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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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    ICT keen to rejig Thaicom concession

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 27/08/2016

    » The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Ministry is looking to revise the amended satellite concession of Thaicom Plc in the wake of a recent Supreme Court decision reaffirming that the minimum shareholding in the company was against the constitution and telecom law.

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    Nothing 'moderate' about Malaysia

    Asia focus, Published on 04/09/2017

    » Last month, the Malaysian chapter of the group Atheist Republic posted a photo of its annual social gathering. The caption read: "Atheists from all walks of life came to meet one another … each sharing their stories and forming new friendships that hopefully last a lifetime! We rock!" What seemed like a harmless meeting of like-minded people quickly turned into a national controversy.

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    Charter vote lifts set in good week for stocks

    Business, Published on 15/08/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets advanced last week, buoyed by a big gain in US jobs in July and a slowdown in the decline of Chinese producer prices. The Thai stock market rallied as investors' confidence in political stability improved after voters endorsed the draft constitution by a margin of 61% to 39% in the Aug 7 referendum. The SET was closed on Friday so there has been no market reaction yet to a series of deadly bombings that hit five southern provinces.

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    Constitutional Conundrums: The devil and the deep blue sea

    Business, Published on 07/03/2016

    » I was taught in school that a constitution is equivalent to a social contract among individuals by which society becomes organised and invested with the right to secure mutual protection and welfare.

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    The importance of the effective date in tax laws

    Business, Lawalliance Limited Company, Published on 08/08/2017

    » The government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has passed a number of tax laws and regulations -- far more than its predecessors in the previous decade of political turmoil -- since coming to power in 2014. Keeping track of the enforcement of these new rules is complicated, as some have retroactive effect and some grant grace periods.

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    Faith, fighting and fakery

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 03/07/2017

    » It was a chance encounter with Som (last name withheld) that raised the hackles of authorities at a Sikh regiment training centre of the Indian army in Ramgarh, a city in the northeastern state of Jharkhand.

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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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