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    Global shares sink in bad case of China syndrome

    Business, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Recap: The new year got off to a miserable start as China suspended share trading twice, the yuan slid to a five-year low, and weak manufacturing and services data in the world's second-largest economy rattled traders everywhere including Thailand.

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    China weakness and Trump vagueness hurt sentiment

    Business, Published on 16/01/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets were mixed last week as disappointing Chinese trade data dented already weak investor sentiment after US President-elect Donald Trump offered no details of his big-spending fiscal plans at his first news conference in months. Higher oil prices lifted Thai stock market sentiment.

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    Beijing's air still chokes

    News, Published on 09/03/2016

    » Embracing a groundswell of public outrage about toxic air ahead of annual legislative meetings last year in Beijing, China's President Xi Jinping threatened to punish polluters with an "iron hand".

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    Stocks rally after black monday as rate fears ease

    Business, Published on 31/08/2015

    » Recap: China's Black Monday sparked a sell-off in global stock markets before a relief rally took hold across the world amid hints that the US Federal Reserve would not lift interest rates in September given fragile global conditions. Stimulus measures proposed by the Thai government's new economic team also improved investors' appetite for local shares.

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    Stocks rebound even as greek outlook worsens

    Business, Published on 15/06/2015

    » Recap: Major bourses in Europe, the US and China rebounded last week despite the worsening outlook for a Greek debt solution. The TIP markets (Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines) faced selling pressure from offshore funds early in the week before the SET bounced back.

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    Global events set tone for choppy trading week

    Business, Published on 11/08/2014

    » Recap: Asian stock markets last week were jolted by renewed concerns over China's economic health and escalating tension in Ukraine. The Thai stock market was in a tug of war between profit-taking and buying on dips.

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    Upbeat global mood helps keep set in black

    Business, Published on 22/09/2014

    » Recap: Asian stock markets advanced early last week on speculation that China will introduce monetary stimulus measures, but stocks pulled back after the US Federal Reserve surprisingly increased its estimate for its benchmark interest rate by the end of 2015. However, persistent offshore fund inflows helped the Thai market trade in positive territory.

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    Dovish tone from yellen heartens equity investors

    Business, Published on 17/07/2017

    » Recap: Most Asian stock markets gained last week as investors took their cue from another all-time closing high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while dovish comments from the Federal Reserve on the interest rate outlook also bolstered risk sentiment. Oil prices also rallied but the impact on the energy-heavy Thai bourse was limited.

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    Investors heartened by signals from Fed

    Business, Published on 31/07/2017

    » Recap: US and European stock exchanges picked up last week after the US Federal Reserve kept its interest rate at 1.25% and reaffirmed plans for a gradual tightening of its monetary policy and tapering of its balance sheet.

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    Disappointment with Opec accord hits world equities

    Business, Published on 29/05/2017

    » Recap: Global equity markets retreated last week as a slump in crude prices triggered a sell-off in energy stocks after an Opec-led decision to extend output cuts fell short of expectations. However, markets rallied on Friday amid a consensus that the sell-off had been an overreaction. The energy-heavy Thai stock market started the week strongly in anticipation of good news from Opec, and offshore fund inflows helped to limit losses later.

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