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  • BUSINESS

    Asian stocks retreat ahead of US Fed meeting

    Published on 29/04/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets slipped Wednesday after more weak US data raised questions about the health of the world's top economy, while the US dollar edged down as an early interest rate rise looked increasingly unlikely.

  • BUSINESS

    US stocks gain on Fed, Alibaba

    Published on 20/09/2014

    » NEW YORK - US stocks faced big hurdles this week, but emerged stronger following a favorable Federal Reserve decision, a rejection of Scottish independence and a record stockoffering from Chinese company Alibaba.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian shares slip ahead of Fed decision

    Published on 16/09/2014

    » HONG KONG - Asian bourses mostly slipped Tuesday before the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting, and as lingering concerns over Chinese and US economic data weighed on global markets.

  • BUSINESS

    Bonds halt gain on Fed stimulus exit

    Bloomberg News, Published on 31/10/2014

    » Thailand's five-year bonds halted a seven-week run of gains and the baht declined after the Federal Reserve ended its bond-buying programme, damping demand for emerging-market assets.

  • BUSINESS

    Mixed messages from fed keep traders guessing

    Business, Published on 22/08/2016

    » Recap: A hawkish comment from New York Fed President William Dudley that US interest rates could be raised as soon as September weighed on global stock markets early last week. However, minutes of the July Fed meeting released on Wednesday suggested policymakers had mixed views and speculation about an imminent move decreased.

  • BUSINESS

    Good week for stocks as concerns EASE about fed

    Business, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Recap: The deadly attacks in Paris and minutes of the October Federal Reserve meeting, which appeared to point to a December interest-rate increase, rattled global stock markets early last week. However, investors went on a buying spree later as they took a deeper look at the Fed minutes and concluded any action would be gradual. Better-than-expected GDP data for Thailand in the third quarter also lent some support to Thai shares.

  • BUSINESS

    FED decision to stand PAT helps revive Asian stocks

    Business, Published on 21/09/2015

    » Recap: A buying spree in Asian stocks, particularly emerging markets, preceded last week's US Federal Reserve meeting, in hopes the Fed would leave its benchmark interest rate untouched. The rally continued after the decision was confirmed on Friday.

  • BUSINESS

    Fed, oil and economic worries push down stocks

    Business, Published on 10/08/2015

    » Recap: Major global stock markets continued to fluctuate last week. The Dow Jones was pressured by underperforming company results and the growing possibility of a Fed rate increase and European bourses fell with global oil prices. Asia's large markets rose, led by gains in China and Hong Kong on growing speculation that the Beijing government would take more steps to restore shaky confidence in equities.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian shares up after Fed decision

    Published on 18/09/2014

    » HONG KONG - Asian markets mostly rose Thursday while the dollar rallied after the Federal Reserve (Fed) stuck to its timetable on hiking interest rates but indicated they could rise more sharply than initially envisaged.

  • BUSINESS

    Investors heartened by signals from Fed

    Business, Published on 31/07/2017

    » Recap: US and European stock exchanges picked up last week after the US Federal Reserve kept its interest rate at 1.25% and reaffirmed plans for a gradual tightening of its monetary policy and tapering of its balance sheet.

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