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  • BUSINESS

    Equities wobble, Oil and gold slump as fed move draws near

    Business, Published on 13/03/2017

    » Recap: The near-certainty of a US Federal Reserve interest-rate increase this week prompted capital flight across Asia last week. With the US dollar strengthening, gold briefly fell below $1,200 an ounce in its worst week in four months, and oil also suffered a sharp sell-off.

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    Asian equities dip as Fed signals imminent rate hike

    Business, Published on 27/02/2017

    » Recap: While the Dow Jones set fresh records before slipping on Friday, Asian stock markets retreated as investors reassessed the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting, which kept the prospect of a March interest-rate increase in play. The Thai stock market tracked regional bourses in muted trade.

  • BUSINESS

    Trump tantrums keep traders on edge, SET dips

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 06/02/2017

    » Recap: World stock markets retreated as investors shied away from riskier assets over renewed concerns about US President Donald Trump's controversial ban on refugees and travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries and protectionist rhetoric that fanned fears of a global trade war. Buying ahead of corporate earnings releases and hopes for dividend payments cushioned the Thai stock market against a steep fall.

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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.

  • BUSINESS

    Opec output-cut deal provides lift for equities

    Business, Published on 03/10/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets see-sawed last week with news developments. The relief rally that followed the previous week's Fed meeting ebbed, but Hillary Clinton's strong performance against Donald Trump in the first US presidential debate cheered investors. Also buoying sentiment was Opec's surprise agreement to cut oil output, but worries about the health of Deutsche Bank, which faces huge US fines for dodgy business practices, capped gains. The Opec decision helped the energy-heavy Thai stock market recoup some earlier losses.

  • 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

    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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    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Fed, oil and economic worries push down stocks

    Business, Published on 10/08/2015

    » Recap: Major global stock markets continued to fluctuate last week. The Dow Jones was pressured by underperforming company results and the growing possibility of a Fed rate increase and European bourses fell with global oil prices. Asia's large markets rose, led by gains in China and Hong Kong on growing speculation that the Beijing government would take more steps to restore shaky confidence in equities.

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    Background in energy, chemicals

    Business, Published on 26/06/2015

    » Tevin Vongvanich, chief executive and president of PTTEP Plc

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