Thai Bourse plans to launch trading rules for new trading system

Thai Bourse plans to launch trading rules for new trading system

25/01/2012

Thai Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is improving its securities trading rules to be in line with rules of leading foreign stock exchanges in order to increase trading effectiveness for investors, reduce complexity of rules, and boost flexibility. This will underline the SET’s new strategy of strengthening its capabilities, and the new rules will be implemented together with the SET’s new trading engine in July.

 “The SET has strived to develop its services to match right financial opportunities by modernizing rules and trading system to cover new products and other trading innovations. For this improvement, it has included the calculation method of the opening and closing of stock prices, the addition of market order, ceiling and floor prices, symmetric price band of first-day trading, and the duties of ETF market makers. The adjusted rules will be able to support the new trading platform and will be in accordance with other foreign markets’ rules,” said SET President Charamporn Jotikasthira.

The rule adjustment has been agreed by the SET’s board and the SET held a hearing for broker members on January 23. The SET expects to announce the new securities trading rules in April, to be effective in July together with the launch of new trading system and further details of the new trading rules will be announced via www.set.or.th