(EXP)# Stcoks—04 Oct 19

Bangkok--4 Oct--Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings (Thailand) has assigned an expected National Long-Term Rating of 'AAA(tha)(EXP)' to guaranteed bonds of up to THB1.0 billion to be issued by Thai ORIX Leasing Company Limited (TOLC). The Outlook is Stable.

The final rating for the upcoming issuance is contingent upon the receipt of final documents conforming to information already received and the Office of Securities and Exchange Commission's approval of the bond issuance.

KEY RATING DRIVERS

The expected National Long-Term Rating on the guaranteed bond is based entirely on irrevocable and unconditional guarantees provided by Japan-based ORIX Corporation (ORIX; A-/Stable). ORIX's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of 'A-' is higher than Thailand's Long-Term Local-Currency IDR of 'BBB+'/Positive, and correlates to the highest rating on the national scale of 'AAA(tha)'.

TOLC provides a wide range of leasing products, including finance and auto-operating leases, hire purchase and rentals of equipment and machines. TOLC has been benefitting from financial and operational support from its parent, ORIX, including loans and debts guaranteed and technical support. TOLC's assets stood at THB16.2 billion at end-March 2019 (FYE19).

ORIX holds a stake of 96.6% in TOLC while Bangkok Insurance Public

KBank issues USD denominated subordinated notes worth 800 million USD, with oversubscription rate Stcoks—03 Oct 19

KASIKORNBANK PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED (KBank) has announced its successful issuance of USD denominated subordinated notes (the "Notes") with a USD800 million offering that were oversubscribed four times. Such high oversubscription rate reflects the

Fitch Rates KASIKORNBANK#s Basel III Tier 2 USD Notes Final #BBB# Stcoks—01 Oct 19

Fitch Ratings has assigned KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited's (KBank; BBB+/Stable/bbb+) USD800 million Basel III-compliant Tier 2 subordinated notes due October 2031 a final rating of 'BBB'. The notes are issued by KBank's Hong Kong branch under its

Huawei Releases Thinking Ahead About AI Security and Privacy Protection White IT—01 Oct 19

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2019, Huawei released the Thinking Ahead About AI Security and Privacy Protection white paper, which outlines the company's perspective and practices in AI security, privacy issues and related solutions, and proposes a shared

CPF and Thai Union Group Issue Statement to Support SeaBOS in Tackling Modern General—30 Sep 19

Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF) and Thai Union Group PCL issued a joint statement on tackling modern slavery to ensure their supply chains are free of illegal labor. Atthe Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS) Dialogue annual meeting in

Fitch Rates Bangkok Bank#s Basel III Tier 2 USD Notes Final #BBB# Stcoks—25 Sep 19

Fitch Ratings has assigned Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited's (BBL; BBB+/Stable/bbb+) USD1.2 billion Basel III-compliant Tier 2 subordinated notes due September 2034 a final rating of 'BBB'. The notes will be issued by BBL's Hong Kong branch under its

Fitch Rates KASIKORNBANK#s Proposed Basel III Tier 2 USD Notes #BBB(EXP)# Stcoks—20 Sep 19

Fitch Ratings has assigned KASIKORNBANK Public Company Limited's (KBank; BBB+/Stable/bbb+) proposed US dollar Basel III-compliant Tier 2 subordinated notes an expected rating of 'BBB(EXP)'. The proposed notes will be issued under KBank's euro medium-term

Indorama Ventures Makes Successful Unrated International Bond Debut Properties—16 Sep 19

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, has issued its first ever USD-denominated Senior Unsecured Reg S Fixed Rate Notes (the "Bonds") international offering to foreign institutional investors. The transaction is one

Visa and AEON to launch the new Visa Olympic themed card issued by Stcoks—16 Sep 19

Mr.Suripong Tantiyanon (2 nd from right), Country Manager, Visa Thailand, the official sponsor of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Mr. Kenji Fujita (2 nd from left), Managing Director, AEON Thana Sinsap (Thailand) Public Company Limited jointly launched Visa

Wirecard and UnionPay, the World#s Largest Card Scheme, Sign MoU to Form Expanded Global Strategic Stcoks—16 Sep 19

- UnionPay leads the global card scheme market, having issued 57.6% of the world's payment cards in circulation - Partnership aims to support Wirecard's growth in China - Scope includes expanding global acceptance of UnionPay and developing joint

/C O R R E C T I O N - The Chivas Venture/ General—11 Sep 19

In the news release, Chivas Launches Global $1m Competition for Start-ups That Blend Profit With Purpose, issued 10-Sep-2019 by The Chivas Venture over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the third paragraph, a quote from Alexandre Ricard

Medix# commitment to social responsibility endorsed through world leading sustainability General—11 Sep 19

Medix secures world-class GRI accreditation, underlining its impact on critical sustainability issues such as equality in the healthcare sector and social well-being Medix Group ("Medix" or the "Company"), a leading provider of innovative, high quality

Fitch Rates Bangkok Bank#s Proposed Basel III Tier 2 USD Notes #BBB(EXP)# Stcoks—09 Sep 19

Fitch Ratings has assigned Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited's (BBL; BBB+/Stable/bbb+) proposed US dollar denominated Basel III-compliant Tier 2 subordinated notes an expected rating of 'BBB(EXP)'. The notes will be issued under BBL's global

Fitch Upgrades Standard Chartered Bank (Thai)#s Short-Term Ratings to #F1#; Outlook Stcoks—05 Sep 19

