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  • BUSINESS

    Investors heartened by signals from Fed

    Business, Published on 31/07/2017

    » Recap: US and European stock exchanges picked up last week after the US Federal Reserve kept its interest rate at 1.25% and reaffirmed plans for a gradual tightening of its monetary policy and tapering of its balance sheet.

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    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Thai-Chinese railway expected to yield stock gains

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 20/06/2017

    » The long-delayed Thai-Chinese high-speed railway line, soon to break ground after the invocation of Section 44 to clear technical and legal hurdles, is expected to help construction stocks outshine others this week.

  • 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

    Syria and Trump-Xi talks keep investors on sidelines

    Business, Published on 10/04/2017

    » Recap: Markets were rattled late last week after US cruise missiles struck a Syrian air base, while global investors moved to the sidelines pending the outcome of talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Safe-haven assets such as the yen and gold soared and oil prices also surged. The formal promulgation of the country's 20th constitution, ensuring an election sometime late next year, helped keep the Thai stock market in a rangebound trade.

  • BUSINESS

    Equity rally pauses as investors contemplate Fed

    Business, Published on 06/03/2017

    » Recap: Equity markets jumped last week in the US and are up 10% since the presidential election in November, as consumer confidence hit a 15-year high, further supporting the case for higher interest rates when the US Federal Reserve meets on March 14-15.

  • BUSINESS

    China weakness and Trump vagueness hurt sentiment

    Business, Published on 16/01/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets were mixed last week as disappointing Chinese trade data dented already weak investor sentiment after US President-elect Donald Trump offered no details of his big-spending fiscal plans at his first news conference in months. Higher oil prices lifted Thai stock market sentiment.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks drift as investors await signals from yellen

    Business, Published on 29/08/2016

    » Recap: Softer oil prices depressed Asian stock markets last week as investors worldwide also awaited cues on interest rates from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The Fed chief on Friday indicated conditions were almost right for a move but she did not say when. The Thai stock market moved in a limited range amid a lack of positive factors to drive activity.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks rally strongly as fed dials back rate hikes

    Business, Published on 21/03/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied, propelled by the US Federal Reserve's dovish stance on its policy rate direction. However, the Thai stock market recorded its first weekly loss since Feb 12 as profit-taking capped gains.

  • BUSINESS

    Global shares sink in bad case of China syndrome

    Business, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Recap: The new year got off to a miserable start as China suspended share trading twice, the yuan slid to a five-year low, and weak manufacturing and services data in the world's second-largest economy rattled traders everywhere including Thailand.

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