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  • BUSINESS

    Stocks drift as investors await signals from yellen

    Business, Published on 29/08/2016

    » Recap: Softer oil prices depressed Asian stock markets last week as investors worldwide also awaited cues on interest rates from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The Fed chief on Friday indicated conditions were almost right for a move but she did not say when. The Thai stock market moved in a limited range amid a lack of positive factors to drive activity.

  • BUSINESS

    Dovish tone from yellen heartens equity investors

    Business, Published on 17/07/2017

    » Recap: Most Asian stock markets gained last week as investors took their cue from another all-time closing high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while dovish comments from the Federal Reserve on the interest rate outlook also bolstered risk sentiment. Oil prices also rallied but the impact on the energy-heavy Thai bourse was limited.

  • BUSINESS

    Global shares follow wall street upward

    Business, Published on 20/02/2017

    » Recap: Wall Street's record highs spurred other stock markets globally early last week. President Donald Trump's comment that his administration would soon unveil a "phenomenal "tax policy spurred the rally in stocks, the dollar and emerging-market assets. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's upbeat assessment of the US outlook and hints at a March interest-rate increase also bolstered investor risk sentiment.

  • BUSINESS

    Investors heartened as fed ends rate suspense

    Business, Published on 20/03/2017

    » Recap: Investors were treading cautiously ahead of last week's US Federal Reserve meeting when the US central bank raised its benchmark interest rate as expected, but their appetite improved after Chair Janet Yellen's comments suggested a more gradual pace of monetary tightening this year. The Thai stock market joined the global rally as the wild swings in trade of Group Lease (GL) eased.

  • BUSINESS

    Cautious tone from fed gives big lift to stocks

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 04/04/2016

    » Recap: The cautious tone of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments on the global economy that lessened prospects for a US interest-rate increase triggered a global stock market rally last week. Positive investor response to her views also pushed the Thai stock market back above 1,400 points.

  • BUSINESS

    Outflow fear hits asia shares

    Business, Published on 21/11/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets were roiled by concerns that President-elect Donald Trump's plan to spur the US economy by revving up domestic investment and cutting taxes will fuel inflation, lifting interest rates and causing capital to flow out of emerging markets and back to the US. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's suggestion of an imminent interest rate increase also dampened sentiment as the dollar approached a 15-year high.

  • NEWS

    SE Asia stocks end mixed ahead of Yellen speech

    Published on 03/03/2017

    » Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Friday as investors turned cautious ahead of a speech by US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, with expectations growing the Fed would raise interest rates soon.

  • BUSINESS

    Set sheds another 2.2% as Asian sentiment subdued

    Business, Published on 07/12/2015

    » Recap: Asian stocks retreated last week, weighed down by negative factors including downbeat Chinese factory data, signals from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that an interest-rate increase this month is all but certain, and the smaller-than-expected scale of new stimulus by the European Central Bank. In Thailand, rumours in social media that the European Union (EU) had imposed sanctions against the country triggered panic selling.

  • NEWS

    Southeast Asia stocks fall ahead of Yellen testimony

    Published on 14/02/2017

    » Southeast Asian shares fell on Tuesday, as investors turned cautious ahead of US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's congressional testimony that could give clues on the pace of interest rate hikes.

  • NEWS

    Asian shares down as Wall St tumbles

    Published on 07/05/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian shares fell Thursday after Wall Street dropped on weaker-than-expected US economic data and a warning from US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen that stock valuations were "quite high".

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