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    Stocks trade in narrow range as investors comb us data

    Business, Published on 07/08/2017

    » Recap: Global investors remained concerned last week about US political developments and economic data that could influence a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase, amid signs that the Fed was growing more cautious. Wall Street staged a revival on Friday after the US reported strong employment numbers for July.

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    Personal privacy in the balance

    Business, Published on 11/03/2019

    » Data is hailed as the new "oil" of the 21st century, with digitalisation changing the landscape across every segment of society and business. When valuable and personal data can be exploited for personal or corporate gain, there is a need to ensure that personal information is well protected from fraud and mischief.

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    Asian stocks down over Glum manufacturing data

    Business, Published on 28/09/2015

    » Recap: Downbeat manufacturing data from the US and China stoked fresh worries over the global economy and sent Asian stock markets down. Sahaviriya Steel Industries Plc's debt woes also rattled Thai stocks with its shares and those of its three major lenders coming under a selling spree.

  • News & article

    Asian markets await jobs data with bated breath

    Business, Published on 05/10/2015

    » Recap: Asian stock markets changed little as investors awaited US jobs data, crucial information for the US Federal Reserve in deciding on its first rate hike in years. However, banking stocks were under selling pressure on investor concerns that larger loan-loss provisions to cushion against rising non-performing loans could erode third-quarter profits.

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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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    Wall street jumps but factory data a worry

    Business, Published on 27/04/2015

    » Recap: While US markets surged, many other global stock markets sagged in response to disappointing factory activity in China, Japan and the euro zone, and concerns over Greek debt. The same worries pushed down Thai stocks.

  • News & article

    Time to concentrate on defensive sectors

    Business, Published on 05/10/2019

    » Positive factors in October: Expect the cabinet to announce more stimulus spending packages this month in an attempt to spur more economic activity before the year-end. The cabinet has already accelerated work on 44 large-scale projects worth a combined 1.94 trillion baht and introduced the "Chim Shop Chai" programme to boost spending power and lend support to the tourism sector.

  • News & article

    Is it all the Bank of Thailand's fault?

    News, Chartchai Parasuk, Published on 12/09/2019

    » Currently, the two most pressing economic issues in Thailand are the appreciation of the baht and the high level of household debt.

  • News & article

    Too early for rate hate

    Business, Published on 10/08/2019

    » The Bank of Thailand voted 5-2 in favour of cutting its policy interest rate by 25 basis points to 1.50% in response to weak economic growth. The move came as a surprise to the market and to us. At this point, we believe that the central bank may wait to see the impact from Wednesday's decision before taking any additional steps.

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    TCRB sees drop in bad loans

    Business, Somruedi Banchongduang, Published on 29/07/2019

    » Even though low-income earners are considered higher risk and they are reeling from the country's weaker economy, Thai Credit Retail Bank (TCRB), whose main customers are low-income earners, saw a dip in its bad loan ratio thanks to better financial discipline.

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