BANGKOK Feb 24 The Stock Exchange of Thailand
halted trading in shares of Thai Airways International Pcl
for 15 minutes on Monday morning after a local
newspaper reported the national carrier posted a big net loss
But trading was resumed after the stock exchange lifted the
suspension and Thai Airways shares were unchanged at 13.10 baht
at 0310 GMT. The broad index <.SETI was 0.43 percent.
Khao Hoon newspaper reported the airline will report a 2013
net loss of about 13 billion Thai baht ($400 million)
The airline said in a separate statement its 2013 financial
performance was under review by auditors. It is due to report
the yearly earnings on Tuesday.
Thai Airways, whose chairman Ampon Kittiampon resigned last
Friday, is expected to post further losses in 2014 due to impact
from political unrest, a board member said.
($1 = 32.5400 Thai baht)
(Reporting by Khettiya Jittapong; Editing by Miral Fahmy)