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  • BUSINESS

    Investors heartened by signals from Fed

    Business, Published on 31/07/2017

    » Recap: US and European stock exchanges picked up last week after the US Federal Reserve kept its interest rate at 1.25% and reaffirmed plans for a gradual tightening of its monetary policy and tapering of its balance sheet.

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    Disappointment with Opec accord hits world equities

    Business, Published on 29/05/2017

    » Recap: Global equity markets retreated last week as a slump in crude prices triggered a sell-off in energy stocks after an Opec-led decision to extend output cuts fell short of expectations. However, markets rallied on Friday amid a consensus that the sell-off had been an overreaction. The energy-heavy Thai stock market started the week strongly in anticipation of good news from Opec, and offshore fund inflows helped to limit losses later.

  • BUSINESS

    Mixed messages from fed keep traders guessing

    Business, Published on 22/08/2016

    » Recap: A hawkish comment from New York Fed President William Dudley that US interest rates could be raised as soon as September weighed on global stock markets early last week. However, minutes of the July Fed meeting released on Wednesday suggested policymakers had mixed views and speculation about an imminent move decreased.

  • BUSINESS

    Stimulus hopes and chinese gdp cheer stock investors

    Business, Published on 18/07/2016

    » Recap: Hopes that British and Japanese policymakers would ramp up economic stimulus bolstered risk appetites in global stock markets. China's better-than-expected second-quarter GDP also buoyed sentiment. The Thai market tracked the global trend.

  • BUSINESS

    China and Fed set tone as global shares head south

    Business, Published on 16/11/2015

    » Recap: Downbeat data out of China and the growing possibility of a US Federal Reserve interest-rate increase jolted global stock markets last week. The costly 1800-megahertz spectrum auction and softer oil prices also weighed on the Thai stock market.

  • 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

    Greek drama and Chinese rout push shares down

    Business, Published on 06/07/2015

    » Recap: Greece's debt default weighed on global stock markets last week ahead of yesterday's referendum. The start of this week promises to be choppy as US investors return from a long weekend and markets weigh the results of the Greek vote.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks rebound even as greek outlook worsens

    Business, Published on 15/06/2015

    » Recap: Major bourses in Europe, the US and China rebounded last week despite the worsening outlook for a Greek debt solution. The TIP markets (Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines) faced selling pressure from offshore funds early in the week before the SET bounced back.

  • BUSINESS

    Hints of ECB action give global equities a lift

    Business, Published on 08/12/2014

    » Recap: Speculation that the European Central Bank (ECB) will adopt US-style money printing lifted stock markets across the world last week. The SET Index, however, moved sideways up in a narrow range of 1,586.23 and 1,600.29 points, and closed at 1,597.76, up 0.2% from the preceding week, in moderate turnover averaging 41.74 billion baht a day for four trading days.

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