The SET Index (SET) fell less than 0.1 percent to 1,058.66, trimming the weekly gain to 1.3 percent.
Rubber producers: Sri Trang Agro-Industry Pcl (STA) , Thailand’s biggest publicly traded rubber producer, gained 6.1 percent to 20.80 baht, the highest close since Sept. 20. Thai Rubber Latex Corp. (Thailand) Pcl (TRUBB TB) jumped 7.3 percent to 4.12 baht.
Rubber futures climbed as much as 3.5 percent to 315.80 yen a kilogram ($4,095 a metric ton), the highest level since Oct. 28, before settling at 314.5 yen on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange.
Bank of Ayudhya Pcl (BAY TB), a Thai lender, increased 2.4 percent to 21.3 baht, the highest level since Jan. 4. Net income in 2011 increased 5.4 percent to 9.26 billion baht ($294 million).
CIMB Thai Bank Pcl (CIMBT) , a Thai unit of Malaysia’s CIMB Group Holdings Bhd., advanced 1.4 percent to 2.9 baht, the highest since Jan. 4. Net income in 2011 jumped 59 percent from a year earlier to 1.32 billion baht.
Thai Airways International Pcl (THAI) , the country’s largest carrier, rose 3.7 percent to 22.7 baht, the highest level since Sept. 23. The airline filled about 79 percent of available passenger seats in January, from 68 percent the previous month, President Piyasvasti Amranand told a press briefing in Bangkok today.
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