Thai stocks gained 0.6% on Friday on economic optimism and news that four local blue-chips would be added to the MSCI Global Standard index of shares.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand Index rose 10.07 points from Thursday to close at 1,627.96, an increase of 0.3% from 1,622.48 a week earlier. Turnover was 55.29 billion baht, with 10.45 billion shares traded.
The market is up 16.9% from the end of 2012. Average daily turnover for the first four months of this year was 61.82 billion baht, up 102.48% from the same period last year, according to SET data released this week.
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