The SET Index (SET) rose 0.2 percent to 1,173.56.
Rubber producers: Sri Trang Agro-Industry Pcl (STA) , Thailand’s largest rubber producer, climbed 1.9 percent to 16.10 baht, the steepest advance since May 2. Thai Rubber Latex Corp. (Thailand) Pcl (TRUBB) increased 1.3 percent to 3.24 baht.
Rubber futures gained as much as 3.6 percent to 274.7 yen a kilogram ($3,420 a metric ton), the biggest gain for a most- active contract since Jan. 17, before settling at 273.6 yen on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange.
Haad Thip Pcl (HTC) , a local bottler of Coca-Cola Co. beverages, surged by the daily limit of 30 percent to 20.1 baht, the highest close since July 1990. “Haad Thip is a good story of swift earnings turnaround as the Thai economy is quickly recovering from the floods,” Adithep Vanabriksha, who oversees about $800 million of Thai equities including Haad Thip shares for Aberdeen Asset Management Plc, said by phone today
Siam Inter Multimedia Pcl (SMM) , a publisher and radio program producer, surged 10 percent to 1.20 baht, extending yesterday’s 30 percent rally. Profit in the first quarter jumped to 16.8 million baht ($534,011), compared with 2.82 million baht a year earlier, it said after the market close on May 15.
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