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SET News :Thai bourse market report for January 2016
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   Feb 10, 2016

Thai bourse market report for January 2016

-    Daily average trading value rose by 6.5 pct month-on-month to THB 44.4 

-    Market cap at THB 12.73 trillion, up 0.7 pct from end-2015

-    Derivatives trading down 24.2 pct month-on-month at 213,128 contracts per 

BANGKOK, February 10, 2016 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) index ended 
January, 2016 at 1,300.98 points, up one percent from end-2015 and outperforming
other exchanges in the region. Although the overall market sentiment was
affected by concerns about slowing Chinese economic growth and the crude oil
prices which settled below $30 a barrel which was the lowest in 12 years, but
the investment mood was cushioned by the fact that The Federal Reserve tended to
keep interest rates unchanged and The Bank of Japan sets the interest rate at
minus 0.1 percent for the first time.

At the end of January, the combined market capitalization of the SET's main 
board and Market for Alternative Investment (mai) was at THB 12.73 trillion (USD
357.6 billion), a 0.7 percent increase from end-2015. The average daily trading
value of SET and mai in January rose to THB 44.36 billion, up 6.5 percent from
a month earlier.

Key highlights for January


- SET index ended January at 1,300.98 points, up 1.0 percent from end-December, 

- Market capitalization of SET was at THB 12.42 trillion (USD 348.7 billion), up
1.08 percent from the end of 2015, while market valuation of mai was at THB
314.63 billion (USD 8.83 billion), down 2.73 percent from end-December, 2015.

- Forward P/E ratio of SET was 13.09 times, while mai's forward P/E ratio was 
17.76 times.

- The dividend yield ratio of SET was 3.53 percent at the end of month, while 
mai's was 1.32 percent.

- In January, average daily trading value of SET and mai rose 6.5 percent from a
 month earlier to THB 44.36 billion (USD 1.23 billion).

- Foreign investors were net sellers, selling Thai shares worth a net of THB 
8.32 billion in January which was lower than a net of THB 32.5 billion in
December 2015.

- Listed companies raised funds through equity worth a combined THB 6.24 billion
 from the secondary market.


- Derivatives trading volume dropped 24.2 percent from a month earlier to an 
average of 213,128 contracts per day, mostly due to the decreasing transactions
of Single Stock Futures and SET50 Index Options.

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