Thailand - Market factors to watch on May 15

Tue May 14, 2013 10:07pm EDT

BANGKOK, May 15 (Reuters) - Following is some
company-related and market news that could affect the local
market.
    
                                MARKETS     0201   GMT
                                AT                 
                                                          
                    INSTRUMENT    LAST      % CHG  NET CHG
         S&P 500                  1650.34    1.01    16.57
         USD/JPY                   102.21   -0.14    -0.14
    10-YR US TSY                    97.89    0.00    -0.02
             YLD                                   
       SPOT GOLD                  1427.46    0.15     2.07
        US CRUDE                     94.4    0.20     0.19
       DOW JONES                 15215.25    0.82   123.57
       ASIA ADRS                   147.03   -0.23    -0.34
 
    GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares steady, Nikkei at fresh 5 1/2 yr
high as yen slips 
    SE ASIA STOCKS-Philippine at new peak; Thai banks outperform
    
    
    STOCKS AND FACTORS TO WATCH
    
    -- Central Pattana Pcl 
    Thailand's top department store operator and two of its
shareholders raised $367 million in a share offering, according
to a term sheet of the sale seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
    
        
    -- PTT Global Chemical Pcl 
    The country's largest petrochemical firm said it planned to
"debottleneck" its second aromatic plant to raise production
capacity by 100,000 tonnes a year to 770,000 tonnes by 2015.
 
    
    -- Thailand's finance minister said on Tuesday he still
wanted a cut in the benchmark interest rate to hold down the
baht, adding that a rate of 2 percent would make Thai assets
less attractive. 
    
 
   MARKET NEWS
 > Wall St jumps as banks lead indexes to new highs       
 > Bond prices fall as stocks draw buyers                
 > Dollar edges down but remains close to 4 1/2 yr high vs yen  
  
 > Gold edges up as dollar eases; snaps 4-day decline   
 > Brent oil prices fall in light trading                
 > Thai press digest                                
 > Political risk box on Thailand                 
 
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