Fewer new infections, economic stimuli boost most regional indices

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index closed at 1,228.03 on Friday (April 10), up 17.55 points or 1.45 per cent. Total trade worth Bt53.795. billion saw an index high of 1,228.07 and a low of 1,205.15.

An analyst at Krungsri Securities predicted that the index would swing between 1,200 to 1,230 points, though on Friday it was buoyed by the US Fed’s economic stimulus policies and a drop in the number of new Covid-19 infections in Thailand and other countries.

The top 10 stocks with the highest trade values on Friday were BAM, GULF, PTT, PTTEP, CPF, CRC, TRUE, GSPC, TOP, and SAWAD, respectively.

As of 5pm, crude oil closed at $23.19 per barrel, rising by $0.43 or 1.89 per cent, while gold closed at $1,715.50 per ounce, dropping by $20.70 or 1.19 per cent.

Japan’s Nikkei Index closed at 19,498.50, up 152.73 points, or 0.79per cent.

China’s Shanghai SE Composite Index closed at 2,796.63, down 29.27 points, or 1.04 per cent, while Shenzhen SE Component Index closed at 10,298.41, down 164.63 points, or 1.57 per cent.

South Korea’s KOSPI Index closed at 1,860.70, up 24.49 points, or 1.33 per cent.

Taiwan’s TAIEX Index closed at 10,157.61, up 38.18 points, or 0.38 per cent.