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All eyes turning to senate

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  • Writer: Nuntawun Polkuamdee and Darana Chudasri
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Recap: Political tensions following the House's speedy passage of the blanket amnesty bill cast a pall over Thai share trading. Whistle-blowing protesters hit the street as Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra signalled that the ruling Pheu Thai Party would let the bill drop if the Senate rejects it. 

The SET Index traded in a range of 1,389.79 and 1,438.89 points and closed on Friday at 1,405.03, down 1.7% on the week, on average daily turnover of 38.52 billion baht. Retail investors were net buyers of 4.32 billion baht and local institutions 2.7 billion, while brokers were net sellers of 489.76 million. Foreign investors continued their selling spree with a net position of 6.53 billion baht.

Big movers: Telecom shares led in turnover: JAS closed down 0.6% at 7.95 baht, TRUE slid 6.8% to 8.10 baht, and ADVANC sank 8.8% to 228 baht.

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