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  • BUSINESS

    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.

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    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.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

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    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.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Investors heartened as fed ends rate suspense

    Business, Published on 20/03/2017

    » Recap: Investors were treading cautiously ahead of last week's US Federal Reserve meeting when the US central bank raised its benchmark interest rate as expected, but their appetite improved after Chair Janet Yellen's comments suggested a more gradual pace of monetary tightening this year. The Thai stock market joined the global rally as the wild swings in trade of Group Lease (GL) eased.

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