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Equity Analysis / Thailand

Hospitality Days-Hospitality services = Thailand’s future competitive advantage

The COVID-19 pandemic creates opportunities in medical tourism and preventative care (wellness tourism) in Thailand. All hospital operators confirm the strong pent-up demand of foreign patients that should be unlocked in 4Q20 and particularly in 2021...
Bualuang Securities Narumon Ekasamut
Narumon Ekasamut @ Bualuang Securities 14 October 2020
Equity Analysis / Thailand

Too cheap to ignore

We have upped our 2020 core profit forecast by 2% to Bt1.22bn (up 6% YoY) to reflect GM growth, led by cost savings and a fat GM for COVID-19 testing (16% of the 2Q20 top-line). Healthcare revenue will be flattish YoY at Bt8.9bn this year. GM is assu...
Bualuang Securities Phoowadol Phoosodngern
Phoowadol Phoosodngern @ Bualuang Securities 7 October 2020
Flash Report / Bangladesh

Unilever completes 82% acquisition of Glaxow BD, gaining ownership of HFD brands

Glaxow BD to become Unilever Consumer Care after the transfer of 9.88mn shares. Horlicks is the absolute market leader in the BDT4.1bn health food drinks (HFD) industry attaining 92% market share. On the other hand, GSK group will continue to market...
IDLC Securities Auneea Haque
Auneea Haque @ IDLC Securities 29 July 2020
Equity Analysis / Pakistan

Dexamethasone proves to be breakthrough drug for Covid-19

A UK government-funded trial has immediately approved Dexamethasone, an anti-inflammatory drug (corticosteroid), to treat all hospitalised Covid-19 patients requiring oxygen, including those on ventilators. SEARL has also recently entered licensing a...
Intermarket Securities Yusra Beg
Yusra Beg @ Intermarket Securities 17 June 2020
Macro Analysis / Global

Safeguarding Africa’s Food Security in the Age of COVID-19

Food security in sub-Saharan Africa is under threat. As a result, lives are lost, malnutrition rises, health worsens, and school enrollment drops. The measures to contain and manage the COVID-19 pandemic, while critical to saving lives, risks exacerb...
International Monetary Fund
IMF Blog 4 June 2020
Safeguarding Africa’s Food Security in the Age of COVID-19
Safeguarding Africa’s Food Security in the Age of COVID-19
Macro Analysis / Global

How the Great Lockdown Saved Lives

Since the COVID-19 outbreak was first reported in Wuhan, China in late December 2019, the disease has spread to more than 200 countries and territories. On the other hand, having a strong health system and lower population density enhanced the effect...
International Monetary Fund
IMF Blog 2 June 2020
How the Great Lockdown Saved Lives
How the Great Lockdown Saved Lives