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  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Rapid capital market development in Asean

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 09/05/2011

    » Transparent capital markets stretch across ASEAN borders replacing the secrecy of banks, local-currency bond markets reducing risk of currency and maturity mismatch.

  • BUSINESS

    Growing global growth worries put stocks in red

    Business, Published on 13/10/2014

    » Recap: The International Monetary Fund's reduction of its forecast for world economic growth jolted global stock markets early last week and also sent oil prices plunging. A dovish tone in US Federal Reserve minutes helped ease worries briefly before markets sank again on Friday. Thai shares were hit by foreign investor selling and profit-taking by local investors.

  • BUSINESS

    Set stalls despite high turnover, global optimism

    Business, Published on 10/11/2014

    » Recap: US and European markets surged last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new high, buoyed by signals from the European Central Bank (ECB) signal that it stands ready to introduce more economic stimulus measures if necessary.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil rout, China weakness-keep-stocks-on-back-foot

    Business, Published on 18/01/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets swung back and forth last week but brief rebounds proved unsustainable in the face of dire economic news. Oil prices sank to a 12-year low below US$30 per barrel as investors worried about the health of the global economy, while the slowdown in China and volatility in its markets continued to make for a nervous start to the year. The Thai stock market had a similarly wild ride, tracking the regional bourses.

  • BUSINESS

    Terror sets tone globally, 4G drama keeps set busy

    Business, Published on 28/03/2016

    » Recap: Terror attacks in Brussels triggered panic selling last week in major markets, many of which were closed on Friday ahead of Easter. In Thailand, the failure of Jasmine International to pay for its 4G licence prompted a buying spree in telecom stocks as investors see competition easing. However, profit-taking after the rally capped the gains.

  • BUSINESS

    SEC seeks reform for SET board

    Business, Published on 26/08/2016

    » The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sought the Finance Ministry's permission to increase the number of board seats on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) to six from five as part of the stock exchange reform.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian equities dip as Fed signals imminent rate hike

    Business, Published on 27/02/2017

    » Recap: While the Dow Jones set fresh records before slipping on Friday, Asian stock markets retreated as investors reassessed the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting, which kept the prospect of a March interest-rate increase in play. The Thai stock market tracked regional bourses in muted trade.

  • BUSINESS

    Dovish tone from yellen heartens equity investors

    Business, Published on 17/07/2017

    » Recap: Most Asian stock markets gained last week as investors took their cue from another all-time closing high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while dovish comments from the Federal Reserve on the interest rate outlook also bolstered risk sentiment. Oil prices also rallied but the impact on the energy-heavy Thai bourse was limited.

  • BUSINESS

    Investors heartened by signals from Fed

    Business, Published on 31/07/2017

    » Recap: US and European stock exchanges picked up last week after the US Federal Reserve kept its interest rate at 1.25% and reaffirmed plans for a gradual tightening of its monetary policy and tapering of its balance sheet.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks trade in narrow range as investors comb us data

    Business, Published on 07/08/2017

    » Recap: Global investors remained concerned last week about US political developments and economic data that could influence a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase, amid signs that the Fed was growing more cautious. Wall Street staged a revival on Friday after the US reported strong employment numbers for July.

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