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    Oil rout, China weakness-keep-stocks-on-back-foot

    Business, Published on 18/01/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets swung back and forth last week but brief rebounds proved unsustainable in the face of dire economic news. Oil prices sank to a 12-year low below US$30 per barrel as investors worried about the health of the global economy, while the slowdown in China and volatility in its markets continued to make for a nervous start to the year. The Thai stock market had a similarly wild ride, tracking the regional bourses.

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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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    The China Syndrome

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 25/05/2015

    » China's ageing and deflationary cycle will have more far-reaching consequences for the rest of Asia and the world, as the trend is already pushing commodity prices to fall sharply and spreading deflationary pressure in many emerging markets, analysts warn.

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    Asian stocks climb after China rate cut

    Published on 24/11/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets rallied Monday after China's surprise move last week to cut interest rates for the first time in more than two years as its leaders try to strengthen growth.

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    China worries hit stocks as blast deepens set pain

    Business, Published on 24/08/2015

    » Recap: A fresh Chinese equity rout triggered by weak manufacturing data and accelerating outflows, plunging oil prices and sabre-rattling between North and South Korea roiled stock markets across the world last week. The deadly bombing at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok further rattled nerves in Thailand, where stocks plunged well below 1,400 points.

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    Asia markets mostly up

    Published on 19/01/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian stock markets mostly rose Monday following a rally on Wall Street and a strong pick-up in oil prices, but Shanghai plunged almost 8% after regulators punished three major brokerages for rule violations.

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    Asia shares boosted by Wall St rally

    Published on 22/10/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets mostly pushed higher Wednesday, taking a lead from fresh gains in New York and Europe in response to reports that the European Central Bank (ECB) would widen its stimulus programme.

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    Fitch: Emerging markets to struggle in 2019

    Business, Chiratas Nivatpumin, Published on 22/10/2018

    » Emerging markets are set to face rising economic headwinds in 2019 as global growth slows and financial conditions tighten, according to James McCormack, Fitch's global head of sovereign ratings.

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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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    Asia markets rise

    Published on 20/01/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday after China released data showing its economy grew a little faster than expected, while speculation swirled that the European Central Bank would embark on a huge stimulus programme.

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