Thai hypermarket group Big C Supercenter BIGC.BK said on Thursday it expected growth in both net profit and sales of 6-7 percent in 2010, helped by the opening of new branches and a likely pick-up in the economy.
But this year’s earnings should be flat from last year’s 2.85 billion baht ($86 million) as sales were likely to grow in a range of just 0-2 percent, missing a 5-6 percent target, Vice-President Jariya Chirathivat told reporters.
Big C, 36 percent owned by France’s Casino Group, is the country’s second-biggest hypermarket operator in terms of the number of stores after British-owned Tesco Lotus.
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Thailand Q1 Investment Applications Soar 80% as FDI More Than Double says BOI
The top three source countries of FDI applications during the first quarter were South Korea, China, and Singapore, with similar levels of investment. Korean investment soared due to a large-scale joint venture in the medical sector, Ms Duangjai said.
The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) said today that in the first quarter of 2021, investment applications rose 80% from the year earlier period to a total value of 123.4 billion baht (USD3.9 billion), led by projects in the medical and electric and electronics (E&E) sectors, as foreign direct investment (FDI) applications more than doubled.(more…)
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