Thai stocks plunged 3.3% on Friday, their biggest one-day decline since October 2011, on investor concern that regulators may increase margin requirements for trading to curb speculation.
Investors monitor prices on an electronic display board at a brokerage in Bangkok on Friday. (Photo by Thanarak Khoonton)
The banking crisis in Cyprus also weighed on investor sentiment as the Stock Exchange of Thailand had its worst week since October 2008 when the global financial crisis rocked markets worldwide.
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