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Thai stocks lose ground as mass vaccination stumbles


The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index closed at 1,622.31 on Tuesday, down 10.75 points or 0.66 per cent. Transactions totalled THB90.03 billion with an index high of 1,636.10 and a low of 1,618.60.

In the morning session, Krungsri Securities expected today’s SET Index to fluctuate between 1,625 and 1,645 points amid hopes of Thailand reopening after mass vaccination launched last week, and the rising oil price.

However, it said the index could be pressured by investors monitoring the US Federal Reserve's meeting on June 15-16 and news of many hospitals in Thailand postponing their vaccination drive.

The 10 stocks with the highest trade value today were KBANK, GUNKUL, PTT, TASCO, PTTGC, JAS, SCB, STA, INTUCH and CPF.

Other Asian indices were mixed:

Japan's Nikkei Index closed at 29,441.30, up 279.50 points or 0.96 per cent.

China's Shanghai SE Composite Index closed at 3,556.56, down 33.19 points or 0.92 per cent, while the Shenzhen SE Component Index closed at 14,673.34, down 127.90 points or 0.86 per cent.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed at 28,638.53, down 203.60 points or 0.71 per cent.

South Korea's KOSPI closed at 3,258.63, up 6.50 points or 0.20 per cent.

Taiwan's TAIEX closed at 17,371.29, up 157.77 points or 0.92 per cent.

Published : June 15, 2021

By : The Nation