The Thai bourse plans to increase market competitiveness by boosting trading liquidity and market capitalisation through expanding provincial investor bases, online trading and new products.
Kesara Manchusree, the Stock Exchange of Thailand's executive vice-president and head of the market division, said the SET has three strategies to increase the investor base, mainly in the provinces. The provincial economy has grown rapidly and is expected to continue in the years ahead due to local economic growth and the imminent Asean Economic Community.
Around 60% of the country's gross domestic product is contributed by the provinces, offering vast potential for equities trading.
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