Thai stock market falls 2 percent after coup

May 23, 2014 3:12 AM

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Thai stock market falls 2 percent after coup

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's stock market fell more than 2 percent a day after the country's military seized power in a bloodless coup. Other Asian markets were mostly higher Friday, helped by weakness in the yen.

Bangkok's SET index was down 29.43 points, or 2.1 percent, at 1,375.78 in the opening minutes of trading. Thailand's currency stabilized after falling about 0.4 percent against the dollar after the coup was announced Thursday.

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