The composite Thailand SET Index (SET) continued its upward trajectory on Friday, gaining 1.4% to reach 1,514.20.
- Hana Microelectronics (HANA), a leading technology company, emerged as the biggest leader of the session, with a 6.2% increase.
- Beyond Securities (BYD), a financial services firm, also witnessed a considerable gain of 6.1%.
- KCE Electronics (KCE), operating in the industrial goods space, secured the third spot among the top performers, with a 6.1% surge in its stock value.
- Bumrungrad Hospital pfd. (BH.P), a prominent health care/life sciences firm, experienced the most significant decline, with stocks plummeting by 43.4%.
- Thanulux (TNL), a consumer goods company, faced a 3.0% drop in its shares.
- Birla Carbon (Thailand) (BCT), engaged in basic materials/resources, also witnessed a decline of 2.2%.
Other Southeast Asian Markets
- Singapore’s FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) observed a 0.3% gain.
- Malaysia’s FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBMKLCI) rose by 1.1%.
- The Philippines’ PSEi Index (PSEI) registered a 0.7% increase.
- Indonesia’s JSX Composite Index (JAKIDX) observed a rise of 0.9%.
- Hong Kong stocks showed positive movement, with the Hang Seng Index (HSI) increasing by 0.3% to reach 19,413.78.
- Japan’s NIKKEI 225 Index (NIK) experienced a slight dip of 0.1%.
- China’s Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) remained stable.
South Korea and Australia
- South Korea’s KOSPI Composite Index (180721) witnessed a significant increase of 1.4%.
- Australian stocks, represented by the S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index (XJO), added 0.8%.
- The U.S. dollar (USDTHB) saw a slight growth of 0.1% against the Thai baht, reaching 34.58.
- The euro (EURTHB) also strengthened, with a 0.2% increase, bringing the exchange rate to 38.86 baht.