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    China rate cut spurs stocks but set struggles

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 18/05/2015

    » Recap: China's interest-rate cut by 25 basis points, the third in six months, propelled Asian stock markets early last week. However, sentiment turned sour amid renewed worries over the world's second largest economy following weak economic data, and Greece's precarious finances.

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    Equities wobble, Oil and gold slump as fed move draws near

    Business, Published on 13/03/2017

    » Recap: The near-certainty of a US Federal Reserve interest-rate increase this week prompted capital flight across Asia last week. With the US dollar strengthening, gold briefly fell below $1,200 an ounce in its worst week in four months, and oil also suffered a sharp sell-off.

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    Asian equities dip as Fed signals imminent rate hike

    Business, Published on 27/02/2017

    » Recap: While the Dow Jones set fresh records before slipping on Friday, Asian stock markets retreated as investors reassessed the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting, which kept the prospect of a March interest-rate increase in play. The Thai stock market tracked regional bourses in muted trade.

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    Trump tantrums keep traders on edge, SET dips

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 06/02/2017

    » Recap: World stock markets retreated as investors shied away from riskier assets over renewed concerns about US President Donald Trump's controversial ban on refugees and travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries and protectionist rhetoric that fanned fears of a global trade war. Buying ahead of corporate earnings releases and hopes for dividend payments cushioned the Thai stock market against a steep fall.

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    Charter vote lifts set in good week for stocks

    Business, Published on 15/08/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets advanced last week, buoyed by a big gain in US jobs in July and a slowdown in the decline of Chinese producer prices. The Thai stock market rallied as investors' confidence in political stability improved after voters endorsed the draft constitution by a margin of 61% to 39% in the Aug 7 referendum. The SET was closed on Friday so there has been no market reaction yet to a series of deadly bombings that hit five southern provinces.

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    Opec output-cut deal provides lift for equities

    Business, Published on 03/10/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets see-sawed last week with news developments. The relief rally that followed the previous week's Fed meeting ebbed, but Hillary Clinton's strong performance against Donald Trump in the first US presidential debate cheered investors. Also buoying sentiment was Opec's surprise agreement to cut oil output, but worries about the health of Deutsche Bank, which faces huge US fines for dodgy business practices, capped gains. The Opec decision helped the energy-heavy Thai stock market recoup some earlier losses.

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    Asian shares rise but 4G cost concerns hit set

    Business, Published on 28/12/2015

    » Recap: A Wall Street rally propelled by consumer sentiment at a five-month high in December gave a boost to most Asian stock markets. However, concerns over expensive 4G licences in Thailand triggered a sharp sell-off in telecom stocks and battered the SET index. Lower oil prices also put pressure on the local bourse.

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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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    Exploring the options

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 02/03/2015

    » As Thailand takes a three-month respite from the noisy debate over oil and gas exploration, all sides involved hope that the time will be used to come up with a system that promotes energy security and is fair to the public and business alike.

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    SET drifts as global stocks rise on Greek relief

    Business, Published on 02/03/2015

    » Recap: Greece's bailout extension propelled global stock markets, with some hitting multi-year records. However, investors in the Thai stock market shrugged off the positive news and jumped on the sell-off bandwagon on disappointing earnings.

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