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Bangkok 7-Eleven's delivery push fails to rattle
With 7-Eleven offering free-of-charge delivery service from 3,000 stores in Bangkok and the suburbs, food delivery services have found that it's not a big deal. Ariya Banomyong, managing director of Line Thailand, said Line Man has offered delivery service for two years and is No.1 in food delivery service. "I have not seen the details of the service by 7-Eleven yet, but I still don't see any impact on the market because the most popular items for delivery service are food and parcels," Mr Ariya said, adding that Line Man's parcel delivery service has been growing because of the rise of e-commerce. Line Man offers five services: messenger, postal delivery, food delivery, goods delivery and taxi hailing. "7-Eleven must do a great deal of investment if they offer the service free of charge, and I think it's tough," Mr Ariya said. Pasit Thiannapapornchoke, marketing manager of Lalamove Thailand, said 7-Eleven's delivery service has not challenged Lalamove, probably because the service remains in the trial stage with just a few branches. Lalamove offers services beyond just things bought from 7-Eleven. "We offer a purchasing service in which our drivers can purchase goods or services on behalf of customers from various shops and restaurants at up to 2000 baht and then be reimbursed immediately upon delivery, and this service is a good option for customers," Mr Pasit said. Tarin Thaniyavarn, country head of Grab Thailand, said the movement reflects the changing lifestyle of consumers who rely on food delivery to save travel time. The phenomenon has led to strong growth in Thailand's food delivery market. From Grab's perspective, new players will help drive market growth and development, resulting in more benefits for consumers and more jobs and income for drivers. Customers will have more choices as players innovate and deliver the best service quality. "New players will help strengthen the delivery business, and it's also an opportunity for Grab to serve 7-Eleven," Mr Tarin said. Source by Bangkok Post: https://www.bangkokpost.com/
Beauty Industry
Technicalbiomed to expand market share by turning Thailand into beauty hub
“Technicalbiomed” plans to expand its market share in cosmetic surgery as well as in obstetrics and gynaecology segments by turning Thailand into an Asian hub for aesthetics and beauty. Warut Suttinan, managing director of Technicalbiomed Co Ltd, an importer and distributor of aesthetic medical devices in Thailand, said: “Thailand is now recognised as a hub of beauty in Asia. The markets for both innovations and cosmeceuticals are growing. In 2017, the medical devices market had a total value of more than Bt1.6 billion, which rose at least 6 per cent in 2018. Each year, many foreigners come to Thailand for the service, and as a result the aesthetic market in Thailand is continually growing. “The definition of aesthetics in the future will shift from taking care only of the external appearance to overall health-consciousness, focusing on the restoration of inner health and overall wellbeing. The drift is already taking place. You can notice that many clinics have started to make some changes in the services they offer, such as hair transplants, feminine health, snoring solutions and stem-cell therapy. These services are very popular in the United States and Europe. Though, Thailand is still early in the game, these services project the market trend in Thailand, and soon these innovations will play an important role in our everyday lives,” he added.  According to Warut, Technicalbiomed has utilised the direct sales model via clinics and hospitals in the past. It is very important to have a qualified physician test the device to see if it works with Thai people’s skin type before presenting it to customers. Meanwhile, cosmetics brand Dermo28, which was brought to Thailand by Technicalbiomed, has also has been receiving a good feedback and has started expanding its market by targeting elite spas and hotel chains. Technicalbiomed’s growth rate is around 10 per cent per year and it is expected that total sales this year will be around Bt100 million. The company has also started expanding in the plastic surgery segment to include liposuction and fat graft, hair transplants and gynaecology. It also plans to extend its distribution via a digital platform by adding new business models. Source by Bangkok Post: https://www.bangkokpost.com/
Energy
Govt body opposes KrisEnergy proposal
A government expert body has opposed KrisEnergy proposal to dig Bangora-7 (B7) gas well, saying it is "unjustified and harmful" for the national interest. The B7 well is adjacent to Srikail-4 well, where Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company (BAPEX) is currently producing gas. If KrisEnergy starts producing gas from B7 well, it may suck gas from the BAPEX well-meaning that the country has to pay KrisEnergy Tk 250 for each mcf gas instead of Tk 100 that it is paying BAPEX for the same, a senior official of energy ministry told the FE preferring anonymity. KrisEnergy, a Singapore-based international energy firm, recently submitted a proposal to the government to dig B7 well. Originally, Tullow Bangladesh Ltd (TBL) was given the permission to dig the B-7 well in 2014 and BAPEX was given the contract by TBL for the drilling. But due to a court injunction, the contract was cancelled. After taking over Tullow operations in Bangladesh, Kris submitted the proposal for B7. But the location of the proposed B7 well is not the same as that of the previous B7 well, officials said. A BAPEX working group has opined the new B-7 well is just 195 meter away from the Srikail-4 well and if KrisEbergy starts digging B-7 well it will cause "serious harm" to the Srikail-4 well. Petrobangla is extracting seven to eight mmcfd gas from this well daily and BAPEX has proposed conducting dual completion in this well to raise the gas production to 20 mmcfd. "As drilling in B-7 well may cause serious threat to the Srikaile well 4, we feel that this proposal should not be approved," a senior official of the BAPEX told the FE preferring anonymity. There remains another serious