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  • BUSINESS

    US politics dent sentiment but energy shares lift set

    Business, Published on 22/05/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets retreated in response to a ballooning political crisis in Washington, with reports that President Donald Trump tried to interfere with an investigation into his campaign's links with Russia before firing his FBI chief. The Thai stock market outperformed a bit as buying in heavyweight energy stocks offset a selling spree in banks expected to be hurt by lending rate cuts.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil rout drags down asian stocks, But manila shines

    Business, Published on 08/05/2017

    » Recap: Asian stocks fell last week, dragged down by tumbling oil prices on fresh global supply glut concerns. However, the Philippines outperformed the region as stocks rose to a nine-month high. Thai trading was rangebound amid a dearth of market-moving news.

  • BUSINESS

    Scepticism about Trump tax plan keeps stocks in check

    Business, Published on 01/05/2017

    » Recap: Cautious optimism over the US President Donald Trump's radical tax reform and concern about global trade and "America First" policies kept investors' appetite for risky assets in check last week. Concerns about an uptick in bad loans at large banks and the arrival of the XD season triggered a selling spree in the Thai stock market.

  • NEWS

    Rising baht puts BoT on its toes

    Business, Published on 25/04/2017

    » Nervousness that the US Treasury will add Thailand to its list of countries to be monitored for currency market manipulations could compel the Bank of Thailand to hold off from intervening in the foreign exchange market and seek other measures to curb the baht's rapid gain. The central bank's tapering of its short-dated bond sales has had a small impact in stemming the influx of capital, a main reason for the appreciation of the baht.

  • 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

    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

    Mixed economic signals keep Asian shares drifting

    Business, Published on 03/04/2017

    » Recap: Asian investors continued to tread cautiously last week amid mixed economic signals. Better-than-expected US economic growth data and solid industrial output readings from China and Japan bolstered sentiment, but a hawkish view on interest rates by some US Federal Reserve governors and uncertainty about President Donald Trump's tax reforms and spending plans after his healthcare fiasco pressured stocks. In Thailand a buying spree by foreign investors helped boost the index but profit-taking capped gains.

  • BUSINESS

    Setback for trump hurts us equities but set rises

    Business, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Recap: Asian stocks drifted last week and Wall Street fell as investors awaited a crucial vote on the US healthcare bill. Its failure on Friday raised questions about President Donald Trump's ability to push through the rest of his agenda including tax cuts. Lower oil prices prompted by persistent worries about the global glut also dampened sentiment. Buying ahead of the dividend season bolstered the Thai stock market but global uncertainties capped gains.

  • 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

    Superrich digitising with fintech company

    Business, Somruedi Banchongduang, Published on 27/02/2017

    » Superrich International Exchange (1965) Co, a leading local money changer, is dipping its toe into the burgeoning financial technology (fintech) sector. It is looking to set up a new company to digitise its services, a move that could disrupt the traditional foreign exchange business.

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