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    Thai stock market poised for upward surge after rocky start

    After a downward trend in the first half of the year, Thailand’s stock market is predicted to come back in the second half, with a 2.7% decline year-to-date making it one of the worst global performers. This potential recovery is anticipated to be driven by a combination of growing fiscal budget disbursement, a weaker baht, and a revival in tourism and…

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    Thai stock market set for a drop due to US inflation

    Kasikorn Asset Management (K-Asset) anticipates a downward trend in the Thai stock market over the forthcoming quarter, prompted by a slow decrease in US inflation and interest rates. The asset management firm advises investors to mitigate risk through portfolio diversification, targeting the US and Indian stock markets. K-Asset CEO Wajana Wongsupasawat forecasts an additional drop in the Thai market in…

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    TradingPRO: Building on an award-winning legacy

    TradingPRO entered the financial services space in 2017, with a single goal in mind: to provide the best experience to traders, regardless of their knowledge of the financial markets or investing potential. With established offices in Asia and Nigeria and imminent expansion plans in Mexico, TradingPRO’s trajectory underscores its commitment to penetrating diverse markets. Its strategic imperative revolves around bolstering…

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    Thai stock market rebounds amid renewed investor confidence

    The Thai stock market made a strong comeback yesterday, experiencing a rise of approximately 1.3%. This resurgence was mirrored in other regional markets which also bounced back from significant losses incurred on Friday. Investors are seemingly reassured by the belief that a full-scale war in the Middle East is unlikely. This sentiment was further bolstered by the decision of the…

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    Thai stocks shed by foreign investors amidst delayed US rate cuts

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) reported that foreign investors offloaded Thai stocks to the tune of 68.9 billion baht (US$ 2 billion) in the first quarter, with 41.2 billion sold in March alone. This trend is linked to the delayed US interest rate cuts, weaker financial performance of Thai companies compared to those on other exchanges, and overall economic…

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    Thai stock market hits snooze button despite extended hours

    Despite the extension of the Stock Exchange of Thailand‘s (SET) trading hours and looming interest rate cuts by the Bank of Thailand, the Thai market failed to rally yesterday. Concerns over a premature rate cut and the aftermath of a recent terrorist attack near Moscow fuelled investor anxiety. The SET yesterday, March 25, increased its trading period from 270 to…

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    Foreign funds return to SET amid Federal Reserve expectations

    Foreign funds made a return to the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in February, despite a 3.2% shrinkage of the SET index in the first two months of 2024. The investors’ return was driven by a decrease in expectations of the Federal Reserve’s policy rate cut, which was predicted to happen only thrice this year. Soraphol Tulayasathien, the SET’s senior…

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    Thailand intensifies crackdown on illegal short selling

    The Chairman of the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), Pichai Chunhavajira, announced plans to intensify the country’s crackdown on illegal short selling as shares continue to underperform. Currently, the law permits penalisation of only the securities companies that initiate the short-selling order. However, the market authorities are contemplating amending the law to allow the prosecution of both individuals and companies…

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    Thai stock exchange to tighten short sales and program trading rules

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is set to introduce stricter regulations on short sales and program trading, aiming to mitigate securities price volatility and bolster the long-term resilience of the market. This decision follows a comprehensive study conducted by an external advisor, which found the SET’s market surveillance system to be on par with regional standards, as per a…

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    Promising future for Thai SET in healthcare, tourism, food sectors

    Despite the slow recovery of the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) from last year’s significant slump, executives see a promising future in healthcare, tourism, and food stocks. They believe these sectors can offer attractive opportunities for investors and encourage more companies to enlist on the bourse. Manpong Senanarong, SET Senior Executive Vice-President and head of the Issuer and Listing Division,…

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    SET index may drop below 1,300 due to digital wallet handout

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index could potentially plummet below the 1,300-point mark this year, warns the CEO of One Asset Management (ONEAM), Pote Harinasuta. This alarming projection is associated with the government’s proposed digital wallet handout which could result in Thailand’s credit rating being downgraded and a subsequent hike in corporate borrowing costs. Key factors that could influence…

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    SET anticipates Oliver Wyman’s report on Thailand’s securities trading

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) anticipates an imminent report from international consultant Oliver Wyman. The report, expected to be completed in the first week of February, focuses on the suitability of Thailand’s securities trading programs and the prevention of naked short selling. This initiative, led by SET President Pakorn Peetathawatchai, follows investigations into four alleged instances of naked short…

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    Thai retail investors now unrestricted in real estate, infrastructure-backed ICOs

    Retail investors in Thailand will no longer face restrictions on investment in real estate and infrastructure-backed initial coin offerings (ICOs), according to an announcement by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The change, effective from January 16, was made to encourage technology use for fundraising and to support sustainable capital market growth and the digital economy’s development. The SEC’s role,…

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    SEC allows securities firms to offer spot Bitcoin ETFs to elite investors

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is in the process of permitting securities firms to offer spot Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) trading to institutional and high net worth (HNW) investors. The information became public when InnovestX Securities, a unit of SCB X Group, announced on its website that it had recently discussed the matter with the SEC and obtained approval…

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    Zipmex risks losing license over liquidity issues and inadequate management

    Zipmex, a digital asset exchange operator, is facing a potential revocation of its business licence from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) if it fails to resolve its liquidity problem within a fortnight. This issue arises as the company’s capital fund has fallen below the regulator’s minimum standards. The SEC board urged Zipmex to overhaul its operations, blaming the company’s…

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    Krungsri Capital advises investment in 11 high-dividend Thai stocks

