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    Syria and Trump-Xi talks keep investors on sidelines

    Business, Published on 10/04/2017

    » Recap: Markets were rattled late last week after US cruise missiles struck a Syrian air base, while global investors moved to the sidelines pending the outcome of talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Safe-haven assets such as the yen and gold soared and oil prices also surged. The formal promulgation of the country's 20th constitution, ensuring an election sometime late next year, helped keep the Thai stock market in a rangebound trade.

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    Investors pause before Fed decision; oil woes persist

    Business, Published on 12/06/2017

    » Recap: Global stock markets moved cautiously last week as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve's policy rate decision this week. Falling oil prices amid concern over rising supply from the US and Nigeria also exacerbated market sentiment. The Thai stock market moved in a very tight range on a dearth of positive factors.

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    Anxiety over Syria, North Korea keeps lid on stocks

    Business, Published on 18/04/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock indices were mixed last week as rising geopolitical risks from the US missile strike on Syria and soaring tensions on the Korean peninsula kept investors on edge. The same concerns lifted gold to five-month highs, while oil advanced amid confidence that Saudi Arabia will support an extension to Opec-led output cuts just as US stockpiles show signs of shrinking. The Thai stock market edged up, driven by buying in heavyweight energy stocks.

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    Asian shares drift lower in thin Pre-Holiday trade

    Business, Published on 26/12/2016

    » Recap: The oil price retreat and lack of positive market-moving factors weighed on Asian stocks last week. Thai shares also tracked the fall in the regional bourses, but buying in tax-saving funds ahead of the year-end limited the downside.

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    Sset steady above 1,500 in mixed week for equities

    Business, Published on 25/07/2016

    » Recap: US stocks closed out their fourth straight week of gains but European markets were mostly flat, amid concerns ranging from Brexit to the future of Turkey following a failed coup attempt. Japan slid back amid indications that central bank stimulus might not be as aggressive as traders had hoped for.

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    China and Japan data, fed worries depress stocks

    Business, Published on 14/09/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets sagged last week on concerns about the economies of China and Japan after their disappointing economic data. Investors also unloaded equities ahead of the US Federal Reserve's much-awaited meeting this week, even though expectations of an interest-rate rate increase appear to have receded for now.

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    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.

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    Greece keeps investors on Edge but set rallies

    Business, Published on 08/06/2015

    » Recap: Pressure on US and European share markets eased after Greece obtained some breathing room from the MF, which agreed to defer all 1.6 billion euros in debt repayments to the end of this month, but a successful outcome of talks with euro zone creditors remains elusive.

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    Wall street jumps but factory data a worry

    Business, Published on 27/04/2015

    » Recap: While US markets surged, many other global stock markets sagged in response to disappointing factory activity in China, Japan and the euro zone, and concerns over Greek debt. The same worries pushed down Thai stocks.

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    Set flirts with 1,600 as central banks stay busy

    Business, Published on 01/12/2014

    » Recap: China's surprise interest rate cut, the first in more than two years, and speculation about further stimulus by the European Central Bank (ECB) propelled the run-up in Asian stock markets last week. The buying spree in tax-saving equity funds as the year-end approaches buoyed the Thai bourse which briefly surpassed 1,600 points.

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