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  • BUSINESS

    Banks urged to cash in on CLMV growth

    Business, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 13/06/2016

    » Thai banks have more room to penetrate neighbouring countries' banking sectors, with ample opportunities for loan growth and risk diversification, says an executive specialising in principal investments.

  • BUSINESS

    Five commonly misunderstood market concepts, explained

    Business, Published on 23/03/2019

    » I am no political guru and am making no predictions about tomorrow's election outcome, so writing an article based on election results would be like gambling. Therefore, I have decided to try something that has a longer shelf life. It is based on my experience from various investment seminars over the past couple of years, which has shown me that there are at least five concepts about the market that are commonly misunderstood.

  • BUSINESS

    Key macro strategy themes for 2019

    Business, Published on 26/01/2019

    » Overall, global markets started the year with positive returns from most equity markets. Can this positive momentum continue? Our research team at SCB Securities stands by our optimistic view. We offer four top-of-mind themes for 2019 affecting our investment decisions going forward.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Gold and glam

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 16/11/2018

    » Last weekend, eager Bangkokians finally got a chance to wander through the massively enchanting Iconsiam retail and entertainment centre. Co-developed between Siam Piwat, Magnolia Quality Development Corporation and Charoen Pokphand Group, Iconsiam is the biggest retail complex in Thailand, featuring majestic architecture and global stores with luxury brands to provide a shopping experience unlike any other (minus the heavy traffic that comes with it).

  • BUSINESS

    SET reviving after Wall Street scare

    Business, Published on 16/10/2018

    » The Thai stock market -- along with other emerging markets -- took a big hit last week after the US 10-year Treasury yield surged to 3.25% from 3.05% a week earlier as investors rushed to sell government bonds in anticipation of an interest-rate increase. This led to the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 1,300 points (5%) on Wednesday and Thursday with the tech sector seeing most of the decline.

  • BUSINESS

    SCB's digital transformation takes shape

    Business, Published on 31/08/2018

    » Siam Commercial Bank's cost-to-income ratio is expected to peak by the first quarter of next year after hefty investment under the five-year SCB Transformation programme.

  • BUSINESS

    Adapt or die fighting the giants

    Business, Published on 25/09/2017

    » Thai banks have one to two years to adapt to the disruptive digital platform, which is changing the way people spend, live and make payments, as they face a do-or-die scenario regarding technology, warns Siam Commercial Bank's (SCB) chief marketing officer Thana Thienachariya.

  • 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.

  • 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

    North korea and oil slump keep investors on sidelines

    Business, Published on 10/07/2017

    » Recap: A long-range missile launch by North Korea put investors back in risk-off mode early last week. A sharp decline in oil prices further dampened sentiment before a Friday rally on Wall Street in response to better-than-expected job figures for June. A buying spree in energy giant PTT following a recent fall and in banking stocks ahead of second-quarter earnings results helped limit losses in the Thai stock market.

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