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    Stocks trade in narrow range as investors comb us data

    Business, Published on 07/08/2017

    » Recap: Global investors remained concerned last week about US political developments and economic data that could influence a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase, amid signs that the Fed was growing more cautious. Wall Street staged a revival on Friday after the US reported strong employment numbers for July.


    Investors heartened by signals from Fed

    Business, Published on 31/07/2017

    » Recap: US and European stock exchanges picked up last week after the US Federal Reserve kept its interest rate at 1.25% and reaffirmed plans for a gradual tightening of its monetary policy and tapering of its balance sheet.


    Dovish tone from yellen heartens equity investors

    Business, Published on 17/07/2017

    » Recap: Most Asian stock markets gained last week as investors took their cue from another all-time closing high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while dovish comments from the Federal Reserve on the interest rate outlook also bolstered risk sentiment. Oil prices also rallied but the impact on the energy-heavy Thai bourse was limited.


    GL chief disavows price manipulation

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 10/06/2017

    » Group Lease Plc (GL) chairman and chief executive Mitsuji Konoshita says the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) has ordered him to pay a fine over alleged share price manipulation in Wedge Holdings Co Ltd, but he is in the process of seeking a court ruling to overturn the order.


    Energy-Heavy set slips as equities surge elsewhere

    Business, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Recap: Asian and European stocks rallied after a record-breaking run on Wall Street, propelled by American hiring data that bolstered confidence in the global economy. Japan's Nikkei ended Friday above 20,000 for the first time since December 2015. Oil headed for a three-week low, however, capping gains on the energy-heavy Thai stock market.


    Crowdfunding portals eager after SEC rules rejig

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 25/05/2017

    » Five funding portals are keen to set up crowdfunding in Thailand after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) removed some of the regulations that obstructed online fundraising activities.


    LH founder surprised by DSI summons

    Business, Published on 19/05/2017

    » Land and Houses Plc (LH), one of the country's largest housing developers, is playing down the Department of Special Investment (DSI) summons of its founder and major shareholder, Anant Asavabhokin, to answer money-laundering charges over land sales tied to an embezzlement case.


    Startup marketplace for fund-raising in the works

    Business, Darana Chudasri, Published on 18/04/2017

    » The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) plans to use more than 600 startups registered with New Economic Warrior (NEW), an online community initiated by the stock exchange, for the startup fund-raising platform it is setting up soon, its chief says.


    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.


    Authorities to put lid on B/E defaults

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 28/03/2017

    » The Thai Bond Market Association (TBMA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are trying to find out the value of non-rated bills of exchange (B/Es) held by high-net-worth investors in efforts to stem continued defaults of the short-term debt instrument.

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