Thai stocks made small gains on Friday despite local concerns about a major anti-government protest planned for Saturday, as investors reacted to encouraging economic news from China.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand Index rose 2.19 points to close at 1,281.70, up 0.1% from the previous Friday's close of 1,280.13. Turnover was thin at 19.7 billion baht, with 5.6 billion shares traded.
Foreign investors were net sellers of 409.9 million baht worth of Thai shares and local brokers 207.2 million. Local institutions were net buyers of 533.7 million baht and individual investors were net buyers of 83.36 million.
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