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    Billionaire Bangkok Bank boss leaves solid legacy

    News, Oranan Paweewun, Published on 26/06/2018

    » As the former chairman of Bangkok Bank Plc, late Thai billionaire Chatri Sophonpanich was not just a prominent figure in Thailand but Asia as a whole.

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    SET up 0.2%, global markets cringe over trade war fears

    Business, Published on 03/03/2018

    » Recap: Global stock markets fell to two-week lows yesterday, with steelmakers taking a pounding after US President Donald Trump said he would impose hefty tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, reviving fears of a trade war.

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    Down the rabbit hole

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 03/02/2018

    » Help me, somebody, I think I must have fallen down a rabbit hole and found myself in a world as crazy as Alice did. In this strange, topsy-turvy world the people who ousted an elected government, an action usually considered more serious than sedition is now arresting protesters and dissidents for actions and speech inciting people to rebel against their government.

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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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    Share trade subdued after long-expected Fed move

    Business, Published on 19/06/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets traded cautiously earlier last week as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve's rate decision. A rout in US technology stocks later in the week also dampened market sentiment. The Thai stock market still moved in a rangebound trade amid a lack of positive news.

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    US politics dent sentiment but energy shares lift set

    Business, Published on 22/05/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets retreated in response to a ballooning political crisis in Washington, with reports that President Donald Trump tried to interfere with an investigation into his campaign's links with Russia before firing his FBI chief. The Thai stock market outperformed a bit as buying in heavyweight energy stocks offset a selling spree in banks expected to be hurt by lending rate cuts.

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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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    Greek drama and Chinese rout push shares down

    Business, Published on 06/07/2015

    » Recap: Greece's debt default weighed on global stock markets last week ahead of yesterday's referendum. The start of this week promises to be choppy as US investors return from a long weekend and markets weigh the results of the Greek vote.

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    The business of shared Indonesian and Thai history

    Life, Published on 05/10/2015

    » The story of the life and times of Liem Sioe Liong (1917-2012), one of the most powerful overseas Chinese tycoons of Southeast Asia in the 1980s and 1990s, is a fascinating tale of an impoverished Fujian immigrant who arrived in Indonesia in his twenties. Over the next half century, he rose to achieve extraordinary wealth in Suharto's Indonesia and went on to play pivotal role in supporting Suharto's economic development programme.

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    Chairman of Post raises shareholding

    Business, Published on 24/06/2015

    » Suthikiati Chirathivat, chairman of SET-listed Post Publishing Plc, has added another 5.5% to his stake in the company, raising his holding to 24.7% and making him the largest shareholder.

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