October 14, 2016 / 2:33 AM / 2 years ago

Thailand declares government holiday but stock market to stay open

A woman holds a portrait of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Siriraj hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, October 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s cabinet declared a government holiday on Friday for mourning King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died the previous day, a cabinet spokeswoman told Reuters.

The Stock Exchange of Thailand however said it and other financial institutions would be operating as normal. The stock market opens at 10 a.m. (0300 GMT).

Reporting by Bangkok bureau; Writing by Robert Birsel, Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan

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