SET index sinks on US jitters
- Published: 20 Jun 2013 at 16.59
- Online news:
The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index went down 35.51 points, or 2.47%, to close at 1,402.19 points at the end of trading session this afternoon. The trade value was 70.11 billion baht, with 10.10 billion shares traded.
Thai shares fell in a region-wide tumble of Asian bourses after an announcement from the United States Federal Reserve that it may scale down fiscal stimulus measures later this year.
"This wasn't just Thailand," said Therdsak Taweethiratham, an analyst at Asia Plus Securities. "The whole region is down on the Fed's talk about quantitative easing."
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