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  • BUSINESS

    Asian shares drift lower in thin Pre-Holiday trade

    Business, Published on 26/12/2016

    » Recap: The oil price retreat and lack of positive market-moving factors weighed on Asian stocks last week. Thai shares also tracked the fall in the regional bourses, but buying in tax-saving funds ahead of the year-end limited the downside.

  • BUSINESS

    Trump tantrums keep traders on edge, SET dips

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 06/02/2017

    » Recap: World stock markets retreated as investors shied away from riskier assets over renewed concerns about US President Donald Trump's controversial ban on refugees and travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries and protectionist rhetoric that fanned fears of a global trade war. Buying ahead of corporate earnings releases and hopes for dividend payments cushioned the Thai stock market against a steep fall.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks advance as chances of US rate hike recede

    Business, Published on 19/10/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied last week on receding prospects for the first interest rate increase since 2006 by the US Federal Reserve amid signs of global economic weakness. Capital inflows to emerging markets including Thailand have also lifted their currencies against the dollar.

  • BUSINESS

    Global slowdown, local woes push down stocks

    Business, Published on 27/07/2015

    » Recap: Downbeat manufacturing data from China and the euro zone rattled global stock markets and sank gold prices to a five-year low last week. Concerns over Thailand's dimming economic prospects in the second half also pushed down local shares.

  • BUSINESS

    HK protests keep LID on Asian stocks before rally

    Business, Published on 06/10/2014

    » Recap: Asian stock markets faced selling pressure last week as Wall Street retreated and tensions in Hong Kong rose. However, global markets rallied on Friday and even Thai stocks inched up after a poor week. The SET Index traded between 1,553.33 and 1,602.21 and closed at 1,570.28 point, down 1.9% on the week, in trade averaging 52.94 billion baht a day.

  • LEARNING

    Insurance payouts: Big or small?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 31/10/2011

    » 80% of 140 billion baht in losses covered by Japanese insurers & foreign reinsurers, but only 4.3% insured compared with US (8%) & UK (12.4%)

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