Stocks offer highest
investment return in long run
Investment in stocks has offered the highest return over
the past three decades with that in bonds coming second, according to a
research conducted by the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
Senior Executive Vice President Settaputti Suthivathanarueput said SET made
the study on returns from investment in assets of various kinds in Thailand
over the past 30 years, which are divided into three periods: before the
crisis (1975-1996), in crisis (1997-2000), and after the crisis.
It found that stocks have offered the best return of up to 2,900 per cent or
12 per cent per annum over the past three decades. At the same time, the
stock market has also offered the lowest return in certain periods, as
investment returns tended to vary by the country’s economic conditions.
Bonds show up well in the survey too, and have offered the second-highest
return of up to 1,825 per cent. They are also considered attractive as they
are generally regarded as low risks and the least volatile. However, bonds
would only offer low returns if interest rates were in an upward trend,
according to the research. (TNA)
Bank for Agriculture and
Cooperatives celebrates 40 years
The Bank for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Chiang Mai office presented
their report on their overall balance at the end of the fiscal year, 2005
and took the opportunity to release details of a Thawisin lottery, to mark
40 years the bank has been in business.
Theunyuengyong, director of Bank for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Chiang
Reporting on the state of the bank’s reserves at the end of the fiscal year,
Boonlert Theunyuengyong, director of the Bank for Agriculture and
Cooperatives, Chiang Mai office said that from April, 2005 to March, 2006
the bank authorized loans for 15,667 million baht, identified as loans for
agriculture of 14,262 million baht, loans for cooperatives for 938 million
baht and secured loans of 466 million baht. The total of deposits to March
31, 2006 stood at 10,048 million baht, the highest total for several years.
Boonlert also proudly announced the occasion of the bank’s 40 year
anniversary and gave details of the Thawisin lottery with its first prize of
20 million baht; the draw for which will take place on every 10th day of the
month. The lottery offers residents the opportunity to deposit money with
the bank, where the lucky winner’s capital deposit will be repaid together
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