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    SET firm above 1,700 on election news

    Online Reporters, Published on 10/10/2017

    » The Stock Exchange of Thailand closed up 14.73 points to 1,706.95 on Tuesday after the prime minister <a href="https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/1340072/prayut-general-election-in-13-months" target="_blank">confirmed the general election would take place in November 2018</a>.

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    US election Facebook’s most talked about story

    Online Reporters, Published on 13/12/2016

    » The US presidential election, Brazilian politics and Pokemon Go were the top three global topics most talked about by Facebook users in 2016, according to the world’s largest online community.

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    Thanathorn to hand over reins

    Business, Published on 30/03/2018

    » Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit will in all likelihood hand the leadership of auto parts maker Thai Summit to his younger brother Sakulthorn, as the 39-year-old billionaire moves into the political sphere.

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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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    A year to remember

    Asia focus, Published on 26/12/2016

    » From the election of "Duterte Harry" in the Philippines to the affair of the "Female Rasputin" that has gripped millions of Koreans, it's been another memorable year in Asia. A few long-running political and security soap operas also continue to play out, most notably the drama in the South China Sea. As well, there is no sign that the tragedy of the Rohingya will end anytime soon. This week, Asia Focus takes a look back at some of the events and personalities that made headlines in 2016.

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    Syria and Trump-Xi talks keep investors on sidelines

    Business, Published on 10/04/2017

    » Recap: Markets were rattled late last week after US cruise missiles struck a Syrian air base, while global investors moved to the sidelines pending the outcome of talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Safe-haven assets such as the yen and gold soared and oil prices also surged. The formal promulgation of the country's 20th constitution, ensuring an election sometime late next year, helped keep the Thai stock market in a rangebound trade.

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    Myanmar government overhaul imminent

    Asia focus, Larry Jagan, Published on 29/01/2018

    » A major shake-up in Myanmar's administration is in the pipeline as the government tries to tackle obstacles that stand in the way of economic progress, improved transparency and a more efficient bureaucracy.

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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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    PM turned pursuer: Mahathir aims to do the unthinkable

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 04/12/2017

    » Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is confident that the Pakatan Harapan (Pact of Hope) opposition coalition, supported by his party and others, will make electoral history next year and end six decades of rule by the United Malays National Organisation (Umno).

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    Investors hedge bets as us presidential race tightens

    Business, Published on 07/11/2016

    » Recap: Global stocks were sold off last week as investors shunned riskier assets ahead of this week's US presidential election, as opinion polls showed the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump narrowing.

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