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  • BUSINESS

    7-Eleven aims for regional omnipresence

    Business, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 23/04/2018

    » With an ubiquitous domestic presence, the 7-Eleven convenience store chain is looking to expand its footprint in Asia-Pacific to carry out its regional growth vision, says Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group chief executive Suphachai Chearavanont.

  • BUSINESS

    Superrich digitising with fintech company

    Business, Somruedi Banchongduang, Published on 27/02/2017

    » Superrich International Exchange (1965) Co, a leading local money changer, is dipping its toe into the burgeoning financial technology (fintech) sector. It is looking to set up a new company to digitise its services, a move that could disrupt the traditional foreign exchange business.

  • 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.

  • LEARNING

    Bad loans at state banks

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 08/03/2012

    » Govt banks (SME, GSB, GH Banks) underreporting bad loans after rapid loan expansion of recent years.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    Care and feeding of a fragile economy

    Business, Published on 08/10/2018

    » Raising the policy interest rate at a time when the country's economy remains vulnerable could stall a recovery towards sustained growth, warns Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong.

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