Investing in the Thai Stock Market

Thailand has two stock markets, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and the Market for Alternative Investment (MAI), with the SET being the primary securities market with 474 listed companies and a total market valuation of 3.4 trillion baht as of February 2009.  The MAI was set up to offer alternative funding options to small companies with high potential growth; in March 2009, the MAI had 52 listed companies with total market value of 23 billion baht.

Though Thailand has restrictions on foreign ownership of many Thai businesses, foreigners are able to invest in Thai securities in the Stock Exchange of Thailand.