The Stock Exchange of Thailand yesterday announced it will toughen measures against speculators to help cool share prices.
From March 1, stocks singled out for "abnormal trading patterns" will have to trade using cash balance accounts for six consecutive weeks, double the previous three-week minimum.
Year-to-date, 44 stocks have been singled out for trading restrictions compared with 50 for all of 2012, signalling an increase in trading volume of speculative stocks. The SET index has risen by nearly 10% from January and is up by 23% over the past six months.
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