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    Japanese stimulus plan gives lift to Asian stocks

    Business, Published on 01/08/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets advanced last week, propelled by Japan's bigger-than-expected fiscal stimulus plan, while investors shrugged off a US Federal Reserve statement that opened room for a policy rate hike later this year. Thai shares also climbed higher in liquidity-driven trade.

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    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.

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    Industry 4.0 guide

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 21/05/2018

    » Industry 4.0 is the buzzword you hear everywhere these days, describing the rush to harness the potential of digital technology to make operations smarter, more efficient and profitable. It's no surprise that the energy industry has been leading the pack, in the view of William Ruh, chief digital officer at General Electric (GE). Its very survival is at stake.

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    Worries about korea and france keep trade subdued

    Business, Published on 24/04/2017

    » Recap: Global stock markets were subdued earlier last week amid concerns over mounting geopolitical tension on the Korean peninsula and Sunday's first-round presidential election in France. However, sentiment for risk assets improved later as optimism spread about US tax reform. The Thai stock market moved back and forth amid a dearth of positive catalysts.

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    Equities wobble, Oil and gold slump as fed move draws near

    Business, Published on 13/03/2017

    » Recap: The near-certainty of a US Federal Reserve interest-rate increase this week prompted capital flight across Asia last week. With the US dollar strengthening, gold briefly fell below $1,200 an ounce in its worst week in four months, and oil also suffered a sharp sell-off.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Stocks gyrate as traders ponder life under Trump

    Business, Published on 14/11/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets yo-yoed last week in response to Donald Trump's surprising US presidential election victory. US equities rose to record highs, led by financials, on expectations of lighter regulation and higher spending. But most markets elsewhere sank on concern that Mr Trump's stance against free trade and immigration could curb economic growth and increase geopolitical uncertainty. They also fear his spending plans will push up inflation, possibly triggering more aggressive rate increases by the Federal Reserve and prompting capital outflows from emerging markets.

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    Investors hedge bets as us presidential race tightens

    Business, Published on 07/11/2016

    » Recap: Global stocks were sold off last week as investors shunned riskier assets ahead of this week's US presidential election, as opinion polls showed the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump narrowing.

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    Stocks drift as investors await signals from yellen

    Business, Published on 29/08/2016

    » Recap: Softer oil prices depressed Asian stock markets last week as investors worldwide also awaited cues on interest rates from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The Fed chief on Friday indicated conditions were almost right for a move but she did not say when. The Thai stock market moved in a limited range amid a lack of positive factors to drive activity.

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