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Thailand's benchmark stock index rose to a three-month high and the baht strengthened after the national police chief said the caretaker government may end the state of emergency amid easing political tensions. 

The SET Index climbed 1.1% to 1,364.28, its highest close since Dec 11.

The advance in Thai markets reflects optimism that the nation's economy and tourism may recover from street protests in Bangkok during the past four months, according to KGI Securities (Thailand).

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