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    China rate cut spurs stocks but set struggles

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 18/05/2015

    » Recap: China's interest-rate cut by 25 basis points, the third in six months, propelled Asian stock markets early last week. However, sentiment turned sour amid renewed worries over the world's second largest economy following weak economic data, and Greece's precarious finances.

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    Fed, oil and economic worries push down stocks

    Business, Published on 10/08/2015

    » Recap: Major global stock markets continued to fluctuate last week. The Dow Jones was pressured by underperforming company results and the growing possibility of a Fed rate increase and European bourses fell with global oil prices. Asia's large markets rose, led by gains in China and Hong Kong on growing speculation that the Beijing government would take more steps to restore shaky confidence in equities.

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    Setback for trump hurts us equities but set rises

    Business, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Recap: Asian stocks drifted last week and Wall Street fell as investors awaited a crucial vote on the US healthcare bill. Its failure on Friday raised questions about President Donald Trump's ability to push through the rest of his agenda including tax cuts. Lower oil prices prompted by persistent worries about the global glut also dampened sentiment. Buying ahead of the dividend season bolstered the Thai stock market but global uncertainties capped gains.

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    Trump tantrums keep traders on edge, SET dips

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 06/02/2017

    » Recap: World stock markets retreated as investors shied away from riskier assets over renewed concerns about US President Donald Trump's controversial ban on refugees and travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries and protectionist rhetoric that fanned fears of a global trade war. Buying ahead of corporate earnings releases and hopes for dividend payments cushioned the Thai stock market against a steep fall.

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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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    Opec output-cut deal provides lift for equities

    Business, Published on 03/10/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets see-sawed last week with news developments. The relief rally that followed the previous week's Fed meeting ebbed, but Hillary Clinton's strong performance against Donald Trump in the first US presidential debate cheered investors. Also buoying sentiment was Opec's surprise agreement to cut oil output, but worries about the health of Deutsche Bank, which faces huge US fines for dodgy business practices, capped gains. The Opec decision helped the energy-heavy Thai stock market recoup some earlier losses.

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    Trump comments, 'hard Brexit' talk depress stocks

    Business, Published on 23/01/2017

    » Recap: Donald Trump's comment that the US dollar was too strong and blunting the country's competitiveness rattled global stock markets last week, as did fears over the impact of a "hard Brexit" as outlined by British PM Theresa May. As well, confusion about Mr Trump's political and economic agenda made investors step back from risky assets ahead of his inauguration on Friday. The Thai stock market tracked the global trend, but the magnitude of its fall was limited.

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    Charter vote lifts set in good week for stocks

    Business, Published on 15/08/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets advanced last week, buoyed by a big gain in US jobs in July and a slowdown in the decline of Chinese producer prices. The Thai stock market rallied as investors' confidence in political stability improved after voters endorsed the draft constitution by a margin of 61% to 39% in the Aug 7 referendum. The SET was closed on Friday so there has been no market reaction yet to a series of deadly bombings that hit five southern provinces.

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    Greece keeps investors on Edge but set rallies

    Business, Published on 08/06/2015

    » Recap: Pressure on US and European share markets eased after Greece obtained some breathing room from the MF, which agreed to defer all 1.6 billion euros in debt repayments to the end of this month, but a successful outcome of talks with euro zone creditors remains elusive.

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    Set Gains on oil revival as greek drama intensifies

    Business, Published on 09/02/2015

    » Recap: Asian stock markets were rattled by concerns about Greece's plans to renegotiate its bailout. Worries mounted after Greece's new finance minister clashed with his powerful German counterpart and the European Central Bank (ECB) moved to stop funding Greece's lenders.

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