Thai shares hit highest close in over 2 decades

Other SE Asia markets end higher


Thai shares close at their highest in nearly 24 years on Tuesday. (Bangkok Post file photo)

Thai shares continued their winning streak for a ninth session and closed at their highest in nearly 24 years on Tuesday, while other Southeast Asian stock markets edged up, tracking broader Asia.

The Stock Exchange of Thailand gained 0.37% and closed at 1,643.55, its highest since January 1994. Gains in convenience store operator CP All Pcl and retailer Home Product Center Pcl boosted the index.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose as much as 0.4% to their highest since December 2007, drawing confidence from strong overnight gains on Wall Street.

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