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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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    SET has best week of year as Pyongyang rattles investors

    Business, Published on 04/09/2017

    » Recap: Another missile launch by North Korea and Hurricane Harvey in the US shook global capital markets as investors reallocated assets, shifting to safe havens such as gold and bonds, as well as equities in Asian emerging markets including Thailand. Previously the worst performer among emerging market peers, the SET had its highest weekly percentage gain of the year.

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    GSB aims for the top of mobile service segment

    Business, Published on 20/11/2017

    » As digital banking becomes the new battleground for banks to compete for customers, state-owned Government Savings Bank (GSB) has set its sights to be among the top three mobile banking service providers by number of users in the next two years and the largest in the next five years.

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    Bitten by the bitcoin bug

    Spectrum, Published on 19/03/2017

    » Atit Lertkiatpanit does not carry bundles of banknotes, but his wealth is assured by his digital wallet. The 26-year-old entrepreneur is an active cryptocurrency investor. He remains unfazed by the fact that bitcoins are not recognised by the Bank of Thailand. He started collecting bitcoins a couple of years ago and the intangible currency now accounts for 70% of his portfolio.

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    Worries about korea and france keep trade subdued

    Business, Published on 24/04/2017

    » Recap: Global stock markets were subdued earlier last week amid concerns over mounting geopolitical tension on the Korean peninsula and Sunday's first-round presidential election in France. However, sentiment for risk assets improved later as optimism spread about US tax reform. The Thai stock market moved back and forth amid a dearth of positive catalysts.

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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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    Hawkish fed tone rattles asia, But only briefly

    Business, Published on 19/12/2016

    » Recap: Hawkish signals from the US Federal Reserve of a faster pace of policy tightening next year weighed on Asian stock markets last week. Most recovered late in the week after investors concluded the reaction had been overdone. Anticipation of a year-end spending spree by consumers lured by tax breaks kept the Thai bourse steady.

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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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    US elections to strengthen dollar

    Business, Published on 21/09/2016

    » The baht is expected to retreat to 36 to the dollar in the next 6-12 months on anticipation the greenback will strengthen after the US presidential election in November, say strategists at Credit Suisse.

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    Stocks rally on FED signal but SET fails to respond

    Business, Published on 23/03/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied strongly and foreign fund flows returned to risky asset classes including equities after the US Federal Reserve signalled that it would not start raising its interest rates until later this year, easing concerns of an increase as soon as June.

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