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SET down slightly on subdued trading


The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index closed at 1,564.03 on Tuesday, down 1.70 points or 0.11 per cent. Total transactions amounted to Bt88.29 billion with an index high of 1,573.13 and a low of 1,562.35.

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In the morning session, a Krungsri Securities analyst expected the day’s index to fall to 1,560 points despite hopes of US economic relief measures and the global rollout of Covid-19 vaccination.

The index would be under pressure due to uncertainty over US bond yield and volatility in funds flows, while investors would delay trading to hear the outcome of Wednesday’s US Federal Reserve meeting, said the analyst.

The 10 stocks with the highest trade value today were GUNKUL, SAWAD, PTT, STA, KBANK, HANA, COM7, IRPC, SCC and PTTEP.

Other Asian indices were on the rise:

Japan’s Nikkei Index closed at 29,921.09, up 154.12 points or 0.52 per cent.

China’s Shang Hai SE Composite Index closed at 3,446.73, up 26.79 points or 0.78 per cent, while Shenzhen SE Component Index closed at 13,642.96, up 122.89 points or 0.91 per cent.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed at 29,027.69, up 193.93 points or 0.67 per cent.

South Korea's KOSPI closed at 3,067.17, up 21.46 points or 0.70 per cent.

Taiwan's TAIEX Index closed at 16,313.16, up 63.83 points or 0.39 per cent.

Published : March 16, 2021

By : The Nation