Small and medium enterprises (SME)

Securities exchange (stock market)

Corporate bond sales to hit B1tn this year

The issuance of corporate bonds is expected to hit a trillion baht this year as companies try to avoid higher interest costs if rates rise next year, refinancing their debt to reserve liquidity with commercial banks for future emergencies as the market remains highly volatile, ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Pandemic leads to exodus of B95bn from Thai bourse

More than 95 billion baht in capital flowed out of the Thai stock market in the first seven months of the year, partly because of the worsening pandemic, sputtering attempts to revive foreign tourism, and possibly a second year of economic contraction.The pandemic situation in ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Agency warns investors of DeFi risks, legal situation

The Thai Digital Asset Association warned investors about the risks of investing in DeFi and clarified that the association cannot serve as an intermediary in a legal dispute after Genesis, a decentralised platform (DeFi) platform, claimed the association will act as an intermediary for the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

SEC seeks to regulate decentralised finance

Activities related to decentralised finance (DeFi) projects which involve digital coin issuance may require a licence from the regulator in the near future, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced.The statement was released on Sunday afternoon after a DeFi farming platform named Tuktuk Finance debuted ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Cryptocurrency draft draws flak

A draft of qualifications for cryptocurrency investment by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is sparking heavy criticism from the public as it effectively bars the majority of Thais from trading digital currency by requiring them to have annual income of 1 million baht.The draft ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Regulator to shift oversight of ICOs to Securities Act

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) plans to transfer oversight of initial coin offerings (ICOs) for investment and utility tokens to the Securities Act in order to remove regulatory overlap and promote digital assets.Nopnuanparn Pavasant, director of the Fintech Department at the SEC, said the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Securities and Exchange Act being amended

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is amending the Securities and Exchange Act to allow SEC officials to become investigating officers in legal cases involving the Securities and Exchange Act and Future Exchange Act, said SEC secretary-general Ruenvadee Suwanmongkol.“Currently, SEC officials have no investigating authority ...

The Nation Reporter

Confidence down as political tension flares

Stock investors’ confidence for the three months to October remains in neutral territory as concerns over heightening domestic political tension and the economic slowdown drag down optimism.The investor confidence index (ICI) fell 16% to 85.3 from June’s 101.2, according to the monthly survey by the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Three factors hammering Thai stock exchange: analyst

Uncertainty over weak profit forecasts, political issues, and the global economic freeze are hammering the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index, said an expert at Tisco Securities.Senior Tisco Securities strategist Apichat Poobunjirdkul said the Thai stock market is currently facing a correction and is likely ...

The Nation Reporter

Covid-19 second wave leads to surge in demand for safe-haven assets

Investors are likely to shift from risk assets to safe-haven assets due to uncertainty following the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, experts said.The baht this week moved between 30.94 and 31.24 against the dollar.The dollar strengthened due to uncertainty following rising Covid-19 cases in the ...

The Nation Reporter

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