Thai stocks advanced slightly on Friday amid growing optimism about global economic conditions and after the Bank of Thailand raised domestic growth forecasts for this year and next.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand Index rose 4.69 points to close at 1,358.50, up 1.7% from the previous Friday's close of 1,334.95. Turnover was 37.27 billion baht, with 17.4 billion shares traded.
Foreign investors were net buyers on Friday of 831.26 million baht worth of Thai shares and local brokers bought 546.44 million. Local institutions were net sellers of 101.77 million baht and individual investors sold 1.27 billion baht more in shares than they bought.
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