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited's (SCBT) Short-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to 'F1' from 'F2'. At the same time, the agency has affirmed the bank's Long-Term Foreign- and

ฟิทช์ประกาศเพิ่มอันดับเครดิตระยะสั้นของธนาคารสแตนดาร์ดชาร์เตอร์ด (ไทย) เป็น #F1 หุ้น—05 Sep 19

บริษัท ฟิทช์ เรทติ้งส์ ประกาศเพิ่มอันดับเครดิตสากลสกุลเงินต่างประเทศระยะสั้น (Short-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating) และอันดับเครดิตสากลสกุลเงินในประเทศระยะสั้น (Short-Term Local-Currency Issuer Default Rating) ของธนาคารแสตนดาร์ดชาร์เตอร์ด

Fitch Rates Bank of Ayudhya#s Senior Unsecured Bonds #AAA(tha)# Stcoks—05 Sep 19

Fitch Ratings (Thailand) has assigned Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited's (BAY, AAA(tha)/Stable) upcoming issue of senior unsecured bonds a National Long-Term Rating of 'AAA(tha)'. The proposed bonds will have tenors of up to three years. Proceeds

Media Statement Regarding Reported US DoJ Probes into Huawei IT—04 Sep 19

On August 30, 2019, the Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. Department of Justice probed Huawei on alleged theft of smartphone-camera patents. These allegations are false. Huawei would like to issue the following clarifications regarding these

Fitch Affirms CIMB Thai Bank at #AA-(tha)#; Outlook Stable Entertainment—03 Sep 19

Fitch Ratings has affirmed CIMB Thai Bank Public Company Limited's (CIMBT) National Long-Term Rating and the rating on its THB2 billion 2.44% notes due 2020 at 'AA-(tha)'. The Outlook is Stable. The notes are issued by CIMB Thai Auto Company Limited

Fitch Upgrades UOBT#s Short-Term IDR to #F1#; Affirms Long-Term IDR at Stcoks—03 Sep 19

Fitch Ratings has upgraded United Overseas Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited's (UOBT) Short-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'F1' from 'F2', and affirmed its Long-Term IDR at 'A-' with a Stable Outlook. The Short-Term IDR has been upgraded because

Fitch Revises Outlook on TMB Bank to Affirms at #BBB-# Stcoks—03 Sep 19

Fitch Ratings has revised the Outlook on TMB Bank Public Company Limited's (TMB) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and National Long-Term Rating to Positive from Stable and affirmed the ratings at 'BBB-' and 'AA-(tha)', respectively. At the same

ฟิทช์ให้แนวโน้มอันดับเครดิตเป็นบวกแก่ ธ.ทหารไทย และคงอันดับเครดิตสากลสกุลเงินต่างประเทศที่ หุ้น—03 Sep 19

ฟิทช์ เรทติ้งส์ ปรับแนวโน้มอันดับเครดิตของอันดับเครดิตสากลสกุลเงินต่างประเทศระยะยาว (Long-Term Foreign Currency Issuer Default Rating) และอันดับเครดิตภายในประเทศระยะยาว ของ ธนาคารทหารไทยจำกัด (มหาชน) หรือ TMB เป็นแนวโน้มอันดับเครดิตเป็นบวก

KSrelief Launches Response Initiative to Provide Treatment for Yemenis Injured in Recent Events in General—02 Sep 19

According to a statement issued today by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), the center "is following with keen interest the unfortunate recent events in the governorates of Aden and Abyan during which many people have been

HIMSS AsiaPac19 Conference Exhibition Will Address Issues in the Shifting Paradigm of Heathcare—30 Aug 19

Healthcare and Information Management Systems Society Asia Pacific (HIMSS APAC), supported by the Ministry of Public Health Thailand, will organize the HIMSS AsiaPac19 Conference & Exhibition from 7-10 October 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand at the Centara

Mongolia: UN human rights expert visits to examine financial and economic General—30 Aug 19

The UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, will conduct an official visit to Mongolia from 2 to 11 September 2019, at the invitation of the Government. "The purpose of the mission is to identify good practices,

Certification Tackles Growing Sustainability Issues of Data Centers IT—29 Aug 19

The environmental impact of data usage is growing fast. Carbon dioxide emissions from data centers are now equal to those of the global air travel. To help tackle the problem, the sustainability certification TCO Certified will be expanded to include

Central Embassy is cleaning up the world with a beach cleaning event at Bangsaen Beach, in General—27 Aug 19

Making a difference in the world is the key phrase at the moment, and raising environmental awareness is crucial to tackling this global issue that affects us all. Central Embassy and Central Tham, together with the Saensuk Municipality of Chonburi

Making It Easy for Anyone to Be a Responsible Tourist in Asia General—22 Aug 19

GROUND Asia guidelines have been created to help tourists handle sensitive issues such as single-use plastics, photography, child safety, giving responsibly, and more Student travel company GROUND Asia has created responsible traveller training modules

Fitch Rates PTT Global Chemical#s Debentures #AA+(tha)# Stcoks—22 Aug 19

Fitch Ratings (Thailand) has assigned a National Long-Term Rating of 'AA+(tha)' to PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited's (PTTGC, AA+(tha)/Stable) new senior unsecured debentures. The debentures of up to THB10 billion will be issued in three

Super Antioxidant Ergothioneine Achieves GRAS Status from FDA General—22 Aug 19

Emerging Studies Reveal Ergothioneine consumption is Correlated to Reducing Mild Cognitive Impairment Southern California-based ingredient supplier and manufacturer, Blue California announced the FDA has issued a Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)