Poor liquidity stalls long-dated Thai derivatives market

Demand is strong but supply is constrained due to stuctural issues

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Thai markets had a tumultuous six months in the first half of the year, following December's anti-government protests. With the staging of a coup in May, and the imposition of a military-backed junta, interest has now returned and foreign investors have been building up their exposure to the Thai market once again (see chart below).

Renewed foreign interest in Thailand is likely to give impetus to reforming the country's capital markets. Meanwhile, banks report an increasing interest from local

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