Thai stocks edged up 0.7% on Friday in thin trade as the July 4 holiday in the United States reduced global trading activity.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand Index rose 10.45 points from Thursday to close at 1,441.33, a decrease of 0.7% from the previous Friday's close of 1,451.90. Turnover was low at 36.8 billion baht, with 5.85 billion shares traded. The local market is up 3.6% from the end of 2012.
Foreign investors were net buyers on Friday of 1.33 billion baht worth of Thai shares. Local institutions were net sellers of 1.14 billion baht and brokers sold 199.1 million. Individual investors were net sellers of 388.7 million baht.
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