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SET up 0.5% as US advances on $2tn stimulus plan

Apr 01. 2021
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By The Nation

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index closed at 1,595.12 on Thursday, up 7.91 points or 0.50 per cent. Total transactions amounted to Bt76 billion with an index high of 1,600.60 and a low of 1,590.33.

In the morning session, Krungsri Securities predicted that the SET would move between 1,580 and 1,600 points amid positive news of a $2-trillion US stimulus plan.

Factors causing the index to fluctuate included the falling oil price and a rise in the US 10-year Treasury bond yield, Krungsri Securities said.

The 10 stocks with the highest trade value today were DELTA, KBANK, EA, PTT, BBL, AEONTS, OR, GPSC, CPALL and IVL.

Other Asian indices were on the rise:

Japan’s Nikkei Index closed at 29,388.87, up 210.07 points or 0.72 per cent.

China’s Shang Hai SE Composite Index closed at 3,466.33, up 24.42 points or 0.71 per cent, while Shenzhen SE Component Index closed at 13,979.69, up 201.02 points or 1.46 per cent.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed at 28,938.74, up 560.39 points or 1.97 per cent.

South Korea's KOSPI closed at 3,087.40, up 25.98 points or 0.85 per cent.

Taiwan's TAIEX Index closed at 16,571.28, up 140.15 points or 0.85 per cent.

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