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    Mixed economic signals keep Asian shares drifting

    Business, Published on 03/04/2017

    » Recap: Asian investors continued to tread cautiously last week amid mixed economic signals. Better-than-expected US economic growth data and solid industrial output readings from China and Japan bolstered sentiment, but a hawkish view on interest rates by some US Federal Reserve governors and uncertainty about President Donald Trump's tax reforms and spending plans after his healthcare fiasco pressured stocks. In Thailand a buying spree by foreign investors helped boost the index but profit-taking capped gains.

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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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    Hawkish fed tone rattles asia, But only briefly

    Business, Published on 19/12/2016

    » Recap: Hawkish signals from the US Federal Reserve of a faster pace of policy tightening next year weighed on Asian stock markets last week. Most recovered late in the week after investors concluded the reaction had been overdone. Anticipation of a year-end spending spree by consumers lured by tax breaks kept the Thai bourse steady.

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    Investors cheer central banks, Jasmine buoys set

    Business, Published on 26/09/2016

    » Recap: The US Federal Reserve's less-hawkish view on the pace of interest-rate increases, coupled with policy tweaks by the Bank of Japan, buoyed global stock markets last week. The Thai bourse tracked global movements before profit-taking set in on Friday, while a huge tender offer for Jasmine International (JAS) shares also created a bounce.

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    Oil and economic worries lead to late stock sell off

    Business, Published on 13/06/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets were buoyed for most of last week by fading expectations of a US interest-rate increase before global economic concerns and falling oil prices prompted a late sell-off. Profit-taking after the recent rally pushed down the Thai stock market.

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    Set sheds another 2.2% as Asian sentiment subdued

    Business, Published on 07/12/2015

    » Recap: Asian stocks retreated last week, weighed down by negative factors including downbeat Chinese factory data, signals from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that an interest-rate increase this month is all but certain, and the smaller-than-expected scale of new stimulus by the European Central Bank. In Thailand, rumours in social media that the European Union (EU) had imposed sanctions against the country triggered panic selling.

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    The heart of our city

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/10/2015

    » The east bank of the Chao Phraya River where the history of Bangkok began is called Koh Rattanakosin because it is land surrounded by water and looks like an island. Its west side is adjacent to the river and the east end is the Khlong Khumuang Doem Canal. King Rama I, the first monarch of the Chakri Dynasty, established Bangkok on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River in 1782 as the new capital.

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    Mackerel fest in Samut Sakhon

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/10/2015

    » From Nov 17-22, the "7th Delicious Platoo At Tha Chalom Festival" will be held on the bank of the Tha Chin River in front of Wat Chong Lom in tambon Tha Chalom, Muang district, Samut Sakhon, from 9am-8pm.

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    China and Japan data, fed worries depress stocks

    Business, Published on 14/09/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets sagged last week on concerns about the economies of China and Japan after their disappointing economic data. Investors also unloaded equities ahead of the US Federal Reserve's much-awaited meeting this week, even though expectations of an interest-rate rate increase appear to have receded for now.

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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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