Thai stocks rose 0.6% on Friday to finish a solid first week of 2013 with a 1.8% gain despite weak sentiment in most other Asian and world markets.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand Index gained 8.25 points to close at 1,416.66, a rise of 1.8% from the previous Friday's close of 1,391.93. Turnover was heavy at 47.35 billion baht, with 18.36 billion shares traded.
Foreign investors were net buyers on Friday of 2.82 billion baht worth of Thai shares, bringing their net buying for the first week of the year to 3.89 billion baht. Local institutions were net sellers of 1.5 billion baht, brokers sold 1.16 billion and retail investors were net sellers of 148.6 million baht.
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