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  • BUSINESS

    Equity rally pauses as investors contemplate Fed

    Business, Published on 06/03/2017

    » Recap: Equity markets jumped last week in the US and are up 10% since the presidential election in November, as consumer confidence hit a 15-year high, further supporting the case for higher interest rates when the US Federal Reserve meets on March 14-15.

  • WORLD

    Southeast Asia stocks close mixed

    Published on 15/08/2016

    » Indonesian shares fell to two-week lows on Monday after a sharp drop in July exports and imports dampened investor sentiment, while Malaysian stocks hit three-and-a-half month highs as energy stocks gained on firm oil prices.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Asian markets up, European stocks ahead at open

    Published on 15/05/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets mostly advanced Friday following a healthy rally on Wall Street, while Tokyo was supported by a weaker yen and Hong Kong enjoyed strong buying in the afternoon to put on almost 2%.

  • BUSINESS

    Modest upward trend detected

    Business, Published on 11/08/2018

    » Market Recap: Thai shares moved sideways up this week in response to earnings of listed companies that mostly beat market expectations. Positive domestic catalysts, such as the introduction of the Thailand Future Fund, outweighed negative external factors such as US-China trade tensions.

  • BUSINESS

    The search for sparkle

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 16/11/2015

    » While global sales of diamond jewellery rose nearly 3% last year and exceeded US$80 billion for the first time, there are signs that diamonds are beginning to lose their sparkle as wealthy spenders turn to other luxury products and younger consumers show less interest in gems.

  • BUSINESS

    Leery of conditions, Sansiri may cut view

    Business, Kanana Katharangsiporn, Published on 10/07/2019

    » SET-listed developer Sansiri Plc will monitor the formation of the new government over the next few weeks before deciding to revise down or maintain targets for project launches, presales and revenue this year.

  • BUSINESS

    Expect a slowdown after healthy Q1 performance

    Business, Published on 18/05/2019

    » While the earnings of SET-listed companies fell year-on-year in the first quarter, they were up sharply from the quarter before and also beat consensus estimates by 8.9%, attributable to both normal operations (2% of core earnings) and non-operational items.

  • BUSINESS

    Property developers' confidence dips

    Business, Kanana Katharangsiporn, Published on 15/04/2019

    » The new lending curbs and bearish housing demand has affected listed developers' confidence in the first quarter of 2019.

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