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    Investors heartened as fed ends rate suspense

    Business, Published on 20/03/2017

    » Recap: Investors were treading cautiously ahead of last week's US Federal Reserve meeting when the US central bank raised its benchmark interest rate as expected, but their appetite improved after Chair Janet Yellen's comments suggested a more gradual pace of monetary tightening this year. The Thai stock market joined the global rally as the wild swings in trade of Group Lease (GL) eased.

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    Trump comments, 'hard Brexit' talk depress stocks

    Business, Published on 23/01/2017

    » Recap: Donald Trump's comment that the US dollar was too strong and blunting the country's competitiveness rattled global stock markets last week, as did fears over the impact of a "hard Brexit" as outlined by British PM Theresa May. As well, confusion about Mr Trump's political and economic agenda made investors step back from risky assets ahead of his inauguration on Friday. The Thai stock market tracked the global trend, but the magnitude of its fall was limited.

  • BUSINESS

    SET risks and rewards

    Business, Darana Chudasri, Published on 23/01/2017

    » The Stock Exchange of Thailand was one of Asia's best performers last year with a rally of almost 20%.

  • BUSINESS

    Set sheds another 2.2% as Asian sentiment subdued

    Business, Published on 07/12/2015

    » Recap: Asian stocks retreated last week, weighed down by negative factors including downbeat Chinese factory data, signals from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that an interest-rate increase this month is all but certain, and the smaller-than-expected scale of new stimulus by the European Central Bank. In Thailand, rumours in social media that the European Union (EU) had imposed sanctions against the country triggered panic selling.

  • BUSINESS

    Emerging markets gain as US rate worries recede

    Business, Published on 12/10/2015

    » Recap: Disappointing US jobs data and minutes of the September Federal Reserve meeting triggered speculation that US interest rates will not rise until sometime next year, prompting capital flight back to emerging markets last week. Thai shares surged past 1,400 points, a level not seen since August.

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    Weak China outlook keeps shares on back foot

    Business, Published on 07/09/2015

    » Recap: Downbeat factory activity data in China cast a dark cloud over global stock markets as investors' concerns over the world's economic health mounted. However, economic stimulus measures to help low-income earners and SMEs shielded the Thai bourse.

  • BUSINESS

    Prasarn: Let market forces drive baht

    Business, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 17/08/2015

    » The Bank of Thailand would let market mechanisms determine the baht's value rather than weaken it despite pressure from the recent yuan devaluation.

  • BUSINESS

    China slowdown threatens Thai exports

    Business, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 14/07/2015

    » The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has cautioned that China's worse-than-expected economic slowdown could pose further downside risks to the already struggling Thai economy.

  • BUSINESS

    Gains in oil and fall in Dollar lift Asian shares

    Business, Published on 20/04/2015

    » Recap: Asian stock markets, especially China, Korea, Hong Kong and Malaysia, marched upward in response to an oil price recovery and hopes that the US Federal Reserve will delay its rate increase in light of weaker US economic data. A buying spree in energy shares also pushed up the Thai stock market in the shortened week after the long Songkran holiday.

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