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  • News & article

    Consumer confidence index hits new low

    Online Reporters, Published on 06/08/2015

    » The consumer confidence index continues to slide, hitting a 14-month low in July due to lacklustre economic growth, struggling exports and drought.

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    Energy-Heavy set slips as equities surge elsewhere

    Business, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Recap: Asian and European stocks rallied after a record-breaking run on Wall Street, propelled by American hiring data that bolstered confidence in the global economy. Japan's Nikkei ended Friday above 20,000 for the first time since December 2015. Oil headed for a three-week low, however, capping gains on the energy-heavy Thai stock market.

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    Resetting the economy

    Business, Published on 11/11/2016

    » A greying population, education problems and the government's outsize role in society pose risks to the country's economy that must be addressed, says the Bank of Thailand chief.

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    Global shares mixed, Set has worst week of year

    Business, Published on 12/09/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied last week, propelled by fading prospects for a US rate increase this month and upbeat Chinese import data. However, markets sank on Friday after North Korea reported a nuclear test and a senior Federal Reserve official said waiting much longer to raise rates could hurt the US recovery.

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    Rate cuts, stimulus moves help propel global stocks

    Business, Published on 08/08/2016

    » Recap: An interest-rate cut and new quantitative easing plans by the Bank of England, along with additional stimulus in Japan, helped propel global stock markets last week. In the US, stocks jumped on Friday in response to healthy employment data, which helped offset a weak manufacturing report earlier.

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    Late rally dispels gloom from weak Chinese GDP

    Business, Published on 26/10/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied late last week after the European Central Bank hinted at more stimulus and some top US corporations reported healthy earnings. The mood had been downbeat earlier after China reported third-quarter GDP growth below 7% for the first time since the 2008 global crisis. However, investors remain cautious ahead of this week's US Federal Reserve meeting.

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    Government to woo Western investors

    News, Published on 08/10/2015

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's UN trip has eased international concerns over the military coup, paving the way for other cabinet ministers to make overseas visits to boost foreign investor confidence in Thailand, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said Wednesday.

  • News & article

    Apisak cautiously upbeat

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 29/09/2015

    » The economy is expected to bound back next year, but the government may need to inject more money into the economic system if the economy remains stubbornly in the doldrums, says Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong.

  • News & article

    Asian markets await jobs data with bated breath

    Business, Published on 05/10/2015

    » Recap: Asian stock markets changed little as investors awaited US jobs data, crucial information for the US Federal Reserve in deciding on its first rate hike in years. However, banking stocks were under selling pressure on investor concerns that larger loan-loss provisions to cushion against rising non-performing loans could erode third-quarter profits.

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    Chinese share plunge and fed keep traders on edge

    Business, Published on 03/08/2015

    » Recap: Another plunge in Chinese stocks and a growing belief that the US will start raising interest rates in September pushed down global bourses before a recovery late in the week. Asian currencies also sank against the greenback with the Thai baht slipping below 35 to a 14-year low. The SET fell close to 1,400 before a rally led by buying of blue chips that had become bargains.

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