Bangkok, the 16th of July 2010: According to SET president, Charamporn Jotikasthira revealed the “DBTisco Access Thailand 2010” road-show to have been a success, with numerous positive feedback received and a host of potential investors acquired.
Thailand’s Finance Ministry spokesman Ekniti Nitithanprapas provided visitors with a presentation of the nation’s economic outlook, both in the short and long terms. A focus of the presentation was the outstanding competency of five key industries within Thailand in the long term: service, tourism, agriculture, automotive and transportation.
Mr. Nitithanprapas also explained the increased performance of Thailand’s progress in establishing ASEAN trade links, the success of SET reform and various other anticipated future market developments.
Despite the success of the road-show, Mr. Jotikasthira explained, “investors are worried about [Thailand's] political uncertainties. Should the political situation return to normal, existing and new investors will definitely come to invest in Thailand,” also stating that, despite the political situation, potential investors were buoyed by the ability of the Thai economy to continue its growth during the volatilities.
Besides the aforementioned participating firms, other listed companies present to help promote the road-show included; Bangkok Bank, the Bank of Ayudthaya, Tisco Financial Group, PTT, Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding, Thai Oil, CP All, Central Pattana, Charoen Phokaphand Food and Minor International.