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  • BUSINESS

    Growing global growth worries put stocks in red

    Business, Published on 13/10/2014

    » Recap: The International Monetary Fund's reduction of its forecast for world economic growth jolted global stock markets early last week and also sent oil prices plunging. A dovish tone in US Federal Reserve minutes helped ease worries briefly before markets sank again on Friday. Thai shares were hit by foreign investor selling and profit-taking by local investors.

  • WORLD

    Singapore economy falls in Q2

    Published on 14/07/2015

    » Singapore’s economy contracted more than analysts predicted last quarter, underscoring the weakening outlook for Asian nations amid sluggish global growth.

  • BUSINESS

    FED decision to stand PAT helps revive Asian stocks

    Business, Published on 21/09/2015

    » Recap: A buying spree in Asian stocks, particularly emerging markets, preceded last week's US Federal Reserve meeting, in hopes the Fed would leave its benchmark interest rate untouched. The rally continued after the decision was confirmed on Friday.

  • BUSINESS

    Global shares rally on fed set flat amid 4G frenzy

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 21/12/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets moved sideways last week as sinking oil prices pushed down energy shares, and rebounded at the end of the week after the US Federal Reserve ended months of uncertainty by raising its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points for the first time in nine years. Thai stocks were little changed despite sinking on Friday, pulled down by telecoms as prices for 4G licences headed for a world record.

  • OPINION

    Beijing's air still chokes

    News, Published on 09/03/2016

    » Embracing a groundswell of public outrage about toxic air ahead of annual legislative meetings last year in Beijing, China's President Xi Jinping threatened to punish polluters with an "iron hand".

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Disappointment with Opec accord hits world equities

    Business, Published on 29/05/2017

    » Recap: Global equity markets retreated last week as a slump in crude prices triggered a sell-off in energy stocks after an Opec-led decision to extend output cuts fell short of expectations. However, markets rallied on Friday amid a consensus that the sell-off had been an overreaction. The energy-heavy Thai stock market started the week strongly in anticipation of good news from Opec, and offshore fund inflows helped to limit losses later.

  • 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

    Investors heartened by signals from Fed

    Business, Published on 31/07/2017

    » Recap: US and European stock exchanges picked up last week after the US Federal Reserve kept its interest rate at 1.25% and reaffirmed plans for a gradual tightening of its monetary policy and tapering of its balance sheet.

  • BUSINESS

    Yuan’s slump puts Asia’s rate-cutting central banks on alert

    Published on 05/08/2019

    » China’s decision to weaken its currency amid an escalating trade war will put Asian central banks on the defensive as they gauge how much monetary-policy easing their economies can withstand.

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