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  • BUSINESS

    SET up 0.2%, global markets cringe over trade war fears

    Business, Published on 03/03/2018

    » Recap: Global stock markets fell to two-week lows yesterday, with steelmakers taking a pounding after US President Donald Trump said he would impose hefty tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, reviving fears of a trade war.

  • BUSINESS

    Share trade subdued after long-expected Fed move

    Business, Published on 19/06/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets traded cautiously earlier last week as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve's rate decision. A rout in US technology stocks later in the week also dampened market sentiment. The Thai stock market still moved in a rangebound trade amid a lack of positive news.

  • BUSINESS

    Disappointment with Opec accord hits world equities

    Business, Published on 29/05/2017

    » Recap: Global equity markets retreated last week as a slump in crude prices triggered a sell-off in energy stocks after an Opec-led decision to extend output cuts fell short of expectations. However, markets rallied on Friday amid a consensus that the sell-off had been an overreaction. The energy-heavy Thai stock market started the week strongly in anticipation of good news from Opec, and offshore fund inflows helped to limit losses later.

  • BUSINESS

    Worries about korea and france keep trade subdued

    Business, Published on 24/04/2017

    » Recap: Global stock markets were subdued earlier last week amid concerns over mounting geopolitical tension on the Korean peninsula and Sunday's first-round presidential election in France. However, sentiment for risk assets improved later as optimism spread about US tax reform. The Thai stock market moved back and forth amid a dearth of positive catalysts.

  • BUSINESS

    Pichet urges national broadband network

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 08/02/2017

    » The creation of a full-scale, digitally driven economy must take place in Thailand within a decade if the country wants to escape from the middle-income trap, says the Digital Economy and Society (DE) minister.

  • BUSINESS

    Set moves ahead as dow hits 20,000 point milestone

    Business, Published on 30/01/2017

    » Recap: The Dow Jones Industrial Average last week crossed the 20,000 mark for the first time, lifting Thai shares by 1% on Thursday to a two-year high before rally slowed at the end of the week. European equities slipped and trading in Asia was subdued because of the Lunar New Year holidays.

  • BUSINESS

    Undersea cable plan axed

    Business, Published on 17/09/2016

    » The government has finally ordered the termination of the 5-billion-baht national submarine cable construction project after clearly proving that it violates the Budget Bureau's procurement rules.

  • NEWS

    Prajin draws praise as ICT pick

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 14/09/2016

    » The private and public sectors on Tuesday hailed the cabinet's approval of Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong as acting minister of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry, saying he is the best person for the post during the current transition period.

  • BUSINESS

    Deadline looms for cutoff of AIS 2G service

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 06/01/2016

    » Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS) is facing a shutdown of its 900-megahertz network by next Wednesday, as the winning bidders of the low-band spectrum auctions prepare to make their first payment of bidding fees this week.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks Gain as US job market roars back

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 09/11/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets moved up at the end of the week as US jobs data showed a bigger-than-expected rise in non-farm payrolls in October after two months of weakness. As well, a drop in the unemployment rate to 5% increased the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month for the first time in almost a decade. The Thai market also advanced.

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