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Thailand Stock Movers: G Steel, PTT Exploration, Sri Trang

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Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of the following companies had unusual moves in Thailand trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are as of the close in Bangkok.

The SET Index increased 1 percent to 1,043.75, the first gain in three days. The measure has risen 1.1 percent this year.

Energy companies: PTT Pcl (PTT TB), Thailand’s biggest energy company, rose 1.6 percent to 321 baht, its biggest advance since Dec. 1. PTT Exploration & Production Pcl (PTTEP TB), the largest publicly traded explorer, advanced 3.6 percent to 171.50 baht. Crude futures in New York jumped as much as 1.3 percent in electronic trading, gaining for a third day. PTT Exploration also won concessions to drill for oil and gas in two additional areas in Myanmar, the Bangkok Post reported, citing Energy Minister Pichai Naripthaphan.

Rubber producers: Sri Trang Agro-Industry Pcl (STA TB), Thailand’s biggest publicly traded rubber producer, gained 1.7 percent to 18.2 baht, its biggest gain in two weeks. Thai Rubber Latex Corp. (Thailand) Pcl (TRUBB TB) climbed 1.2 percent to 3.36 baht. Rubber futures in Tokyo rose as much as 3.1 percent to 279.7 yen a kilogram.

G Steel Pcl (GSTEEL TB), a manufacturer of hot rolled coil steel, slumped 9.8 percent to 0.37 baht, the steepest drop since Oct. 4. ArcelorMittal scrapped a plan to buy a stake in the Thai steelmaker, G Steel said today in a regulatory filing.

To contact the reporters on this story: Tony Jordan in Bangkok at tjordan3@bloomberg.net; Berni Moestafa in Jakarta at bmoestafa@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Darren Boey at dboey@bloomberg.net

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