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    How innovation affects financial performance

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 17/08/2017

    » Does innovation really deliver tangible financial results to a company? Do investments in innovation yield a positive return? Does innovation pay? And if yes, how much positive impact does it have on financial performance?

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    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.

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    Stocks move upward as us rate-hike concerns ease

    Business, Published on 11/07/2016

    » Recap: US Federal Reserve minutes suggesting it is likely to refrain from raising interest rates anytime soon, and hopes of fresh stimulus from central banks pushed up stock markets last week. However, a sharp fall in oil prices on Thursday trimmed some gains before surprisingly good US jobs data sparked a rally on Friday. Thai shares extended their gains.

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    Stocks climb as prospects for fed rate hike recede

    Business, Published on 06/06/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets rose last week as investors now believe the US Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates until July at the earliest, given concerns about the market impact of the June 23 UK referendum on EU membership. Poor US job figures for May also weakened the case for a rate hike. A recovery in oil prices also lifted sentiment. Thai shares advanced on buying of energy and bank blue chips.

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    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.

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    Asian shares rise but 4G cost concerns hit set

    Business, Published on 28/12/2015

    » Recap: A Wall Street rally propelled by consumer sentiment at a five-month high in December gave a boost to most Asian stock markets. However, concerns over expensive 4G licences in Thailand triggered a sharp sell-off in telecom stocks and battered the SET index. Lower oil prices also put pressure on the local bourse.

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    Stocks advance as chances of US rate hike recede

    Business, Published on 19/10/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied last week on receding prospects for the first interest rate increase since 2006 by the US Federal Reserve amid signs of global economic weakness. Capital inflows to emerging markets including Thailand have also lifted their currencies against the dollar.

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    FED decision to stand PAT helps revive Asian stocks

    Business, Published on 21/09/2015

    » Recap: A buying spree in Asian stocks, particularly emerging markets, preceded last week's US Federal Reserve meeting, in hopes the Fed would leave its benchmark interest rate untouched. The rally continued after the decision was confirmed on Friday.

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    China and Japan data, fed worries depress stocks

    Business, Published on 14/09/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets sagged last week on concerns about the economies of China and Japan after their disappointing economic data. Investors also unloaded equities ahead of the US Federal Reserve's much-awaited meeting this week, even though expectations of an interest-rate rate increase appear to have receded for now.

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