The Thailand stock market saw gains on Friday, with the composite Thailand SET Index (SET) increasing by 1.3% to reach 1,385.25.

Top Leaders and Decliners

During the session, Dynasty Ceramic (DCC), a real estate/construction company, emerged as the biggest leader, surging by an impressive 14.3%. Siam Global House (GLOBAL), another real estate/construction firm, also performed well, with shares increasing by 5.3%. Vibhavadi Medical Center (VIBHA), operating in the health care/life sciences sector, rounded out the top three leaders on Friday, with shares adding 5.1%.

On the other hand, Regional Container Lines (RCL), a transportation/logistics firm, faced the largest decline, with shares dropping by 4.3%. TQM Alpha (TQM), a financial services company, also experienced a decline of 3.4%. Ichitan Group (ICHI) saw its shares decline by 2.3%.

Southeast Asia Market Performance

In other parts of Southeast Asia, Singapore's FTSE Straits Times Index (STI) added 1.0%, while Malaysia's FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBMKLCI) increased by 0.2%. The Philippines' PSEi Index (PSEI) registered a gain of 1.3%, and Indonesia's JSX Composite Index (JAKIDX) saw an increase of 0.5%.

Asia-Pacific Market Update

Moving to other regions in the Asia-Pacific area, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index (HSI) dropped by 0.2%, whereas the NIKKEI 225 Index (NIK) of Japanese companies gained 0.4%. China's Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) fell by 1.5%.

South Korea's KOSPI Composite Index (180721) experienced significant gains, increasing by 2.9%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index (XJO) also showed positive growth, with an increase of 1.5%.

Currency Update

On the currency front, the U.S. dollar (USDTHB) fell by 0.3% to 35.23 Thai baht, while the euro (EURTHB) remained steady at 38.39 baht.

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