Thai stocks came within a hair of 1,600 on Friday amid gains in most Asian markets as the global economic outlook continued to improve.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand Index rose 11.34 or 0.7% to close at 1,589.13, an increase of 1.4% from the previous Friday's close of 1,566.92. Turnover was 76.8 billion baht, with 21.58 billion shares traded.
The gauge peaked for the day at 1,599.89, still 190 points from the all-time high recorded on Jan 5, 1994. The local market is up 14.8% since the start of the year.
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