BANGKOK Oct 12 Thailand's stock index
fell more than 6 percent on Wednesday and the baht skidded, a
day after police warned of a Bangkok bomb plot and on weekend
news that 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej's health was in an
The Stock Exchange of Thailand fell as much as 6.9
percent at one point to its lowest since March 1, led by shares
in the aviation and tourism industries. It had been down 2.6
percent at midday.
The baht fell to as low as 35.88 to the dollar,
its lowest in more than eight months.
Thailand's king, the world's longest reigning monarch, is in
an unstable condition after receiving haemodialysis treatment,
the palace said on Sunday.
(Reporting By Wirat Buranakanokthanasan and Pairat
Temphairojana; Editing by Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Kim Coghill)