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Thai bourse halts trading after index falls 10 pct

BANGKOK, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Trading on the Thai stock market was halted on Friday after the share index plunged 10 percent to its lowest since June 2003, as panic selling spread through world markets.

The Thai bourse activated an automatic circuit breaker, after which trading is halted for half an hour.

The bourse index .SETI lost 10.02 percent, threatening the biggest one-day fall since December 2006, when the market crashed in reaction to the imposition of capital controls. ($1=34.39 Baht) (Reporting by Arada Therdthammakun; Editing by Alan Raybould)

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