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Thailand - Market factors to watch - March 1
March 1, 2012 / 2:36 AM / 6 years ago

Thailand - Market factors to watch - March 1

 BANGKOK, March 1 (Reuters) - Thai stocks may be
rangebound with a negative bias on Thursday, a day after the
benchmark index soared to its highest in almost 16 years, with
buying interest expected in energy shares, but weakness
elsewhere in Asia could prompt quick profit taking.	
 Asian shares mostly fell on Thursday as Federal Reserve
Chairman Ben Bernanke put the brakes on a recent rally by not
signalling any further monetary easing to stimulate growth,
while investors shifted their focus to manufacturing data due
later in the day. 	
 The MSCI Asia Pacific ex-Japan index fell
0.39 percent by 0216 GMT. On Wednesday, Thailand's SET index
 climbed 1.28 percent to 1,160.90, its highest in almost
16 years, led by banking shares.	
 Foreign investors bought shares for 3.5 billion baht
($115.26 million) while retail investors sold shares for 3.7
billion baht ($121.85 million), the bourse said.	
 A resistance for the main index on Wednesday was seen at
1,164, with support at 1,148, brokers said.	
 "Big caps may face some profit taking after their strong
gains yesterday," said Globlex Securities senior analyst
Chakkrit Charoenmetachai.	
 Click for cumulative trading value by
investor type.	
 MARKET SUMMARY                                       	
> Wall St snaps 4-day advance after Bernanke remarks       	
> Oil ends Feb. higher on upbeat U.S. Fed report          	
> Euro, Aussie hit by wave of profit taking post ECB     	
> US bonds slip as Bernanke fails to signal stimulus      	
> Spot gold rises 1 pct, claws back from 5-pct slide     	
 - Indorama Ventures Pcl 	
 The company expected 2012 revenue to rise more than 30
percent to $8 billion, boosted by higher product prices and new
output from recent acquisitions, Chief Executive Aloke Lohia
told reporters. 	
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 (Reporting by Viparat Jantraprap and Wirat
Buranakanokthanasarn;Editing by Clarence Fernandez)	

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