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SET Index falls almost 4% amid Covid-19 concerns

Feb 24. 2020
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By The Nation

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) ended at 1,435.56 points today (February 24), a decrease of 59.53 points, or 3.98 per cent, compared to Friday’s close.

The daily trade volume was Bt76.431 billion, with an index high of 1,474.12 and a low of 1,435.56.

Krungsri Securities expected the SET Index to fall to between 1,475 and 1,480 points due to investors remaining at risk after the virus situation worsened and South Korea began tackling the situation at the highest level.

The top ten stocks with the highest trade value today were CRC, Gulf, AOT, PTT, CPAll, BAM, KBANK, SCB, PTTEP, and Advanc.

Elsewhere in Asia, China’s Shanghai SE Composite Index closed at 3,031.23, down 8.44 points, or 0.28 per cent, while the Shenzhen SE Component Index ended the day at 11,772.38, up 142.68 points, or 1.23 per cent.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng closed at 26,820.88, down 487.93 points, or 1.79 per cent.

South Korea’s Kospi ended at 2,079.04, down 83.80 points, or 3.87 per cent.

Taiwan’s TaiEx closed at 11,534.87, down 151.48 points, or 1.30 per cent. 

Japan’s Nikkei Index was closed today.

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