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  • 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

    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

    Trump comments, 'hard Brexit' talk depress stocks

    Business, Published on 23/01/2017

    » Recap: Donald Trump's comment that the US dollar was too strong and blunting the country's competitiveness rattled global stock markets last week, as did fears over the impact of a "hard Brexit" as outlined by British PM Theresa May. As well, confusion about Mr Trump's political and economic agenda made investors step back from risky assets ahead of his inauguration on Friday. The Thai stock market tracked the global trend, but the magnitude of its fall was limited.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil rout drags down shares ahead of fed talks

    Business, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets plunged last week as investors cashed out ahead of this week's much-awaited US Federal Reserve meeting. Worries over the oil glut also triggered selling of energy stocks, but the Thai market picked up following a recent steep fall.

  • BUSINESS

    Charter vote lifts set in good week for stocks

    Business, Published on 15/08/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets advanced last week, buoyed by a big gain in US jobs in July and a slowdown in the decline of Chinese producer prices. The Thai stock market rallied as investors' confidence in political stability improved after voters endorsed the draft constitution by a margin of 61% to 39% in the Aug 7 referendum. The SET was closed on Friday so there has been no market reaction yet to a series of deadly bombings that hit five southern provinces.

  • BUSINESS

    Exploring the options

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 02/03/2015

    » As Thailand takes a three-month respite from the noisy debate over oil and gas exploration, all sides involved hope that the time will be used to come up with a system that promotes energy security and is fair to the public and business alike.

  • 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

    Asian shares rise but 4G cost concerns hit set

    Business, Published on 28/12/2015

    » Recap: A Wall Street rally propelled by consumer sentiment at a five-month high in December gave a boost to most Asian stock markets. However, concerns over expensive 4G licences in Thailand triggered a sharp sell-off in telecom stocks and battered the SET index. Lower oil prices also put pressure on the local bourse.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    City refinery explosion, the second in 18 months

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 05/07/2012

    » Yesterday's fire at a major Bangkok oil refinery, the second in 18 months, is raising questions about the wisdom of having such a facility in residential area.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Tolerance of corruption

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 29/11/2010

    » Citizens who won't tolerate corruption anymore, as in the case of Hong Kong over 50 years ago, may be the essential ingredient in fighting corruption.

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