issue. If KrisEnergy starts extracting gas from B-7 it may suck gas from Srikail 4 well due to the close proximity. "This means the gas we are getting at a rate of Tk 100 per mcf will have to be purchased from KrisEnergy at a rate of Tk 250," the official said. BAPEX suggests that instead of digging the B-7 well, KrisEnergy should dig B-5 well to extract gas from the field. "In Tullow's proposal, they have shown that the primary targets are D and E sand. D sand is already depleting and the formation pressure is 1590 psi. Even if the well is drilled the pressure of the D sand will be less than this one. If any well is drilled below D sand, it can cause the loss of the field," BAPEX expert committee said in its report. Commenting on the issue, energy expert Professor Badrul Imam said a vested quarter has long been active to harm the national interest in the energy sector. "We should not allow such drilling, which will cause harm to our own interest. If drilling B7 affects Srikail 4 well, then it should not be allowed at all," he said. KrisEnergy is now conducting operation in block 9, which covers 1,770 sq km over the eastern margin of the onshore Bengal Basin, approximately 50 km east of Dhaka. It contains the Bangora gas producing field and the Lalmai gas discovery. Bangora production is between 105 mmcfd and 110 mmcfd. Kris bought the stakes of Tullow on the Bangladesh block at $ 42.35 million. The sales and purchase agreement between KrisEnergy and Tullow Oil International Ltd was signed on April 8, 2013 and the transaction was given retrospective effect from January 1, 2013. On December 17, 2013, Tullow Oil, the Irish company, officially handed over its stakes to Kris after getting approval from Petrobangla in November. KrisEnergy signed a sales and purchase agreement to acquire a 30 per cent working interest in and operatorship of Block 9 in April 2013.   Source from: The Financial Express https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/trade/govt-body-opposes-krisenergy-proposal-1539490761
Information Service
Fiber optic installation announced for Cancun-Tulum corridor
According to Mexico News Daily, “The internet is going high-speed for the millions of tourists who visit the Cancun-Tulum corridor of Quintana Roo as interest on investing in fiber optic communication in the region grows. Wireless broadband developer Cobalt Holdings is spearheading the trend with its plans to lay a 180-kilometer fiber optic network in the northern part of the state to cater to the hotel industry. The company’s President, Lawrence Malone, explained that the firm is interested in the economic potential of northern Quintana Roo due to its more than 100,000 hotel rooms, high occupancy rates and investments in the hotel and services industries that have been announced. The newspaper El Economista explained that the corridor is one of the world´s fastest-growing tourist destinations, with more than 17 million visitors per year with an economic impact of over US $7 billion. The head of the Quintana Roo´s Institute for Innovation and Technology told El Economista that other firms have also shown interest in fiber optic communication, including the local Lomastel Telecomunicación and China´s state-owned telecom company China Telecom. The state has received some US $21 million in fiber optic communications investments in recent years, given the appeal of the Caribbean hotel industry and the needs of the public sector, which will only go up next year when the federal Tourism Secretariat moves to the capital of the state, according to the Quintana Roo´s Institute for Innovation and Technology.”   Source from “Mexico News Daily” , “El Economista” https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/fiber-optic-installation-announced/
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GMP Securities to Host Blockchain Conference
According to News Wire,  “GMP Securities L.P. (GMP or the Company), a wholly-owned subsidiary of GMP Capital Inc. (TSX: GMP), today announced it will be hosting its 2nd annual GMP Securities Blockchain Technology Conference on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto. At this conference, GMP will host key industry participants, including technologists, financiers and institutional investors to engage in industry related panels.  The GMP Securities' blockchain conference represents a unique opportunity to hear directly from recognized blockchain experts on topics such as: institutional investing in blockchain, regulation, crypto mining, tokenization and security token offerings and the future of fintech. "We have an exciting lineup of digital visionaries and icons of the blockchain/cryptocurrency industry to deliver keynote addresses. This year's event promises to be an unmissable opportunity," said Harris Fricker, CEO of GMP. For further information, please visit our corporate website at www.gmpsecurities.com or contact your GMP representative to register for the conference.   ABOUT GMP CAPITAL INC. GMP is a leading independent diversified financial services firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada, providing a wide range of financial products and services to a global client base that includes corporate clients, institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals in two integrated reporting segments. The Capital Markets segment provides investment banking, including advisory and underwriting services, institutional sales and trading and research through offices in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Bahamas. Wealth Management consists of GMP's non-controlling ownership interest in Richardson GMP Limited. Richardson GMP Limited, Canada's largest independent wealth management firm, is focused on providing exclusive and comprehensive wealth management and investment services delivered by an experienced team of investment professionals. GMP is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "GMP". For further information, please visit our corporate website at gmpcapital.com. “   Source/URL: News Wire https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/gmp-securities-to-host-blockchain-conference-697607341.html

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