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Online trading tipped to constitute 80%

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The Thai stock market hopes to see online investors make up 80% of total accounts from 50% currently. 

Internet trading has already dominated the market, accounting for more than 50% of all accounts as a result of aggressive promotion by the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), said Kesara Manchusree, executive vice-president for markets.

Now is a good time to promote online stock trading because of the bullish market sentiment and the popularity of mobile devices; namely tablets and smartphones, she said.

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