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  • 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

    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

    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.

  • PROPERTY

    Sri Panwa Property Fund eyes REIT

    Business, Darana Chudasri, Published on 23/08/2016

    » Sri Panwa Hotel Property Fund (SPWPF) is set to become the first property fund to convert to a real estate investment trust (REIT).

  • BUSINESS

    Thailand as Asean logistics hub

    Business, Chris Catto-Smith, Published on 10/08/2016

    » Thailand's central location in mainland Southeast Asia, bordering Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, as well as access to the Mekong River and a coastline along the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, offers logistics opportunities that few other Asean countries can compete with.

  • BUSINESS

    Banks urged to cash in on CLMV growth

    Business, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 13/06/2016

    » Thai banks have more room to penetrate neighbouring countries' banking sectors, with ample opportunities for loan growth and risk diversification, says an executive specialising in principal investments.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    SSI to finish rehab plan by August

    Business, Somruedi Banchongduang, Published on 28/03/2016

    » The business rehabilitation plan for Sahaviriya Steel Industries Plc (SSI) is expected to be completed by August, one of its bank creditors has said. Among the crucial elements of the programme are a debt-to-equity swap and a new strategic partner.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian stocks down over Glum manufacturing data

    Business, Published on 28/09/2015

    » Recap: Downbeat manufacturing data from the US and China stoked fresh worries over the global economy and sent Asian stock markets down. Sahaviriya Steel Industries Plc's debt woes also rattled Thai stocks with its shares and those of its three major lenders coming under a selling spree.

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