Thai stocks advanced 0.55% on Friday after market officials went on a PR offensive to stress that local companies’ fundamentals could withstand the impact of protracted political turmoil.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand Index rose 7.28 points from Thursday to close at 1,325.33, an increase of 1.6% from the previous Friday's close of 1,304.21. Turnover was 30.89 billion baht, with 6.53 billion shares traded.
The local market is up 2% from the end of 2013.
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