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  • BUSINESS

    Hawkish fed tone rattles asia, But only briefly

    Business, Published on 19/12/2016

    » Recap: Hawkish signals from the US Federal Reserve of a faster pace of policy tightening next year weighed on Asian stock markets last week. Most recovered late in the week after investors concluded the reaction had been overdone. Anticipation of a year-end spending spree by consumers lured by tax breaks kept the Thai bourse steady.

  • 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

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Bank worries depress set as global stocks advance

    Business, Published on 20/07/2015

    » Recap: Most global stock markets climbed last week after Greek MPs approved austerity measures in exchange for a new bailout, and China's second-quarter economic growth beat forecasts. The Thai market, however, struggled as investors weighed the prospect of higher loan-loss provisions taking a bite out of banks' second-quarter earnings.

  • BUSINESS

    Finance minister backs policy rate, calls for new growth areas

    Business, Published on 06/05/2015

    » Baku: The current policy rate of 1.5% is accommodative enough to support economic growth, says Finance Minister Sommai Phasee.

  • BUSINESS

    Politics key to growth, warns ADB

    Business, Published on 07/05/2015

    » BAKU: Local politics and external uncertainties are the major threats to Thailand's economic growth, but the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is maintaining its 2015 growth forecast at 3.6% on the expectation that exports will gain pace.

  • BUSINESS

    China worries depress stocks as set drifts down

    Business, Published on 30/03/2015

    » Recap: Asean stocks retreated last week, weighed down by worries over China's economic health after the world's second largest economy reported disappointing manufacturing data. The Thai market succumbed to selling pressure as new data showed the export slump deepening, pushing the main index below 1,500.

  • BUSINESS

    Set recovers from manic monday with help from FED

    Business, Published on 22/12/2014

    » Recap: Global stock markets were jolted by further slide in oil prices early last week, but the US Federal Reserve's assurances on Wednesday that it would be "patient" about raising interest rates revived sentiment. The Thai stock market was also rattled further by an unspecified rumour that sent the SET index plunging 9.2% at one point on Monday — the biggest intraday fall since October 2008 — before bargain-hunting narrowed the loss. The SET said it found no irregularities in the slide, putting it down to panic selling.

  • TECH

    Wall street staggers but set powers past 1,600

    Business, Published on 29/09/2014

    » Recap: Wall Street pulled back last week after disappointing US durable goods orders suggested the recovery might be weaker than thought. However, the Thai stock market continued to march up and finally passed 1,600 points — a level not seen since May last year — on Friday on investor hopes that economic stimulus measures will soon take hold. Window-dressing as the quarter-end approaches also lent support.

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