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05 Mar 2013 18:37:00
TFEX News :Thailand Futures Exchange to add 20 new underlying for Stock Futures on March 18
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                                                                              TFEX News 5/2013
                                                               March 5, 2013
Thailand Futures Exchange to add 20 new underlying for Stock Futures on March 18
BANGKOK, March 5, 2013 - The Thailand Futures Exchange PCL (TFEX), under The 
Stock Exchange of Thailand Group, announces its increase of 20 new underlying
for stock futures, on top of the 30 currently available, starting from March 18.
These additional stock futures will give investor the necessary tools to better
 manage their portfolio.
TFEX Managing Director Kesara Manchusree said that the additional underlying are
constituents of the SET100 Index which have market capitalization of more than
THB 10 billion. They are comprised of Asia Aviation pcl (AAV), Amata Corporation
pcl (AMATA), Airports of Thailand pcl (AOT), Bangchak Petroleum pcl (BCP),
Bangkok Dusit Medical Services pcl (BGH), Bumrungrad Hospital pcl (BH), Berli
Jucker pcl (BJC), Bangkok Land pcl (BLAND), Central Plaza Hotel pcl (CENTEL),
CH. Karnchang pcl (CK), Central Pattana pcl (CPN), Shin Corporation pcl
(INTUCH), Jasmine International pcl (JAS), Kiatnakin Bank pcl (KK), PTT Global
Chemical pcl (PTTGC), Robinson Department Store pcl (ROBINS), Sansiri pcl
(SIRI), Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction pcl (STEC), Thaicom pcl (THCOM),
and TPI Polene pcl (TPIPL).
These 20 additional stock futures will cover two new sectors which are Health 
Care Services and Tourism and Leisure. The existing underlying stocks are in 10
sectors which are in Information & Communication Technology (ADVANC, DTAC,
TRUE), Transportation & Logistics (BTS, TTA, THAI), Banking (BAY, BBL, KBANK,
KTB, SCB, TCAP, TMB), Agribusiness (STA), Petrochemicals & Chemicals (IVL),
Energy & Utilities (BANPU, IRPC, PTT, PTTEP, TOP), Property Development (ITD,
LH, QH, PS), Commerce (CPALL, HMPRO), Construction Materials (SCC), and Food and
 Beverage (CPF, MINT, TUF).
For the first 2 months of this year, the average daily trading volume of Stock 
Futures has risen significantly to 32,406 contracts, up 266 percent from last
year when the daily average volume was only 8,849 contracts. Meanwhile, its open
interest has been at 390,594 contracts. The increase popularity of Stock
Futures is in line with Thai stock market trading volume. The top five most
popular stock futures are BTS (19.56 percent), ITD (14.84 percent), QH (14
percent), KTB (12.08 percent), and TMB (11.98 percent), respectively.
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