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SET index floats above 1,500 as world markets advance

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The Stock Exchange of Thailand index stood firmly above 1,500 points on Monday, thanks to solid gains in western markets. 

More accommodating monetary policies have attracted funds to Asian emerging markets even as concerns over the debt ceiling in the US and public debt in Europe have not subsided.

The index rose 0.48% on Monday to close at 1,506.37 points in heavy trade worth 54 billion baht.

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