Thailand Financial & Economic Resources Overview
Here is a selection of online resources about Thailand financial markets and economic development.
Bangkok Post Thailand’s second oldest newspaper and was first published on 1 August 1946. It is Thailand’s second oldest newspaper. Bangkok Post’s daily circulation was 110,000 in 2018, 80% of which is distributed in Bangkok and the remainder nationwide.
The Nation was founded in 1971 by a group of Thai journalists as ‘The Voice of the Nation’, an English language newspaper. It was later renamed to ‘The Nation’ with the motto ‘Thailand’s Independent Newspaper’. Today the Nation Multimedia Group Public Company Limited (NMG) (Thai: บริษัท เนชั่น มัลติมีเดีย กรุ๊ป จำกัด (มหาชน)) is one of Thailand’s largest media companies with two digital television stations, three national newspapers (English, Thai business, and Thai mass circulation), a university, a book and cartoon unit, printing and logistics operations, and new media and digital platform. Its symbol on the Stock Exchange of Thailand SET is ‘NMG’.
Thailand Equities & Economic Research
KGI Thailand – is a popular stockbroker and offers comprehensive research for the Thai economy in general, industry updates and particular Thai stocks.
Settrade – Major Thai Investment Portal. Only stock quotes available in English.
Setsmart – SET Market Analysis and Reporting Tool
E-Finance Thai – Thai Investment Portal focusing on education for stock trading. Only available in Thai.
Thai Listed Companies – keep track of Thailand’s mai-listed companies.
Organizations Providing Thailand Financial & Economic Resources
SET – the official website of the Stock Exchange of Thailand
MAI – the official website of the Market of Alternative Investments – Board of Investment Thailand
BOI – Thailand Board of Investment.
Bank of Thailand – the Bank of Thailand website is available in English too.
Ministry of Finance – the Thai Ministry of Finance
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was established as the independent regulator with the centralized roles for supervision and development of both primary and secondary markets. On their website they spell out the SEC’s vision as follows: ‘The SEC strives to enhance the benefits and wellbeing of people through a trustworthy and proactive organization, collaborating with all stakeholders to build a sustainable capital market.’
Thailand Futures Exchange – has the vision to be a derivative exchange offering the broadest span of derivative products while also providing a fully integrated trading, clearing, settlement, and depository services.
Thailand’s Securities Depository – is a subsidiary of The Stock Exchange of Thailand and acts as a central securities depository for stocks and bonds and as a registrar for common and preferred stocks
Thailand Securities Institute has become SET Education and is available in the Thai language only.