Recap: Persistent offshore fund inflows overshadowed political tensions and helped the Thai stock market gain. Elsewhere, the US Federal Reserve confirmed another $10-billion reduction in its stimulus asset purchases but suggested an interest-rate increase was still far off.
However, political factors are expected to weigh on the SET in coming weeks with the Constitutional Court and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) preparing to rule in legal cases that could force caretaker prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her cabinet to step down.
The SET Index moved in a range between 1,405.04 and 1,421.95 points, and closed near the week’s highest level at 1,421.48, up 0.95% from a week earlier, with daily average turnover of 31.39 billion baht for four trading days.
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