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  • BUSINESS

    Dollar revival takes shine off asia stocks

    Business, Published on 14/02/2017

    » Recap: Asian markets fell early last week amid worries about Donald Trump's protectionist stance, uncertainty about France's political outlook, another crisis brewing in Greece and falling oil prices. However, sentiment picked up following Wall Street's climb to record highs after President Trump said he planned to overhaul business taxes. The Thai stock market see-sawed, with profit-taking keeping the SET Index in check while buying ahead of corporate earnings and dividend season limited the downside.

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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

    China anxiety hits shares, Set endures volatile week

    Business, Published on 17/10/2016

    » Recap: Disappointing Chinese trade data that revived concerns about the world's second largest economy weighed on global market sentiment last week. Thai shares experienced wild swings throughout the week on domestic worries, plunging below 1,400 points before buying on dips reversed the sharp drop on Friday.

  • BUSINESS

    Fighting cyberthieves

    Business, Somruedi Banchongduang, Published on 03/10/2016

    » Sending money and paying utility bills used to require a trip down to the bank during office hours. Today, thanks to smartphones and tablets, those same tasks can be done anytime and anywhere through websites or mobile financial apps.

  • BUSINESS

    US elections to strengthen dollar

    Business, Published on 21/09/2016

    » The baht is expected to retreat to 36 to the dollar in the next 6-12 months on anticipation the greenback will strengthen after the US presidential election in November, say strategists at Credit Suisse.

  • BUSINESS

    Charter vote lifts set in good week for stocks

    Business, Published on 15/08/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets advanced last week, buoyed by a big gain in US jobs in July and a slowdown in the decline of Chinese producer prices. The Thai stock market rallied as investors' confidence in political stability improved after voters endorsed the draft constitution by a margin of 61% to 39% in the Aug 7 referendum. The SET was closed on Friday so there has been no market reaction yet to a series of deadly bombings that hit five southern provinces.

  • BUSINESS

    Banks urged to cash in on CLMV growth

    Business, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 13/06/2016

    » Thai banks have more room to penetrate neighbouring countries' banking sectors, with ample opportunities for loan growth and risk diversification, says an executive specialising in principal investments.

  • 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.

  • BUSINESS

    Chinese share plunge and fed keep traders on edge

    Business, Published on 03/08/2015

    » Recap: Another plunge in Chinese stocks and a growing belief that the US will start raising interest rates in September pushed down global bourses before a recovery late in the week. Asian currencies also sank against the greenback with the Thai baht slipping below 35 to a 14-year low. The SET fell close to 1,400 before a rally led by buying of blue chips that had become bargains.

  • BUSINESS

    Bank worries depress set as global stocks advance

    Business, Published on 20/07/2015

    » Recap: Most global stock markets climbed last week after Greek MPs approved austerity measures in exchange for a new bailout, and China's second-quarter economic growth beat forecasts. The Thai market, however, struggled as investors weighed the prospect of higher loan-loss provisions taking a bite out of banks' second-quarter earnings.

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