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  • BUSINESS

    Oil and economic worries lead to late stock sell off

    Business, Published on 13/06/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets were buoyed for most of last week by fading expectations of a US interest-rate increase before global economic concerns and falling oil prices prompted a late sell-off. Profit-taking after the recent rally pushed down the Thai stock market.

  • LIFE

    The late, late show

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 13/06/2016

    » Normally prime time for television is 8-11pm or thereabouts, the period when the family gathers to watch news and series while having dinner. So it will come as a surprise to many that for Muslim audiences during this month of Ramadan, prime time for television is closer to a graveyard shift -- 3-4.30am, deep in the night while most people are asleep -- as families wake up for the pre-dawn meal before a full day of fasting.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks suffer from Yuan shock before late rally

    Business, Published on 17/08/2015

    » Recap: The move by China's central bank to devalue the yuan by adjusting its reference rate sent the currency down 4.6% and sent shockwaves through global financial markets. The Thai stock market slipped below 1,400 on Thursday before a bargain-hunting rally on Friday.

  • BUSINESS

    Playing it cool

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 09/09/2019

    » When it comes to sports, skiing and skating are the last activities anyone associates with Southeast Asia. Outside of a few indoor skating rinks in big cities, the only ice you'll find is in drinks. And as for snow, it's non-existent except at the highest reaches of remote and forbidding Hkakabo Razi in northern Myanmar.

  • THAILAND

    A clear path to cleaner air?

    Business, Published on 13/05/2019

    » Upgrading European emission standards is high on the agenda for policymakers amid hazardous dust pollution and PM2.5 particles in the northern, northeastern and central regions.

  • 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

    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.

  • LIFE

    TPO strengthens Kingdom's bond with Myanmar

    Life, Published on 06/10/2016

    » The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) performed in Myanmar in late August as cultural ambassadors to further strengthen friendship between the two countries.

  • BUSINESS

    Ministry touts gastronomy to boost provincial tourism

    Business, Walailak Keeratipipatpong, Published on 12/10/2018

    » Experienced travellers know that if they want a local experience, they must try local dishes because food can bring insight to a community's identity.

  • BUSINESS

    Global tremors nag stocks

    Business, Published on 27/10/2018

    » Recap: Global stock markets continue to experience volatility as tensions over global trade and unsettled Brexit negotiations keep a lid on bullish sentiment. The recent decline in global oil prices has added pressure to bourses worldwide, with the Stock Exchange of Thailand's main gauge falling below 1,600 points during intra-day trading hours.

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