In the morning session, a Krungsri Securities analyst expected the index to fluctuate between 1,560 and 1,580 despite massive stimulus measures launched in the US and elsewhere to boost economic recovery.
He said uncertainty over rising US bond yield and inflation, plus volatility in foreign funds flows, would pressure the index.
The 10 stocks with the highest trade value today were PTT, STA, KBANK, IVL, CBG, GUNKUL, PTTEP, AOT, OR and JMART.
Other Asian indices were mixed:
Japan’s Nikkei Index closed at 29,766.97, up 49.14 points or 0.17 per cent.
China’s Shang Hai SE Composite Index closed at 3,419.95, down 33.13 points or 0.96 per cent, while the Shenzhen SE Component Index closed at 13,520.07, down 376.96 points or 2.71 per cent.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed at 28,833.76, up 94.04 points or 0.33 per cent.
South Korea's KOSPI closed at 3,045.71, down 8.68 points or 0.28 per cent.
Taiwan's TAIEX Index closed at 16,249.33, down 5.85 points or 0.036 per cent.
Published : March 15, 2021
By : The Nation