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  • 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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    Emerging markets revive but us rate move looms

    Business, Published on 28/11/2016

    » Recap: The prospect of higher US interest rates moved markets all last week, with the Dow powering above 19,000 points, though the long US dollar rally paused on Friday while gold rebounded from a nine-month low. Emerging-market shares staged their first weekly advance in more than a month, led by commodity and energy producers. European shares were little changed, oil slipped back as hopes dimmed for an Opec production cut, and US Treasuries fell.

  • BUSINESS

    NFC chairman calls for farming reform

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 14/11/2016

    » Prapat Panyachatraksa, chairman of the National Farmers Council, is urging the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry to reform the agriculture sector and move towards integrated farming to help alleviate poverty among farmers.

  • BUSINESS

    SEC hurries to acquire blockchain trading advantage

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 07/11/2016

    » The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is studying the possibility of issuing licences for blockchain-based securities trading as it seeks to encourage the local stock market to gain first-mover advantage in the new technology race.

  • BUSINESS

    Weakness in europe keeps global equities subdued

    Business, Published on 31/10/2016

    » Recap: Global equities were affected by poor sentiment led by European stocks, which fell for the entire week on disappointing corporate results. The European Central Bank is expected to now consider further stimulus to spur the lacklustre euro zone. The US Federal Reserve, meanwhile, is seen as moving closer to raising interest rates as third-quarter GDP growth of 2.9% exceeded expectations.

  • 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

    Investors cheer central banks, Jasmine buoys set

    Business, Published on 26/09/2016

    » Recap: The US Federal Reserve's less-hawkish view on the pace of interest-rate increases, coupled with policy tweaks by the Bank of Japan, buoyed global stock markets last week. The Thai bourse tracked global movements before profit-taking set in on Friday, while a huge tender offer for Jasmine International (JAS) shares also created a bounce.

  • BUSINESS

    Equities hit by us interest rate speculation again

    Business, Published on 05/09/2016

    » Recap: Higher prospects for a US interest rate increase this year roiled global stock markets last week before the release of tepid job data on Friday weakened the case for any change. The Thai bourse faced selling pressure on Friday as investors cashed out for fear that capital inflows to Thailand would reverse, as has been seen in some other markets in Southeast Asia.

  • BUSINESS

    SEC seeks reform for SET board

    Business, Published on 26/08/2016

    » The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sought the Finance Ministry's permission to increase the number of board seats on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) to six from five as part of the stock exchange reform.

  • BUSINESS

    Rate cuts, stimulus moves help propel global stocks

    Business, Published on 08/08/2016

    » Recap: An interest-rate cut and new quantitative easing plans by the Bank of England, along with additional stimulus in Japan, helped propel global stock markets last week. In the US, stocks jumped on Friday in response to healthy employment data, which helped offset a weak manufacturing report earlier.

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