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    Oil rout drags down asian stocks, But manila shines

    Business, Published on 08/05/2017

    » Recap: Asian stocks fell last week, dragged down by tumbling oil prices on fresh global supply glut concerns. However, the Philippines outperformed the region as stocks rose to a nine-month high. Thai trading was rangebound amid a dearth of market-moving news.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Dollar revival takes shine off asia stocks

    Business, Published on 14/02/2017

    » Recap: Asian markets fell early last week amid worries about Donald Trump's protectionist stance, uncertainty about France's political outlook, another crisis brewing in Greece and falling oil prices. However, sentiment picked up following Wall Street's climb to record highs after President Trump said he planned to overhaul business taxes. The Thai stock market see-sawed, with profit-taking keeping the SET Index in check while buying ahead of corporate earnings and dividend season limited the downside.

  • BUSINESS

    Investors keep the party going in year's first week

    Business, Published on 09/01/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets started the year on a strong footing, rising in response to more upbeat sentiment about the global economy and indications that the US Federal Reserve might not be as aggressive in raising interest rates as earlier predicted. The Thai stock market joined in the rally.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil rout, China weakness-keep-stocks-on-back-foot

    Business, Published on 18/01/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets swung back and forth last week but brief rebounds proved unsustainable in the face of dire economic news. Oil prices sank to a 12-year low below US$30 per barrel as investors worried about the health of the global economy, while the slowdown in China and volatility in its markets continued to make for a nervous start to the year. The Thai stock market had a similarly wild ride, tracking the regional bourses.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks drift in thin trade, China leads Asia lower

    Business, Published on 30/11/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets traded thinly last week as geopolitical tensions rose after Turkey downed a Russian plane that entered its territory from war-torn Syria. Wall Street was subdued because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and a shortened session on Friday. European markets were little changed as investors awaited word this week on whether the European Central Bank would extend its stimulus measures.

  • BUSINESS

    Good week for stocks as concerns EASE about fed

    Business, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Recap: The deadly attacks in Paris and minutes of the October Federal Reserve meeting, which appeared to point to a December interest-rate increase, rattled global stock markets early last week. However, investors went on a buying spree later as they took a deeper look at the Fed minutes and concluded any action would be gradual. Better-than-expected GDP data for Thailand in the third quarter also lent some support to Thai shares.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    SET gains as global bourses fret about Greece

    Business, Published on 29/06/2015

    » Recap: The Greek debt crisis cast a cloud over global stock markets last week but Thailand staged a modest rally. Chinese stocks plummeted 8% on Friday as investors rushed to cash out amid signs that an eight-month bull run was ending.

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