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  • BUSINESS

    Investors eye Argentina talks, May's Brexit sales job

    Business, Published on 01/12/2018

    » Recap: Emerging-market shares fell yesterday, backtracking from the upward trend of the past month as investors took a cautious stance ahead of high-stakes US-China trade talks over the weekend, along with British Prime Minister Theresa May's attempt to win parliamentary support for her Brexit deal forged with the EU.

  • 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

    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

    Syria and Trump-Xi talks keep investors on sidelines

    Business, Published on 10/04/2017

    » Recap: Markets were rattled late last week after US cruise missiles struck a Syrian air base, while global investors moved to the sidelines pending the outcome of talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Safe-haven assets such as the yen and gold soared and oil prices also surged. The formal promulgation of the country's 20th constitution, ensuring an election sometime late next year, helped keep the Thai stock market in a rangebound trade.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Global shares mixed, Set has worst week of year

    Business, Published on 12/09/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied last week, propelled by fading prospects for a US rate increase this month and upbeat Chinese import data. However, markets sank on Friday after North Korea reported a nuclear test and a senior Federal Reserve official said waiting much longer to raise rates could hurt the US recovery.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks climb as prospects for fed rate hike recede

    Business, Published on 06/06/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets rose last week as investors now believe the US Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates until July at the earliest, given concerns about the market impact of the June 23 UK referendum on EU membership. Poor US job figures for May also weakened the case for a rate hike. A recovery in oil prices also lifted sentiment. Thai shares advanced on buying of energy and bank blue chips.

  • OPINION

    The high complexity of inequality

    News, Published on 08/02/2016

    » Everyone seems to be talking about -- and condemning -- today's rising level of economic inequality. Fuelled by jarring statistics like Oxfam's recent revelation that the world's richest 62 people own as much wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion, popular support for left-wing figures like America's Bernie Sanders and Britain's Jeremy Corbyn is rising. But today's ideology-driven debates oversimplify an issue that is exceedingly complex -- and affected by processes that we do not fully understand.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian markets jittery over Greece woes

    Published on 05/02/2015

    » HONG KONG — Concerns about Greece's plans to renegotiate its bailout rattled Asian markets Thursday and put pressure on the euro, while Shanghai and Hong Kong reversed early gains despite China cutting the amount of funds banks must hold in reserve.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia markets up, Europe stocks advance

    Published on 19/05/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets mostly rose following a record close on Wall Street, and European stock markets rose at the start of trading.

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