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    Weak China outlook keeps shares on back foot

    Business, Published on 07/09/2015

    » Recap: Downbeat factory activity data in China cast a dark cloud over global stock markets as investors' concerns over the world's economic health mounted. However, economic stimulus measures to help low-income earners and SMEs shielded the Thai bourse.

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    Not the usual fare

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 19/10/2018

    » Two idiosyncratic filmgoing options for fans of Thai cinema — one classic, one contemporary

  • News & article

    Setback for trump hurts us equities but set rises

    Business, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Recap: Asian stocks drifted last week and Wall Street fell as investors awaited a crucial vote on the US healthcare bill. Its failure on Friday raised questions about President Donald Trump's ability to push through the rest of his agenda including tax cuts. Lower oil prices prompted by persistent worries about the global glut also dampened sentiment. Buying ahead of the dividend season bolstered the Thai stock market but global uncertainties capped gains.

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    LGBT stories get rare screen time

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 16/08/2016

    » How often is it that international LGBT films get a screening in Thailand? Not often at all, except when there's a film festival. This week, wonderfully strange as it may be, we're seeing not just one but two LGBT films on our silver screens. And the two couldn't be more different.

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    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.

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    Stocks Gain as US job market roars back

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 09/11/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets moved up at the end of the week as US jobs data showed a bigger-than-expected rise in non-farm payrolls in October after two months of weakness. As well, a drop in the unemployment rate to 5% increased the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month for the first time in almost a decade. The Thai market also advanced.

  • News & article

    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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    Better global outlook spurs share rebound

    Business, Published on 27/10/2014

    » Recap: Global bourses, especially in the US and Europe, rebounded as investors hoped for more European Central Bank (ECB) stimulus. However, activity in Thailand was muted as concerns over the health of the domestic economy mounted.

  • News & article

    From Kowloon To Madrid

    Life, Published on 25/04/2012

    » TWO FREE FILM FESTIVALS THIS WEEK SERVE UP CINEMATIC TREATS FROM

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