Thai stocks advanced 0.4% on Friday as Asian markets rose on encouraging retail sales and jobs figures in the United States, analysts said.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand Index closed up 4.72 points from the day before at 1,311.35, a gain of 0.9% from the previous Friday's close. Turnover was 38 billion baht, with 6.98 billion shares traded.
Foreign investors were net buyers on Friday of 538.4 million baht worth of Thai shares and institutions bought 140.65 million. Local brokers sold 194.1 million baht and individual investors sold 484.95 million.
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