SET falls despite passage of $1.9tn relief bill in US
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index closed at 1,568.19 on Friday, down 6.94 points or 0.44 per cent. Total transactions fell to Bt83.958 billion with an index high of 1,584.40 and a low of 1,562.90. Daily trade was subdued on Friday after rising above Bt100 billion earlier in the week.
The day’s SET fell below the 1,580-1,585 points forecast by Krungsri Securities, which expected positive investor sentiment from the European Central Bank easing monetary policy and US President Joe Biden signing a $1.9-trillion economic relief bill.
The 10 stocks with the highest trade value today were DELTA, OR, GPSC, PTT, KBANK, CPF, CPALL, IRPC, AOT and STA.
Other Asian indices were mainly up:
Japan’s Nikkei Index closed at 29,717.83, up 506.19 points or 1.73 per cent.
China’s Shang Hai SE Composite Index closed at 3,453.08, up 16.25 points or 0.47 per cent, while the Shenzhen SE Component Index closed at 13,897.02, up 30.66 points or 0.22 per cent.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed at 28,739.72, down 645.89 points or 2.20 per cent.
South Korea's KOSPI closed at 3,054.39, up 40.69 points or 1.35 per cent.
Taiwan's TAIEX Index closed at 16,255.18, up 75.62 points or 0.47 per cent.