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SET News :Thailand Focus 2019 showcases new government's policies to reinforce confidence
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SET News 62/2019
August 21, 2019

Thailand Focus 2019 showcases new government's policies to reinforce confidence

BANGKOK, August 21, 2019 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) will hold the 
annual flagship inbound roadshow "Thailand Focus 2019: Embracing Opportunities -
The Next Chapter", during August 28 - 30, 2019 in Bangkok, marking the first
conference for the new government to directly meet with global investors.

Thailand Focus 2019 will highlight attractiveness of Thailand and the capital 
market under the changing context after the new government has been formed. More
than 300 foreign fund managers from many countries and regions, such as the US,
Europe, Singapore, China, South Korea, Taiwan and India, will gain insights
into the national strategies and investment opportunities as well as meeting
directly with over 100 listed companies.

The participating companies listed on SET and Market for Alternative Investment 
(mai) across the industry groups have a combined market capitalization of THB
12.35 trillion (USD 400 billion), representing 72 percent of the Thai bourses'
total market capitalization (as of August 20, 2019).

SET President Pakorn Peetathawatchai said that even though the Thai stock market
has been affected by external factors causing some volatility recently, the
country's economy and listed firms' fundamentals remain solid and they still
pursue to expanding into overseas markets. To speed up, the public sector has
materialized economic policies by rolling out measures to stimulate public and
private investments. Thailand Focus 2019 will include the special address by
Minister of Finance Uttama Savanayana, who will portray the country's economic
direction and stimulus measures as well as the monetary and fiscal policies
aimed at leveraging competitiveness to enhance global institutional investors'

The conference will focus on the Thai economic drivers, unlocking obstacles to 
sharpen competitive edge, basic infrastructure in the digital era, inclusive of
connectivity and investment opportunities in CLMV, ASEAN.

At Thailand Focus 2019, top executives from the business sector will jointly 
present information about potential of Thai businesses which expand from central
to other regions of Thailand, particularly the trading and tourism sectors and
the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) development project under Thailand 4.0's
national strategy. This development will substantially create more jobs and
income sources to communities, ultimately contribute to economic and inclusive

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