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  • BUSINESS

    Swiss surprise caps volatile trading week

    Business, Published on 19/01/2015

    » Recap: Global bourses felt strong selling pressure from the downward spiral of oil prices and the unexpected scrapping of a cap on the Swiss franc against euro, before staging a relief rally on Friday.

  • NEWS

    Govt tackles big sector items, but the poor still waiting

    Spectrum, Published on 20/05/2018

    » After almost four years in power, the military government may have been successful in some macroeconomic areas and structural changes. In terms of the household economy, however, it still faces the uphill task of easing the plight of the grassroots.

  • BUSINESS

    Upbeat global mood helps keep set in black

    Business, Published on 22/09/2014

    » Recap: Asian stock markets advanced early last week on speculation that China will introduce monetary stimulus measures, but stocks pulled back after the US Federal Reserve surprisingly increased its estimate for its benchmark interest rate by the end of 2015. However, persistent offshore fund inflows helped the Thai market trade in positive territory.

  • BUSINESS

    Set returns from break to ride global surge

    Business, Published on 18/08/2014

    » Recap: Soft economic data from major countries raised expectations of new central bank stimulus efforts and propelled global stock markets last week. Easing tensions in Ukraine after Russia finished military drills also bolstered sentiment. After a long holiday, Thai shares started strongly on Wednesday, buoyed by heavy foreign and institutional buying before fading late in the week.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Global shares follow wall street upward

    Business, Published on 20/02/2017

    » Recap: Wall Street's record highs spurred other stock markets globally early last week. President Donald Trump's comment that his administration would soon unveil a "phenomenal "tax policy spurred the rally in stocks, the dollar and emerging-market assets. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's upbeat assessment of the US outlook and hints at a March interest-rate increase also bolstered investor risk sentiment.

  • BUSINESS

    Japanese stimulus plan gives lift to Asian stocks

    Business, Published on 01/08/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets advanced last week, propelled by Japan's bigger-than-expected fiscal stimulus plan, while investors shrugged off a US Federal Reserve statement that opened room for a policy rate hike later this year. Thai shares also climbed higher in liquidity-driven trade.

  • BUSINESS

    Hope in greece and Ukraine helps lift global stocks

    Business, Published on 16/02/2015

    » Recap: Global bourses early last week were jolted by nerves over Greece's finances, and downbeat Chinese trade data, but rebounded later on a peace agreement in Ukraine and European Central Bank approval of more emergency liquidity to Greece. The Thai stock market also rose slightly.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks rally strongly as fed dials back rate hikes

    Business, Published on 21/03/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied, propelled by the US Federal Reserve's dovish stance on its policy rate direction. However, the Thai stock market recorded its first weekly loss since Feb 12 as profit-taking capped gains.

  • BUSINESS

    Mixed prospects

    Asia focus, Published on 26/01/2015

    » Thai companies that have been considering regional expansion are going against the global trend of budget cuts in the oil and gas industry by preparing to actively pursue possible merger and acquisition opportunities that may arise.

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