Thai shares rally as police ordered not to confront protesters

|By:, SA News Editor

Thai shares (THD, TTF, TF) rise 0.7% in Bangkok. Investors are hopeful that a move by Yingluck Shinawatra to allow demonstrators to reach government buildings will ease tensions.

Elsewhere in the region, Indonesian (IDX, IDXJ, EIDO) and Philippine (EPHE) shares fall 0.8% and 0.7% respectively.