SET index sinks on US jitters

The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index went down 35.51 points, or 2.47%, to close at 1,402.19 points at the end of trading session this afternoon. The trade value was 70.11 billion baht, with 10.10 billion shares traded.

Thai shares fell in a region-wide tumble of Asian bourses after an announcement from the United States Federal Reserve that it may scale down fiscal stimulus measures later this year.

"This wasn't just Thailand," said Therdsak Taweethiratham, an analyst at Asia Plus Securities. "The whole region is down on the Fed's talk about quantitative easing."

The SET50 index ended at 937.44 points, down 22.88 points, or 2.38%, with a total trade value of 47.15 billion baht.

The SET100 index fell 54.09 points, or 2.54%, to stand at 2,075.02 points, with a total turnover of 54.21 billion baht.

The SETHD index went down 8.70 points, or 0.75%, to stand at 1,148.50 points, with total trade value of 13.54 billion baht.

The MAI index dropped 14.97 points, or 3.60%, to close at 401.08, with total transaction value of 1.23 billion baht.

Top five most active values were as follows;

NOK stood at 26.50 baht, up 0.50 baht (1.92%)
KBANK stood at 180.00 baht, down 10.00 baht (5.26%)
CPALL stood at 34.50 baht, down 3.00 baht (8.00%)
ADVANC stood at 257.00 baht, down 7.00 baht (2.65%)
PTT stood at 334.00 baht, up 2.00 baht (0.60%)

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