SET Index Rebounds following Uptick on European Markets

Positive trade in Europe drove Thai stocks back into green territory on Tuesday, despite pressures from lingering recession fears of the impact of a rapid Fed rate hike, a prolonged Russia-Ukraine war, and China’s Zero-COVID policy.

As of 15.53 hrs. local time in Thailand, the SET Index rose 11.71 points, or 0.73% to 1,616.20 points, with a total trading value of THB65,173 million.

European stocks opened higher on Tuesday as global markets looked to rebound following a broad sell-off in recent days, sparked mostly by concerns over inflation and increasing interest rates, as well as the prospect of a global recession.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 rose 0.9% in early trading, with construction and material stocks gaining 2.3% to lead advances as most sectors and major exchanges entered positive territory. Meanwhile, healthcare stocks fell 0.5%.