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  • ADVANCED NEWS

    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%)

  • BUSINESS

    Central banks to discuss interest rates

    Published on 11/06/2012

    » Central banks in Southeast Asia's two largest economies meet to set interest rates this week, with officials forecast to hold off on stimulus days before a Greek election at risk of triggering a deeper European turmoil.

  • BUSINESS

    Top banks downgraded

    Published on 22/06/2012

    » WASHINGTON - The health of 15 of the world's largest financial institutions has been called into serious question after Moody's downgraded their credit ratings, citing risk exposure and the eurozone crisis.

  • WORLD

    Cyprus approves capital controls

    Bloomberg News, Published on 23/03/2013

    » Cypriot lawmakers have approved capital controls and legislation to wind down banks as they scrambled to secure a bailout and avert a financial collapse.

  • BUSINESS

    Slowdown Worries mounting

    Business, Published on 20/10/2014

    » Recap: Global bourses have been in bear mode as concerns mount about global economic growth. Investors are advised to keep a close watch on the US Federal Reserve, which will meet on Oct 28-29, for signals about monetary policy direction, as well as global economic conditions.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian markets up, Europe rebounds

    Published on 02/12/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian shares rose Tuesday, with energy firms clawing back some losses as oil prices recovered from multi-year lows, while Shanghai surged to a three-year high on hopes for more Chinese government easing.

  • BUSINESS

    Mixed prospects

    Asia focus, Published on 26/01/2015

    » Thai companies that have been considering regional expansion are going against the global trend of budget cuts in the oil and gas industry by preparing to actively pursue possible merger and acquisition opportunities that may arise.

  • BUSINESS

    Owe what a feeling

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 09/03/2015

    » The rapid accumulation of household debt seen in Asia over the past five years has triggered concerns about the prospect of a financial crisis similar to the one in 2007 caused by the bursting of the housing bubble in the United States.

  • BUSINESS

    China rate cut spurs stocks but set struggles

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 18/05/2015

    » Recap: China's interest-rate cut by 25 basis points, the third in six months, propelled Asian stock markets early last week. However, sentiment turned sour amid renewed worries over the world's second largest economy following weak economic data, and Greece's precarious finances.

  • 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.

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