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  • 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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    Global shares follow wall street upward

    Business, Published on 20/02/2017

    » Recap: Wall Street's record highs spurred other stock markets globally early last week. President Donald Trump's comment that his administration would soon unveil a "phenomenal "tax policy spurred the rally in stocks, the dollar and emerging-market assets. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's upbeat assessment of the US outlook and hints at a March interest-rate increase also bolstered investor risk sentiment.

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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.

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    Hawkish fed tone rattles asia, But only briefly

    Business, Published on 19/12/2016

    » Recap: Hawkish signals from the US Federal Reserve of a faster pace of policy tightening next year weighed on Asian stock markets last week. Most recovered late in the week after investors concluded the reaction had been overdone. Anticipation of a year-end spending spree by consumers lured by tax breaks kept the Thai bourse steady.

  • 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

    Equities hit by us interest rate speculation again

    Business, Published on 05/09/2016

    » Recap: Higher prospects for a US interest rate increase this year roiled global stock markets last week before the release of tepid job data on Friday weakened the case for any change. The Thai bourse faced selling pressure on Friday as investors cashed out for fear that capital inflows to Thailand would reverse, as has been seen in some other markets in Southeast Asia.

  • 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

    Cautious tone from fed gives big lift to stocks

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 04/04/2016

    » Recap: The cautious tone of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments on the global economy that lessened prospects for a US interest-rate increase triggered a global stock market rally last week. Positive investor response to her views also pushed the Thai stock market back above 1,400 points.

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    Oil rout, China weakness-keep-stocks-on-back-foot

    Business, Published on 18/01/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets swung back and forth last week but brief rebounds proved unsustainable in the face of dire economic news. Oil prices sank to a 12-year low below US$30 per barrel as investors worried about the health of the global economy, while the slowdown in China and volatility in its markets continued to make for a nervous start to the year. The Thai stock market had a similarly wild ride, tracking the regional bourses.

  • BUSINESS

    Good week for stocks as concerns EASE about fed

    Business, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Recap: The deadly attacks in Paris and minutes of the October Federal Reserve meeting, which appeared to point to a December interest-rate increase, rattled global stock markets early last week. However, investors went on a buying spree later as they took a deeper look at the Fed minutes and concluded any action would be gradual. Better-than-expected GDP data for Thailand in the third quarter also lent some support to Thai shares.

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