Agricultural Futures Exchange of Thailand (AFET) will open
for trading on 28 May with rice and rubber as its first
products. Contract sizes are 20 and five tonnes for rice and
AFET, Thailand's first futures exchange, uses Patsystems for
its trading platform while Siam Commercial Bank will undertake
The exchange has 17 broking members and one trading member,
and will limit the number of brokerage firms to 20. Marketing
will be targeted at the country's agricultural industry and the
international rubber trade as well as the retail sector.
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