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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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    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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    Industry 4.0 guide

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Industry 4.0 is the buzzword you hear everywhere these days, describing the rush to harness the potential of digital technology to make operations smarter, more efficient and profitable. It's no surprise that the energy industry has been leading the pack, in the view of William Ruh, chief digital officer at General Electric (GE). Its very survival is at stake.

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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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    Plastics market in flux

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 07/06/2011

    » China's chemical consumption causes big price changes and market slump. SCG chemicals diversifies with microwaveable plastics.

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    Worries about korea and france keep trade subdued

    Business, Published on 24/04/2017

    » Recap: Global stock markets were subdued earlier last week amid concerns over mounting geopolitical tension on the Korean peninsula and Sunday's first-round presidential election in France. However, sentiment for risk assets improved later as optimism spread about US tax reform. The Thai stock market moved back and forth amid a dearth of positive catalysts.

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    Equities wobble, Oil and gold slump as fed move draws near

    Business, Published on 13/03/2017

    » Recap: The near-certainty of a US Federal Reserve interest-rate increase this week prompted capital flight across Asia last week. With the US dollar strengthening, gold briefly fell below $1,200 an ounce in its worst week in four months, and oil also suffered a sharp sell-off.

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    Equity rally pauses as investors contemplate Fed

    Business, Published on 06/03/2017

    » Recap: Equity markets jumped last week in the US and are up 10% since the presidential election in November, as consumer confidence hit a 15-year high, further supporting the case for higher interest rates when the US Federal Reserve meets on March 14-15.

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    Scepticism about Trump tax plan keeps stocks in check

    Business, Published on 01/05/2017

    » Recap: Cautious optimism over the US President Donald Trump's radical tax reform and concern about global trade and "America First" policies kept investors' appetite for risky assets in check last week. Concerns about an uptick in bad loans at large banks and the arrival of the XD season triggered a selling spree in the Thai stock market.

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    Stocks gyrate as traders ponder life under Trump

    Business, Published on 14/11/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets yo-yoed last week in response to Donald Trump's surprising US presidential election victory. US equities rose to record highs, led by financials, on expectations of lighter regulation and higher spending. But most markets elsewhere sank on concern that Mr Trump's stance against free trade and immigration could curb economic growth and increase geopolitical uncertainty. They also fear his spending plans will push up inflation, possibly triggering more aggressive rate increases by the Federal Reserve and prompting capital outflows from emerging markets.

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