By The Nation
A stock analyst at Krungsri Securities expected the SET to slide to between 1,050 and 1,080 today due to a lack of positive factors, and the index to follow global stock trends.
“Most global stocks dropped due to uncertainty among investors following the Covid-19 outbreak, which has intensified in Europe and the US,” the stock analyst said.
The top ten stocks with the highest trade values today were BAM, PTT, AOT, CPALL, GULF, ADVANC, PTTEP, BBL, SCC, and KBANK
Elsewhere in Asia, Japan’s Nikkei Index closed at 17,431.05, down 1,128.58 points, or 6.08 per cent.
China’s Shanghai SE Composite Index closed at 2,887.43, down 36.06 points, or 1.23 per cent, while Shenzhen SE Component Index closed at 10,831.12, down 109.89 points, or 1.00 per cent.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index closed at 24,032.91, down 276.16 points, or 1.14 per cent.
South Korea’s KOSPI Index closed at 1,771.44, down 62.89 points, or 3.43 per cent.
Taiwan’s TAIEX Index closed at 10,128.87, down 293.45 points, or 2.82 per cent.