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    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.

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    Rate cut buoys set ahead of holiday as global stocks drift

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 04/05/2015

    » Recap: Global bourses moved mostly lower in response to disappointing US economic data and despite Federal Reserve signals that interest rates would not rise anytime soon. In Thailand, the SET rebounded on Thursday after the Bank of Thailand surprised the market by cutting its policy rate by 25 basis points to 1.50%.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    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.

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    Fed, oil and economic worries push down stocks

    Business, Published on 10/08/2015

    » Recap: Major global stock markets continued to fluctuate last week. The Dow Jones was pressured by underperforming company results and the growing possibility of a Fed rate increase and European bourses fell with global oil prices. Asia's large markets rose, led by gains in China and Hong Kong on growing speculation that the Beijing government would take more steps to restore shaky confidence in equities.

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    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.

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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.

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