Thailand shares rebounded after a one-day decline on Friday, with the composite Thailand SET Index (SET) rising 0.6% to 1,530.27.
Winners and Losers
Ditto Thailand (DITTO), a leading technology company, emerged as the top gainer during the session, adding an impressive 5.0%. Ichitan Group (ICHI), a firm in the food, beverages, and tobacco industry, also saw notable growth, rising by 4.2%. Aurora Design (AURA), operating in the retail and wholesale space, rounded out the top three leaders on Friday with a 3.7% increase.
On the other hand, Bumrungrad Hospital pfd. (BH.P), a health care and life sciences firm, witnessed the largest decline, plummeting by a staggering 43.4%. Jasmine Tech Soln (JTS), a technology company, also experienced a significant drop of 15.2%. LH Financial Group (LHFG), a financial services company, saw its shares decline by 4.5%.
Southeast Asia Markets
In neighboring Southeast Asian markets, Singapore’s FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) fell slightly by 0.1%, while Malaysia’s FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBMKLCI) rose by 0.5%. The Philippines’ PSEi Index (PSEI) increased by 0.5%, and Indonesia’s JSX Composite Index (JAKIDX) saw a modest rise of 0.2%.
Asia-Pacific Region Overview
Moving to the wider Asia-Pacific region, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI) gained 0.8% on Friday, while Japan’s NIKKEI 225 Index (NIK) fell by 0.6%. The Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) of Chinese companies also declined mildly by 0.1%.
South Korea’s KOSPI Composite Index (180721) performed well, gaining 0.4%, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index (XJO) dropped by 0.2%.
Regarding currency exchange rates, the U.S. dollar (USDTHB) climbed 0.7% to 34.44 Thai baht, and the euro (EURTHB) strengthened by 0.6% to 38.30 baht.