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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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    Set edges up despite Asian dip on China worries

    Business, Published on 25/05/2015

    » Recap: US and European stocks marched up last week with the Dow Jones and S&P hitting records as weak housing sales and manufacturing data suggested a delay in a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase. Most Asian markets retreated, especially in China, on worries over economic health of the world's second largest economy.

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    China worries keep lid on global equity gains

    Business, Published on 25/08/2014

    » Recap: Asian stock markets marched up early last week amid eased concerns over a Russia-Ukraine confrontation and upbeat US economic readings, but a sell-off kicked in on renewed concerns over China's economy after tepid manufacturing figures were released. The Thai stock market stayed firmly above the resistance of 1,550 points on hopes that the economy will recover now that NCPO leader Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has been chosen as the new prime minister.

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    Key macro strategy themes for 2019

    Business, Published on 26/01/2019

    » Overall, global markets started the year with positive returns from most equity markets. Can this positive momentum continue? Our research team at SCB Securities stands by our optimistic view. We offer four top-of-mind themes for 2019 affecting our investment decisions going forward.

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    SET reacts happily to news as Asean shares sag

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 24/01/2019

    » Thailand's stock market reacted positively to the Election Commission (EC) announcement scheduling the general election on March 24, bucking a regional sell-off trend seen across Asean.

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    SET pain done but trade war a worry

    Business, Published on 14/07/2018

    » Market recap: Thai shares managed to stage a mild rebound over the past week amid volatility on global bourses. Renewed worries over a fresh round of US-China trade tensions weighed on overall sentiment.

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    Point of view

    Business, Published on 27/10/2018

    » On Oct 24, the S&P 500 registered a month-to-date return of -8.8%, the worst monthly showing since February 2009 (the bottom of the financial crisis), wiping out the entire year-to-date gain.

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    SET reviving after Wall Street scare

    Business, Published on 16/10/2018

    » The Thai stock market -- along with other emerging markets -- took a big hit last week after the US 10-year Treasury yield surged to 3.25% from 3.05% a week earlier as investors rushed to sell government bonds in anticipation of an interest-rate increase. This led to the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 1,300 points (5%) on Wednesday and Thursday with the tech sector seeing most of the decline.

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    Not the time to sell

    Business, Published on 21/07/2018

    » The SET index touched an all-time-high intra-day peak of 1,852 points at the end of February this year. By the end of June, it was 14% off that peak, falling to around 1,600. One of the chief culprits was extreme foreign fund outflows.

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    Programming with passion

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 23/07/2018

    » Rebecca Parsons loves the great outdoors, whether it's exploring the Dalmatian Coast in southern Croatia, the Galapagos Islands or the upper Amazon, to get an up-close look at a fascinating ecosystem.

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