ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
February 15, 2008
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) plans a road show in Japan in February and March, hoping to attract more Japanese investors into the market.
SET president Patareeya Benjapolchai said the exchange had adopted a strategy to expand the foreign investor base on a continual basis this year.
In the first quarter of this year, it planned trips to give information to both Japanese institutional and individual investors at three Japanese venues in February and March.
During February 18-20, she said, SET would take institutional investors to attend the Daiwa Investment Conference in Tokyo at the invitation of Daiwa Securities SMBC.
It would take individual investors and a group of specialised professionals to a seminar on "Investment in Thai Stock Market" held by United World Japan K.K. on March 20 at the invitation of the United Securities Plc.
She said Japanese investors are the first group SET has targeted for meeting with a team of Thai businesspersons to provide information on investment this year, because they are already keen on investing in the Thai bourse.
The Japanese investors prefer to invest in SET for long term. Their trading value had increased continuously from Bt3.85 billion in 2005 to Bt4.71 billion in 2006 and Bt6.9 billion in 2007.
Also, Mrs. Patareeya indicated, many Japanese fund managers are interested to invest in Thailand by setting up funds to buy shares in the Thai bourse.