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  • BUSINESS

    Stocks rally on FED signal but SET fails to respond

    Business, Published on 23/03/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied strongly and foreign fund flows returned to risky asset classes including equities after the US Federal Reserve signalled that it would not start raising its interest rates until later this year, easing concerns of an increase as soon as June.

  • BUSINESS

    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 up 0.2%, global markets cringe over trade war fears

    Business, Published on 03/03/2018

    » Recap: Global stock markets fell to two-week lows yesterday, with steelmakers taking a pounding after US President Donald Trump said he would impose hefty tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, reviving fears of a trade war.

  • BUSINESS

    Investors pause before Fed decision; oil woes persist

    Business, Published on 12/06/2017

    » Recap: Global stock markets moved cautiously last week as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve's policy rate decision this week. Falling oil prices amid concern over rising supply from the US and Nigeria also exacerbated market sentiment. The Thai stock market moved in a very tight range on a dearth of positive factors.

  • BUSINESS

    Currencies slump, funds flee emerging markets

    Business, Published on 08/09/2018

    » Recap: Emerging stock markets, especially those in Asia, experienced heavy fund outflows as concerns mounted over the health of emerging economies in general, and contagion impact from the likes of Argentina and Turkey. The Indonesian rupiah hit a two-decade low and the Indian rupee also lost more ground. US-China trade tensions continue to cast a pall over markets as well.

  • BUSINESS

    Anxiety over Syria, North Korea keeps lid on stocks

    Business, Published on 18/04/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock indices were mixed last week as rising geopolitical risks from the US missile strike on Syria and soaring tensions on the Korean peninsula kept investors on edge. The same concerns lifted gold to five-month highs, while oil advanced amid confidence that Saudi Arabia will support an extension to Opec-led output cuts just as US stockpiles show signs of shrinking. The Thai stock market edged up, driven by buying in heavyweight energy stocks.

  • BUSINESS

    Fed, oil and economic worries push down stocks

    Business, Published on 10/08/2015

    » Recap: Major global stock markets continued to fluctuate last week. The Dow Jones was pressured by underperforming company results and the growing possibility of a Fed rate increase and European bourses fell with global oil prices. Asia's large markets rose, led by gains in China and Hong Kong on growing speculation that the Beijing government would take more steps to restore shaky confidence in equities.

  • BUSINESS

    Share trade subdued after long-expected Fed move

    Business, Published on 19/06/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets traded cautiously earlier last week as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve's rate decision. A rout in US technology stocks later in the week also dampened market sentiment. The Thai stock market still moved in a rangebound trade amid a lack of positive news.

  • LEARNING

    Rice exports: Govt likely to lose money

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 18/02/2013

    » Lots of rice on world markets so low rice prices but Thai rice is expensive, so who is going to buy Thai rice?

  • 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.

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