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  • BUSINESS

    Share investors tread cautiously ahead of Fed meeting

    Business, Published on 24/07/2017

    » Recap: Most global stock markets moved sideways last week as investors kept an eye on the US interest rate outlook ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting this week, though most observers do not expect any move until September.

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    Talk of end to easy money keeps stocks subdued

    Business, Published on 03/07/2017

    » Recap: Hawkish comments from central banks signalling that the era of cheap money was coming to an end depressed global stock markets last week, while upbeat Chinese manufacturing data failed to bolster sentiment. Profit-taking erased early gains on anticipation of window-dressing at the end of the second quarter and sent the Thai stock market lower.

  • BUSINESS

    BoT tightens belt on consumer loans

    Business, Published on 30/06/2017

    » The Bank of Thailand is set to announce tighter regulations governing unsecured loans next month as part of its effort to discourage consumers, particularly low-income earners, from accumulating further debt.

  • 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

    Fund outflows pull down Asian stocks, SET slides

    Business, Published on 15/05/2017

    » Recap: Most Asian stock markets dipped last week as US dollar strength led to capital outflows. The Thai stock market posted its fifth straight session of losses on Friday as brokers cut earnings growth forecasts for listed companies as the first-quarter earnings season drew to a close.

  • 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

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

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