    Investors have been advised by Krungsri Capital Securities (KCS) to consider purchasing shares from 11 high-dividend (HD) stocks, which are projected to yield over 2% annually. This move is expected to result in increased capital gains from their investments in the initial two months of each year. These HD stocks have historically outperformed the broader Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)…

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    Sarath Ratanavadi remains wealthiest shareholder in Thai market for fifth year

    For the fifth year running, Gulf Energy Development Plc‘s Chief Executive, Sarath Ratanavadi, tops the list as the wealthiest shareholder in the Thai capital market. Despite a 12.9% dip from the previous year, his shares were valued at a whopping 190 billion baht, according to a recent survey. The annual assessment, a joint effort between Money & Banking magazine and…

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    Electronics firms poised for a shocking surge in the new year

    Electronics companies listed on the stock market are set to witness a performance upturn in the new year, owing to a forecasted global recovery across all industry sub-sectors, according to KGI Securities. The firm predicts a higher growth rate in the second half of the year on the back of continuing inventory restocking. The outlook is based on the steady…

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    No evidence of naked short selling in Thai stock market, says ASCO

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and the Association of Securities Companies (ASCO) confirmed that there is no occurrence of naked short selling within the Thai exchange. This comes amidst the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) request for ASCO members to align their short-sell guidelines with those of the SEC. Pichet Sithi-Amnuai, ASCO president, revealed that regular inspections of short…

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    Thai stock market hit by short selling amid falling figures

    Speculation on short selling and naked short sales has been linked with causing havoc in the Thai stock market today, as retail investors attribute the continuous market decline to these practices. The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has taken a hit this year with a drop of 14.9% as of November 20 and a decrease in market capitalisation from 3.2…

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    Potential slump for Thai stock market due to digital wallet scheme delay

    The Thai stock market is facing a potential slump this month, following a 6.1% drop in October and a 17.2% decline year-to-date, due to potential delays to a significant digital wallet scheme and a slower-than-anticipated recovery in the tourism sector. Such concerns are sparking significant investor anxiety, according to industry analysts. Sompong Benjathepanan, the assistant managing director at AIRA Securities,…

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    SET forecasted to dip amid US bond yield uncertainty

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index, which dipped below 1,400 points last Friday, is anticipated to continue its downward trajectory this week, potentially hitting 1,330 to 1,350 points, as per market analysts’ predictions. Factors contributing to this trend include fluctuating US bond yields and uncertainties in global factors. Wikij Tirawannarat, a senior executive at Bualuang Securities, pointed out that…

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    Stock market fraud: SEC intensifies efforts to restore investor trust

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to fortify its efforts in battling stock market fraud and intensifying its monitoring of publicly traded firms, in a bid to re-establish investor trust. The Commission acknowledged the proliferation of fraud incidents has led to a considerable erosion of confidence among stock investors. Regular offences include insider trading and stock price manipulation.…

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    Thai stock exchange rises 1.5% but investors remain cautious

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) experienced a 1.5% rise on October 11, attracting foreign investors who bought almost 3 billion baht (US$82,648,050) in stocks. Despite this, seasoned investor 50 year old Watchara Kaewsawang, exhibited caution about re-entering the market, citing the recent increase as a short-lived technical rebound following a series of downturns. Watchara acknowledged that his trading activity…

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    Global stocks take a rollercoaster ride as investors chase ‘oil-usive’ recovery

    Global stocks experienced a mixed performance yesterday, as investors sought recovery from the significant drop in the previous session, induced by a sharp dip in oil prices. The 10-year US Treasury note, which reached a 16-year high on Tuesday, experienced a retreat after a disappointing US recruitment report surfaced. Adam Sarhan of 50 Park Investments stated that investors are entering…

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    Thai stock market plunges amid public debt concerns and reduced GDP forecast

    Following a decline of over 1.5% yesterday, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) dropped below the 1,450 points mark. This follows mounting apprehensions concerning escalating public debt and economic growth after the World Bank scaled down its forecast for the Thai GDP. Daol Securities (Thailand) noted selling pressure from the majority of investor groups due to persisting worries about the…

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    Stock slide stalls: Thai stock market slump set to stabilise as analysts predict limited decreases

    The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index has been subjected to a downward revision this year, dipping to a three-month low of roughly 1,470 points. This has led market analysts to believe that further decreases are now limited. Kasikorn Securities (KSEC) consequently altered its SET index target to 1,544 points by the close of 2023, a significant drop from the…

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    Currency crunch: Thai SET under strain as rates rise and baht bites

    A recent policy rate hike of 0.25% by the Bank of Thailand, coupled with the weakening baht, is placing pressure on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). Analysts have suggested this after observing that the index slipped below the resistance level of 1,500 points. The Thai bourse experienced a downturn at the opening yesterday, following a 0.88% drop to conclude…

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    Economic data in China sees Asian stocks surge, Thai shares dip

    Asian stocks experienced a significant surge yesterday, a continuation of the global equity rally, following encouraging Chinese economic data that sparked optimism about the imminent culmination of major central banks’ tightening initiatives. Despite the overall momentum, Thai stocks saw a slight dip of 0.3% from the prior week, closing at 1,542.03 on Friday, with an average daily turnover of 46.97…

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    Typhoon Talim forces Hong Kong’s US$5.2 trillion stock market into trading halt

    Hong Kong felt the devastating blow of Typhoon Talim as it forcefully swept its US$5.2 trillion stock market off into a trading halt today. Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearings Ltd cited this extreme weather event as the cause for the suspension, a decision markedly disrupting the day’s trading flow. This unprecedented event not only put the scheduled New Media Lab’s…