Thai stocks rose nearly 1% on Friday as big funds bought blue chips to dress up their books ahead of the end of the quarter.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand Index gained 12.95 points from Thursday to close at 1,368.90, an increase of 0.6% from the previous Friday's close of 1,360.50. Turnover was 32.48 billion baht, with 4.08 billion shares traded.
Foreign investors led the way, buying 2.09 billion baht more in Thai shares than they sold. Most of the gains took place in the final hour of trading as the index surged to 1,377.88 before easing back.
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