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  • BUSINESS

    Stocks rally strongly as fed dials back rate hikes

    Business, Published on 21/03/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied, propelled by the US Federal Reserve's dovish stance on its policy rate direction. However, the Thai stock market recorded its first weekly loss since Feb 12 as profit-taking capped gains.

  • BUSINESS

    Several US rate rises likely next year, says bond guru

    Business, Published on 19/12/2016

    » The US Federal Reserve could jack up interest rates up to four times next year and the rate rises are likely to continue to pressure capital outflows in emerging markets, according to a bond guru.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • 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

    Rate cuts, stimulus moves help propel global stocks

    Business, Published on 08/08/2016

    » Recap: An interest-rate cut and new quantitative easing plans by the Bank of England, along with additional stimulus in Japan, helped propel global stock markets last week. In the US, stocks jumped on Friday in response to healthy employment data, which helped offset a weak manufacturing report earlier.

  • 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

    Mixed Fed rate signals spook stock investors

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 02/11/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets edged down last week after the US Federal Reserve suggested that an interest-rate increase was still possible before the end of this year. The news triggered a substantial sell-off by foreign investors in emerging markets in Asia.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks advance as chances of US rate hike recede

    Business, Published on 19/10/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied last week on receding prospects for the first interest rate increase since 2006 by the US Federal Reserve amid signs of global economic weakness. Capital inflows to emerging markets including Thailand have also lifted their currencies against the dollar.

  • LEARNING

    Rate increase to limit inflation

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 13/01/2011

    » Rising raw materials prices and minimum wages are pushing up costs, but price controls and interest rate increases will help limit rising prices.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks move upward as us rate-hike concerns ease

    Business, Published on 11/07/2016

    » Recap: US Federal Reserve minutes suggesting it is likely to refrain from raising interest rates anytime soon, and hopes of fresh stimulus from central banks pushed up stock markets last week. However, a sharp fall in oil prices on Thursday trimmed some gains before surprisingly good US jobs data sparked a rally on Friday. Thai shares extended their gains.

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