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  • BUSINESS

    5G and the global power equation

    Business, Published on 11/01/2019

    » 5G technology is already powering breakthroughs such as driverless cars and will underpin life-changing advances in futuristic smart cities over the next decade. This has led to fierce competition between countries to determine the direction of 5G mobile internet standards.

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    Set struggles Near 1500 as global stocks retreat

    Business, Published on 11/05/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets retreated amid worries over the growing US trade deficit, Greece's bailout deal and China's dismal exports. Concerns over listed companies' earnings growth also weighed down the Thai stock market, which briefly slipped below 1,500 points before rebounding on Friday.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil rout drags down asian stocks, But manila shines

    Business, Published on 08/05/2017

    » Recap: Asian stocks fell last week, dragged down by tumbling oil prices on fresh global supply glut concerns. However, the Philippines outperformed the region as stocks rose to a nine-month high. Thai trading was rangebound amid a dearth of market-moving news.

  • BUSINESS

    Mixed economic signals keep Asian shares drifting

    Business, Published on 03/04/2017

    » Recap: Asian investors continued to tread cautiously last week amid mixed economic signals. Better-than-expected US economic growth data and solid industrial output readings from China and Japan bolstered sentiment, but a hawkish view on interest rates by some US Federal Reserve governors and uncertainty about President Donald Trump's tax reforms and spending plans after his healthcare fiasco pressured stocks. In Thailand a buying spree by foreign investors helped boost the index but profit-taking capped gains.

  • BUSINESS

    Dollar revival takes shine off asia stocks

    Business, Published on 14/02/2017

    » Recap: Asian markets fell early last week amid worries about Donald Trump's protectionist stance, uncertainty about France's political outlook, another crisis brewing in Greece and falling oil prices. However, sentiment picked up following Wall Street's climb to record highs after President Trump said he planned to overhaul business taxes. The Thai stock market see-sawed, with profit-taking keeping the SET Index in check while buying ahead of corporate earnings and dividend season limited the downside.

  • 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

    Set slides below 1,500 on weak earnings outlook

    Business, Darana Chudasri, Published on 01/06/2015

    » Recap: Anxiety over a potential Greek debt default and tightening margin trading requirements for Chinese brokers rattled Asian stock markets last week. Gloomy earnings prospects and the Thai economic slowdown pulled the local bourse below 1,500 points.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks drift in thin trade, China leads Asia lower

    Business, Published on 30/11/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets traded thinly last week as geopolitical tensions rose after Turkey downed a Russian plane that entered its territory from war-torn Syria. Wall Street was subdued because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and a shortened session on Friday. European markets were little changed as investors awaited word this week on whether the European Central Bank would extend its stimulus measures.

  • BUSINESS

    Bay causes local ripples as global markets drift

    Business, Published on 02/02/2015

    » Recap: Wild swings in Bank of Ayudhya (BAY), among the top five in trading turnover amid rumours of delisting, caused ripples in the Thai market last week. World markets drifted lower on persistent concerns about weaker economic growth.

  • BUSINESS

    SET gains as global bourses fret about Greece

    Business, Published on 29/06/2015

    » Recap: The Greek debt crisis cast a cloud over global stock markets last week but Thailand staged a modest rally. Chinese stocks plummeted 8% on Friday as investors rushed to cash out amid signs that an eight-month bull run was ending.

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