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SET News :Thai bourse market report for October
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 SET News 121/2015
 November 17, 2015

Thai bourse market report for October

-    Average daily securities trading value increased 9.52 pct m-o-m to THB 
43.21 billion
-    Derivatives average daily trading dropped 26.5 pct m-o-m to 167,999 
contracts per day

BANGKOK, November 17, 2015 -The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) main index 
ended October at 1,394.94 points, a 3.4 percent increase from end of September,
but 6.9 percent decrease from end-2014. Positive factors boosting the index
included the fact that the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged, the
European Central Bank's and the People's Bank of China's plan to launch economic

The SET index movement was in line with other markets in the Asian region and 
the increase was more than those of MSCI Asia ex Japan Index, MSCI Emerging
Markets Index and MSCI Frontier Markets Index.

The combined market capitalization of the SET's main board and Market for 
Alternative Investment (mai) was THB 13.58 trillion (USD 377 billion) at the end
of October, a 4.62 percent drop from end-2014. The combined average daily
securities trading value of the SET's main board and mai increased 9.52 percent
compared to the month earlier to THB 43.21 billion (USD 1.2 billion).

Key highlights for October


- Market capitalization of SET was at THB 13.22 trillion (USD 367.2 billion) at 
the end of October, a 4.57 percent drop from end-2014, while market valuation of
mai was at THB 358.5 billion (USD 10 billion), down 6.42 percent from the end
of 2014.

- Forward P/E ratio for SET was at 15.04 times, while mai's was at 30.15 times.

- Dividend yield for SET was 3.19 percent, while mai's was 1.19 percent.

- The combined average daily securities trading value of SET and mai in October 
increased 9.52 percent from September (m-o-m) to THB 43.2 billion, and trading
in the first ten months rose 5.4 percent to an average of THB 45.2 billion
compared to the same period a year earlier.

- Listed companies on SET and mai raised funds through equity worth a combined 
THB 9.31 billion (USD 258.8 million) in October, of which THB 6.48 billion was
raised from initial public offerings and THB 2.84 billion from the secondary
market. Total fundraising in the first ten months of this year was at THB 224.4
billion, a 1.2 percent rise from the same period in 2014.

- In October, derivatives average daily trading volume decreased 26.5 percent 
from September to an average of 167,999 contracts per day, mainly stemming from
the decrease in SET50 Index Futures and Single Stock Futures.

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