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SET best performer as Asian indices slide


The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index closed at 1,543.76 on Monday, down 0.35 points or 0.02 per cent. The volume of total transactions was Bt108.47 billion with an index high of 1,562.56 and a low of 1,540.64.

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In the morning session, a Krungsri Securities analyst expected the day's index to rise to between 1,555 and 1,560 points on the US Senate's approval of a $1.9-trillion economic relief plan, and the rising price of oil in line with economic recovery.

However, he warned investors to beware of mass sell-offs of Thai shares after the US bond yield rose over 1.5 per cent.

The 10 stocks with the highest trade value today were PTT, SAWAD, EA, OR, PTTEP, PTTGC, STA, IVL, KBANK and MTC.

Other Asian indices were on the fall:

Japan’s Nikkei Index closed at 28,743.25, down 121.07 points or 0.42 per cent.

China’s Shang Hai SE Composite Index closed at 3,421.41, down 80.57 points or 2.30 per cent, while the Shenzhen SE Component Index closed at 13,863.81, down 548.50 points or 3.81 per cent.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed at 28,540.83, down 557.46 points or 1.92 per cent.

South Korea's KOSPI Index closed at 2,996.11, down 30.15 points or 1.00 per cent.

Taiwan's TAIEX closed at 15,820.11, down 35.12 points or 0.22 per cent.

Published : March 08, 2021

By : The Nation