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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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Regulators look into GL's tangled shares

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 18/03/2017

    » The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) are jointly looking into the potential irregularity of Group Lease Plc (GL) share prices after the recent free fall, as well as the veracity of the company's information disclosure.


    SEC clarifies pooled PVDs move

    Business, Published on 02/03/2017

    » The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reassured the public the cancellation of 13 provident funds (PVDs) was part of the process of changing from single funds to master pooled funds to provide its members with a greater investment choice.


    Asian equities dip as Fed signals imminent rate hike

    Business, Published on 27/02/2017

    » Recap: While the Dow Jones set fresh records before slipping on Friday, Asian stock markets retreated as investors reassessed the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting, which kept the prospect of a March interest-rate increase in play. The Thai stock market tracked regional bourses in muted trade.

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