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    China could outrun US next year ... or never

    News, David Fickling, Published on 11/03/2019

    » Remember when Japan was going to become the world's biggest economy?

  • News & article

    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.

  • News & article

    Surprise from Tokyo gives Asian shares a boost

    Business, Published on 03/11/2014

    » Recap: Asian stock markets gained last week, buoyed by the Bank of Japan's surprise move on Friday to expand its stimulus programme. The SET Index moved in a range of 1,547.89 and 1,584.35 points and closed at 1584.16, up 2.9% from the preceding week, in trade worth an average of 47.44 billion baht a day.

  • News & article

    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.

  • News & article

    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.

  • News & article

    Equities hit by us interest rate speculation again

    Business, Published on 05/09/2016

    » Recap: Higher prospects for a US interest rate increase this year roiled global stock markets last week before the release of tepid job data on Friday weakened the case for any change. The Thai bourse faced selling pressure on Friday as investors cashed out for fear that capital inflows to Thailand would reverse, as has been seen in some other markets in Southeast Asia.

  • News & article

    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.

  • News & article

    Oil rout drags down shares ahead of fed talks

    Business, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets plunged last week as investors cashed out ahead of this week's much-awaited US Federal Reserve meeting. Worries over the oil glut also triggered selling of energy stocks, but the Thai market picked up following a recent steep fall.

  • News & article

    Mixed messages from fed keep traders guessing

    Business, Published on 22/08/2016

    » Recap: A hawkish comment from New York Fed President William Dudley that US interest rates could be raised as soon as September weighed on global stock markets early last week. However, minutes of the July Fed meeting released on Wednesday suggested policymakers had mixed views and speculation about an imminent move decreased.

  • News & article

    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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