Equities retreat as Omicron spreads

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The Bangkok Post

Recap: Global stock markets retreated yesterday as concerns over the Omicron coronavirus variant and a wave of new restrictions grew, while investors are looking ahead to US consumer inflation numbers and key central bank meetings next week for clues on the direction of monetary policies. The SET index moved in a range of 1,595.14 and 1,623.82 points this week before closing on Thursday at 1,618.23, up 1.89% from the previous week, in daily turnover averaging 71.3 billion baht for three trading days. Institutional investors were net buyers of 4.54 billion baht and brokers bought 212.43 million…

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