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    China and Japan data, fed worries depress stocks

    Business, Published on 14/09/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets sagged last week on concerns about the economies of China and Japan after their disappointing economic data. Investors also unloaded equities ahead of the US Federal Reserve's much-awaited meeting this week, even though expectations of an interest-rate rate increase appear to have receded for now.

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    Yuan’s slump puts Asia’s rate-cutting central banks on alert

    Published on 05/08/2019

    » China’s decision to weaken its currency amid an escalating trade war will put Asian central banks on the defensive as they gauge how much monetary-policy easing their economies can withstand.

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    Stocks move upward as us rate-hike concerns ease

    Business, Published on 11/07/2016

    » Recap: US Federal Reserve minutes suggesting it is likely to refrain from raising interest rates anytime soon, and hopes of fresh stimulus from central banks pushed up stock markets last week. However, a sharp fall in oil prices on Thursday trimmed some gains before surprisingly good US jobs data sparked a rally on Friday. Thai shares extended their gains.

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    Asia markets mostly rise

    Published on 15/10/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets rose Wednesday, with bargain-hunters providing some lift after recent losses while data showing Chinese inflation at a five-year low raised hopes for fresh economy-boosting measures from Beijing.

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    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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    Investors keep the party going in year's first week

    Business, Published on 09/01/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets started the year on a strong footing, rising in response to more upbeat sentiment about the global economy and indications that the US Federal Reserve might not be as aggressive in raising interest rates as earlier predicted. The Thai stock market joined in the rally.

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    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.

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    Greece keeps investors on Edge but set rallies

    Business, Published on 08/06/2015

    » Recap: Pressure on US and European share markets eased after Greece obtained some breathing room from the MF, which agreed to defer all 1.6 billion euros in debt repayments to the end of this month, but a successful outcome of talks with euro zone creditors remains elusive.

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    Asian central banks are forever blowing bubbles

    Published on 13/06/2015

    » Recent years have seen reams of research on the role of central banks in inflating asset-price bubbles. The latest developments in Asia suggest that more may be coming.

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    Stocks rebound even as greek outlook worsens

    Business, Published on 15/06/2015

    » Recap: Major bourses in Europe, the US and China rebounded last week despite the worsening outlook for a Greek debt solution. The TIP markets (Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines) faced selling pressure from offshore funds early in the week before the SET bounced back.

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