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Suranand: Political rumours caused SET plunge

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AUCKLAND - The rumours last week that Yingluck Shinawatra's premiership was under threat caused the sharp fall in Thai stocks last week, said Suranand Vejjajiva, the secretary-general to the Prime Minister's Office. 

But Mr Suranand said the rumours - including ones suggesting that Ms Yingluck was set to resign; a substitute premier was being prepared; and a coup was imminent - were not true.

Several rumours were found to have been started by Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) sources, he said.

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