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  • BUSINESS

    Hope in greece and Ukraine helps lift global stocks

    Business, Published on 16/02/2015

    » Recap: Global bourses early last week were jolted by nerves over Greece's finances, and downbeat Chinese trade data, but rebounded later on a peace agreement in Ukraine and European Central Bank approval of more emergency liquidity to Greece. The Thai stock market also rose slightly.

  • BUSINESS

    Share investors tread cautiously ahead of Fed meeting

    Business, Published on 24/07/2017

    » Recap: Most global stock markets moved sideways last week as investors kept an eye on the US interest rate outlook ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting this week, though most observers do not expect any move until September.

  • BUSINESS

    Weakness in europe keeps global equities subdued

    Business, Published on 31/10/2016

    » Recap: Global equities were affected by poor sentiment led by European stocks, which fell for the entire week on disappointing corporate results. The European Central Bank is expected to now consider further stimulus to spur the lacklustre euro zone. The US Federal Reserve, meanwhile, is seen as moving closer to raising interest rates as third-quarter GDP growth of 2.9% exceeded expectations.

  • OPINION

    Global disarray as institutions falter

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 17/08/2015

    » The international system as we know it is unravelling. Rules and institutions that were set up seven decades ago no longer hold the same weight and authority as they used to. As we grapple with an exacerbating global disorder, established powers and players and old rules and institutions need to be revamped and reinvented to accommodate new realities. Otherwise global tensions will mount, most probably accompanied by confrontation and conflict.

  • OPINION

    10 likely consequences of 'No' vote

    News, Mohamed A El-Erian, Published on 08/07/2015

    » By heeding their government's advice and voting "No" in the referendum on Sunday, Greek citizens sent an unambiguous message.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia stocks up in New Year trade

    AFP, Published on 02/01/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets started 2015 on an upswing in limited trading on Friday, with mainland Chinese stocks surging in Hong Kong on speculation Beijing may ease monetary policy to boost slowing growth.

  • BUSINESS

    Globalisation under threat, warns Citi economist

    Business, Chiratas Nivatpumin, Published on 29/09/2014

    » Policymakers across the world will face growing challenges from the threat of secular economic stagnation in the advanced economies, especially in the euro area, demographic changes and a retreat from globalisation, according to Willem Buiter, the chief economist for Citigroup.

  • BUSINESS

    Set flirts with 1,600 as central banks stay busy

    Business, Published on 01/12/2014

    » Recap: China's surprise interest rate cut, the first in more than two years, and speculation about further stimulus by the European Central Bank (ECB) propelled the run-up in Asian stock markets last week. The buying spree in tax-saving equity funds as the year-end approaches buoyed the Thai bourse which briefly surpassed 1,600 points.

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