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    Maintaining growth with effective innovation

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 06/04/2017

    » Since human beings are always looking for new things in life, businesses should be very good at offering new products and services as well. The great dramatist George Bernard Shaw summed up the quest for the new this way: "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."

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    Trump comments, 'hard Brexit' talk depress stocks

    Business, Published on 23/01/2017

    » Recap: Donald Trump's comment that the US dollar was too strong and blunting the country's competitiveness rattled global stock markets last week, as did fears over the impact of a "hard Brexit" as outlined by British PM Theresa May. As well, confusion about Mr Trump's political and economic agenda made investors step back from risky assets ahead of his inauguration on Friday. The Thai stock market tracked the global trend, but the magnitude of its fall was limited.

  • BUSINESS

    Outflow fear hits asia shares

    Business, Published on 21/11/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets were roiled by concerns that President-elect Donald Trump's plan to spur the US economy by revving up domestic investment and cutting taxes will fuel inflation, lifting interest rates and causing capital to flow out of emerging markets and back to the US. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's suggestion of an imminent interest rate increase also dampened sentiment as the dollar approached a 15-year high.

  • BUSINESS

    Weakness in europe keeps global equities subdued

    Business, Published on 31/10/2016

    » Recap: Global equities were affected by poor sentiment led by European stocks, which fell for the entire week on disappointing corporate results. The European Central Bank is expected to now consider further stimulus to spur the lacklustre euro zone. The US Federal Reserve, meanwhile, is seen as moving closer to raising interest rates as third-quarter GDP growth of 2.9% exceeded expectations.

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    Set pushes above 1,500 as oil rally buoys equities

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 10/10/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets climbed as signs of strength in the United States bolstered demand for riskier investments. Higher oil prices also helped propel bourses. Risk-on sentiment and speculation about better third-quarter earnings buoyed the Thai stock market.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil rout drags down shares ahead of fed talks

    Business, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets plunged last week as investors cashed out ahead of this week's much-awaited US Federal Reserve meeting. Worries over the oil glut also triggered selling of energy stocks, but the Thai market picked up following a recent steep fall.

  • BUSINESS

    Mixed messages from fed keep traders guessing

    Business, Published on 22/08/2016

    » Recap: A hawkish comment from New York Fed President William Dudley that US interest rates could be raised as soon as September weighed on global stock markets early last week. However, minutes of the July Fed meeting released on Wednesday suggested policymakers had mixed views and speculation about an imminent move decreased.

  • BUSINESS

    Principle-centred leadership at Banpu (part one)

    Business, Sorayuth Vathanavisuth, Published on 08/10/2015

    » Managing a big workforce in volatile market conditions is very challenging for any top executive. However, after five months at the helm of Banpu Plc, one of Asean's largest mining and energy concerns, Somruedee Chaimongkol is putting her unique approach to work.

  • BUSINESS

    SET drifts as global stocks rise on Greek relief

    Business, Published on 02/03/2015

    » Recap: Greece's bailout extension propelled global stock markets, with some hitting multi-year records. However, investors in the Thai stock market shrugged off the positive news and jumped on the sell-off bandwagon on disappointing earnings.

  • BUSINESS

    Slowdown Worries mounting

    Business, Published on 20/10/2014

    » Recap: Global bourses have been in bear mode as concerns mount about global economic growth. Investors are advised to keep a close watch on the US Federal Reserve, which will meet on Oct 28-29, for signals about monetary policy direction, as well as global economic conditions.

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