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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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    China weakness and Trump vagueness hurt sentiment

    Business, Published on 16/01/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets were mixed last week as disappointing Chinese trade data dented already weak investor sentiment after US President-elect Donald Trump offered no details of his big-spending fiscal plans at his first news conference in months. Higher oil prices lifted Thai stock market sentiment.

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    Disappointment with Opec accord hits world equities

    Business, Published on 29/05/2017

    » Recap: Global equity markets retreated last week as a slump in crude prices triggered a sell-off in energy stocks after an Opec-led decision to extend output cuts fell short of expectations. However, markets rallied on Friday amid a consensus that the sell-off had been an overreaction. The energy-heavy Thai stock market started the week strongly in anticipation of good news from Opec, and offshore fund inflows helped to limit losses later.

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    Investors heartened by signals from Fed

    Business, Published on 31/07/2017

    » Recap: US and European stock exchanges picked up last week after the US Federal Reserve kept its interest rate at 1.25% and reaffirmed plans for a gradual tightening of its monetary policy and tapering of its balance sheet.

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    Dovish tone from yellen heartens equity investors

    Business, Published on 17/07/2017

    » Recap: Most Asian stock markets gained last week as investors took their cue from another all-time closing high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while dovish comments from the Federal Reserve on the interest rate outlook also bolstered risk sentiment. Oil prices also rallied but the impact on the energy-heavy Thai bourse was limited.

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    Equity rally pauses as investors contemplate Fed

    Business, Published on 06/03/2017

    » Recap: Equity markets jumped last week in the US and are up 10% since the presidential election in November, as consumer confidence hit a 15-year high, further supporting the case for higher interest rates when the US Federal Reserve meets on March 14-15.

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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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    Global shares rally on fed set flat amid 4G frenzy

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 21/12/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets moved sideways last week as sinking oil prices pushed down energy shares, and rebounded at the end of the week after the US Federal Reserve ended months of uncertainty by raising its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points for the first time in nine years. Thai stocks were little changed despite sinking on Friday, pulled down by telecoms as prices for 4G licences headed for a world record.

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    Bonds halt gain on Fed stimulus exit

    Bloomberg News, Published on 31/10/2014

    » Thailand's five-year bonds halted a seven-week run of gains and the baht declined after the Federal Reserve ended its bond-buying programme, damping demand for emerging-market assets.

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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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