By The Nation
In the morning session, Krungsri Securities expected the day's index to rise to between 1,600 and 1,610 on the back of the US' $2.25-trillion infrastructure plan, the rising oil price after Opec+ agreed to increase oil production gradually, and falling US bond yield.
The 10 stocks with the highest trade value today were IRPC, DELTA, TOP, GUNKUL, BBL, STA, PTT, AI, OR and AEONTS.
Other Asian indices were on the rise:
Japan’s Nikkei Index closed at 29,854.00, up 465.13 points or 1.58 per cent.
China’s Shang Hai SE Composite Index closed at 3,484.39, up 18.06 points or 0.52 per cent, while the Shenzhen SE Component Index closed at 14,122.61, up 142.92 points or 1.02 per cent.
South Korea's KOSPI closed at 3,112.80, up 25.40, up 0.82 per cent.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was closed for Good Friday, while Taiwan's TAIEX Index was closed for the Qingming festival.