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    5G and the global power equation

    Business, Published on 11/01/2019

    » 5G technology is already powering breakthroughs such as driverless cars and will underpin life-changing advances in futuristic smart cities over the next decade. This has led to fierce competition between countries to determine the direction of 5G mobile internet standards.

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    Mixed economic signals keep Asian shares drifting

    Business, Published on 03/04/2017

    » Recap: Asian investors continued to tread cautiously last week amid mixed economic signals. Better-than-expected US economic growth data and solid industrial output readings from China and Japan bolstered sentiment, but a hawkish view on interest rates by some US Federal Reserve governors and uncertainty about President Donald Trump's tax reforms and spending plans after his healthcare fiasco pressured stocks. In Thailand a buying spree by foreign investors helped boost the index but profit-taking capped gains.

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    Investors cheer central banks, Jasmine buoys set

    Business, Published on 26/09/2016

    » Recap: The US Federal Reserve's less-hawkish view on the pace of interest-rate increases, coupled with policy tweaks by the Bank of Japan, buoyed global stock markets last week. The Thai bourse tracked global movements before profit-taking set in on Friday, while a huge tender offer for Jasmine International (JAS) shares also created a bounce.

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    Oil rout drags down asian stocks, But manila shines

    Business, Published on 08/05/2017

    » Recap: Asian stocks fell last week, dragged down by tumbling oil prices on fresh global supply glut concerns. However, the Philippines outperformed the region as stocks rose to a nine-month high. Thai trading was rangebound amid a dearth of market-moving news.

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    Dollar revival takes shine off asia stocks

    Business, Published on 14/02/2017

    » Recap: Asian markets fell early last week amid worries about Donald Trump's protectionist stance, uncertainty about France's political outlook, another crisis brewing in Greece and falling oil prices. However, sentiment picked up following Wall Street's climb to record highs after President Trump said he planned to overhaul business taxes. The Thai stock market see-sawed, with profit-taking keeping the SET Index in check while buying ahead of corporate earnings and dividend season limited the downside.

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    Good week for stocks as concerns EASE about fed

    Business, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Recap: The deadly attacks in Paris and minutes of the October Federal Reserve meeting, which appeared to point to a December interest-rate increase, rattled global stock markets early last week. However, investors went on a buying spree later as they took a deeper look at the Fed minutes and concluded any action would be gradual. Better-than-expected GDP data for Thailand in the third quarter also lent some support to Thai shares.

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    Set slides below 1,500 on weak earnings outlook

    Business, Darana Chudasri, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Recap: Anxiety over a potential Greek debt default and tightening margin trading requirements for Chinese brokers rattled Asian stock markets last week. Gloomy earnings prospects and the Thai economic slowdown pulled the local bourse below 1,500 points.

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    Bay causes local ripples as global markets drift

    Business, Published on 02/02/2015

    » Recap: Wild swings in Bank of Ayudhya (BAY), among the top five in trading turnover amid rumours of delisting, caused ripples in the Thai market last week. World markets drifted lower on persistent concerns about weaker economic growth.

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    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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    SET gains as global bourses fret about Greece

    Business, Published on 29/06/2015

    » Recap: The Greek debt crisis cast a cloud over global stock markets last week but Thailand staged a modest rally. Chinese stocks plummeted 8% on Friday as investors rushed to cash out amid signs that an eight-month bull run was ending.

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