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Aug 2018

The Investor Confidence Index August 2018

The Investor Confidence Index for the next three months was up for the second month while remaining neutral for the fourth month in a row. Survey results show investor confidence being buoyed by domestic economic conditions, the decrease in net sales by foreign investors, and the performance of listed companies. At the same time, investors remain concerned about international capital inflows/outflows and the potential impact of trade and investment barriers.
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Jul 2018

The Investor Confidence Index July 2018

The Investor Confidence Index for the next three months rose for the first time in five months while remaining neutral for the third month in a row. Survey results indicate that investor confidence is being boosted by strong domestic economic conditions, but investors remain wary of the political situation. As for international factors, investors continue to monitor international capital flows after the increase of foreign investor net sales in 2018 which have resulted from the impact of trade and investment barriers between US and its trading partners and from the hikes in US interest rates.
12
Jun 2018

The Investor Confidence Index June 2018

The Investor Confidence Index for the next three months fell slightly but remained neutral for the second month. Survey results indicate that investor confidence is being bolstered by domestic economic conditions and government investments. At the same time investors remain concerned about the domestic political situation and upcoming elections as well as international capital flows.
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May 2018

The Investor Confidence Index May 2018

May 2018 Confidence Index drops into neutral territory for the first time in 9 months. Investors concerned about US monetary policy and international conflicts while remaining confident listed company performance will buoy the market.
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Apr 2018

The Investor Confidence Index April 2018

The Investor Confidence Index for the next three months fell for the second month in a row but remained in bullish territory for the fifth consecutive month. Factors supporting investor confidence included international capital flows and domestic economic growth. However, investors remain concerned about foreign factors negatively impacting the stock market, namely US monetary policy and likely interest rate FOMC hikes in March, and the fallout from trade barriers. Investors also remain wary of the domestic political situation and the upcoming elections.
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Mar 2018

Investor Confidence Index for March 2018

The Investor Confidence Index for the next three months fell but remained in bullish territory for the fourth consecutive month. Company earnings and continued domestic economic growth were the primary factors boosting confidence; at the same time, concerns about the political situation and US monetary policy curbed investor confidence. The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index fell to its lowest point early in February, but later gradually increased throughout the month reaching a month-end level close to that of January.
7
Feb 2018

Investor Confidence Index for February 2018

The Investor Confidence Index for the next 3 months increased slightly, remaining in bullish territory for the third month in a row. Main factors boosting confidence are international capital flows and regional and domestic economic growth rates, which are expected to increase over last year. However, other factors are dampening confidence as investors closely watch the movement of international capital which impacts the exchange rate, with the dollar weakening while regional currencies continue to appreciate. The Baht has strengthened to THB 31 per dollar, and this rate may affect the performance of businesses in the export sector. Meanwhile, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index in January continued its upward trend, rising to historic highs.
18
Jan 2018

Investor Confidence Index for January 2018

The Investor Confidence Index for the next 3 months increased slightly, remaining in bullish territory as in the previous month. Key factors driving confidence included continuing growth of the domestic economy and US tax policy reforms which will be implemented in 2018 and should stimulate the US economy. Nevertheless, the risks of conflict in the Middle East and Korean peninsula, though minimal, still have a major negative impact on investor confidence. Meanwhile, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index in December continued its upward trend, closing the year at near historic highs
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Dec 2017

Investor Confidence Index for December 2017

The Investor Confidence Index for the next 3 months decreased slightly, dropping into bullish territory. The main factors underpinning confidence were the country's positive economic growth, both in terms of exports and overall GDP, as well as expectations the new Chairman of the US Federal Reserve will continue a monetary policy of gradual interest rate hikes; in addition, tax reform policies have been passed by the US Senate. As for the risks emanating from the Korean Peninsula, investors continue to monitor the progress of North Korea's ongoing weapon tests. For the Thai stock market, the SET Index experienced fluctuations in November.