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10 Sep 2015 17:34:00
SET News :Thai bourse market report for August 2015
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10, 2015
Thai bourse market report for August 2015

-    Average daily securities trading value jumped 17.85 pct m-o-m to USD 1.27 
-    Derivatives trading rose 8.04 pct m-o-m to 214,350 contracts per day
-    Foreign investors sold a net USD 1.2 bln in August

BANGKOK, September 10, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) main board in
August fluctuated, affected by internal and external factors, which were an
explosion at the Ratchaprasong intersection in central Bangkok, Thailand's
cabinet reshuffle, China's Yuan depreciation and global capital outflows,
plunging the index to the month's lowest point at 1,296.18 and bouncing back to
1,382.41 at the end of August, making it ASEAN's best performer in August with 4
percent drop from end-July. Meanwhile, the main index decreased 7.7 percent
from end-2014 as same direction as other Asian markets.

The combined market capitalization of the SET's main board and Market for 
Alternative Investment (mai) was at THB 13.40 trillion (USD 373 billion) at the
end of August, while combined average daily securities trading value of the
SET's main board and mai in August jumped 17.85 percent from end of July to THB
45.6 billion (USD 1.27 billion).

Moreover, the net buy of Thailand domestic equity fund has surged to THB 5.37 
billion from THB 55 million a month earlier, mainly stemming from an increase in
long-term equity funds (LTF). This popularity was partly due to SET's marketing
 activities promote LTF investment through seminars and training.

Key highlights for August


- Market capitalization of SET was at THB 13.06 trillion (USD 362.7 billion) at 
the end of August, a 5.72 percent drop from end-2014, while market valuation of
mai was at THB 340.8 billion (USD 9.5 billion), down 11.04 percent from the end
of 2014.

- Forward P/E ratio for SET was at 14.6 times, while mai's was at 27.34 times.

- Dividend yield for SET was 3.23 percent, while mai's was 1.26 percent.

- The combined average daily securities trading value of SET and mai jumped 
17.85 percent from a month earlier to THB 45.6 billion, but dropped 10.53
percent year-on-year.

- Foreign investors were net sellers in the equity market, worth a net THB 44.14
 billion (USD 1.2 billion).

- Listed companies on SET and mai raised funds through equity worth a combined 
THB 3.6 billion (USD 99.6 million) in August, of which THB 1.87 billion was
raised from initial public offerings and THB 1.72 billion from the secondary
market. Total fundraising in the past eight months was at THB 205 billion, a 52
percent jump from August 2014.


- Derivatives daily trading volume rose 8.04 percent from a month ago to an 
average of 214,350 contracts per day, mainly from the increase in SET50 index
futures trading which rose 41.74 percent from end-July to an average of 135,523
contracts per day, while SET50 Options trading rose 52.26 percent from a month

In the first eight months, the derivatives average daily trading volume rose 
33.52 percent from end of 2014 to an average of 196,307 contracts per day.

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