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SET, Asian indices pulled down by negative foreign factors

Sep 22. 2020
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By The Nation

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index closed at 1,267.63 today (September 22), down 7.53 points or 0.59 per cent. Total transactions tallied at Bt42.53 billion with an index high of 1,275.27 and a low of 1,262.41.

In the morning session, an analyst at Krungsri Securities said he expected the index to fall between 1,265 and 1,270 due to international factors.

“On Monday night, European and US stock indices fell sharply due to news of a second lockdown in European countries, several banks’ illicit funds flows and a delay in the rollout of US economic stimulus measures, resulting in an impact on the SET,” he said.

The top 10 stocks with the highest trade value today were MINT, PTT, AOT, KBANK, TASCO, BAM, DELTA, SCB, BBL and SCC.

As of 4.30pm, the price of oil rose by US$0.32 or 0.81 per cent to $39.63 per barrel, while gold dropped by $1.80 or 0.09 per cent, to $1,908.80 per ounce.

Other Asian indices also fell:

China’s Shanghai SE Composite Index closed at 3,274.30, down 42.63 points or 1.29 per cent, while Shenzhen SE Component Index closed at 13,023.43, down 126.07 points or 0.96 per cent.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index closed at 23,716.85, down 233.84 points or 0.98 per cent.

South Korea’s KOSPI Index closed at 2,332.59, down 56.80 points or 2.38 per cent.

Taiwan’s TAIEX Index closed at 12,645.51, down 149.61 points or 1.17 per cent.

Japan’s Nikkei Index was closed for Autumnal Equinox Day.

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