The SET index started the day with a sharp drop and heded south further to hit
the day's low at 617.67 before rebounding slightly to 619.44 points.
Banking stocks were the biggest losers. Bangkok Bank (BBL) fell 5.45 per cent at Bt104,
Kasikornbank (KBANK) was off 3.85 per cent at Bt62.50, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) was down 6.21 per cent at Bt68 and
Bank of Ayudhya (BAY) lost 4.74 per cent at Bt18.10.
Other stock markets in Asia also caught the cold. Hong Kong's Hang Seng slumped 5.6 per cent, Taiwan stock market
sank 4.45 per cent, while other bourses declined in a range of 2-4 per cent.