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SET slides as Covid cases surpass 20,000 for 2nd day in a row


The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index closed at 1,527.66 on Thursday, down 18.20 points or 1.18 per cent. Transactions totalled THB81.29 billion with an index high of 1,547.38 and a low of 1,526.91.

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The index was pressured by rising Covid-19 cases as Thailand's daily caseload surpassed 20,000 for the second day running. Thailand logged 20,920 new infections and 160 deaths on Thursday.

The 10 stocks with the highest trade value today were 7UP, IVL, PTT, KCE, PTTGC, GPSC, SCB, GULF, ADVANC and PSL.

Other Asian indices were down with one exception:

Japan's Nikkei Index closed at 27,728.12, up 144.04 points or 0.52 per cent.

China's Shanghai SE Composite Index closed at 3,466.55, down 10.67 points or 0.31 per cent, while the Shenzhen SE Component Index closed at 14,872.23, down 117.88 points or 0.79 per cent.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed at 26,204.69, down 221.86 points or 0.84 per cent.

South Korea's KOSPI closed at 3,276.13, down 4.25 points or 0.13 per cent.

Taiwan's TAIEX closed at 17,603.12, down 20.77 points or 0.12 per cent.

Published : August 05, 2021

By : The Nation