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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.

  • BUSINESS

    Too early for rate hate

    Business, Published on 10/08/2019

    » The Bank of Thailand voted 5-2 in favour of cutting its policy interest rate by 25 basis points to 1.50% in response to weak economic growth. The move came as a surprise to the market and to us. At this point, we believe that the central bank may wait to see the impact from Wednesday's decision before taking any additional steps.

  • BUSINESS

    Key macro strategy themes for 2019

    Business, Published on 26/01/2019

    » Overall, global markets started the year with positive returns from most equity markets. Can this positive momentum continue? Our research team at SCB Securities stands by our optimistic view. We offer four top-of-mind themes for 2019 affecting our investment decisions going forward.

  • 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

    Personal privacy in the balance

    Business, Published on 11/03/2019

    » Data is hailed as the new "oil" of the 21st century, with digitalisation changing the landscape across every segment of society and business. When valuable and personal data can be exploited for personal or corporate gain, there is a need to ensure that personal information is well protected from fraud and mischief.

  • 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

    A broadcast veteran channelling his energies

    Business, Komsan Tortermvasana, Published on 20/10/2018

    » Home shopping operator TV Direct Plc sprang a surprise last month when the company led by Songpol Shanmatkit announced it was taking over 90.1% of Spring News' digital Channel 19 in a deal worth 1.08 billion baht.

  • LIFE

    Gold and glam

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 16/11/2018

    » Last weekend, eager Bangkokians finally got a chance to wander through the massively enchanting Iconsiam retail and entertainment centre. Co-developed between Siam Piwat, Magnolia Quality Development Corporation and Charoen Pokphand Group, Iconsiam is the biggest retail complex in Thailand, featuring majestic architecture and global stores with luxury brands to provide a shopping experience unlike any other (minus the heavy traffic that comes with it).

  • BUSINESS

    SCB's digital transformation takes shape

    Business, Published on 31/08/2018

    » Siam Commercial Bank's cost-to-income ratio is expected to peak by the first quarter of next year after hefty investment under the five-year SCB Transformation programme.

  • BUSINESS

    SET pain done but trade war a worry

    Business, Published on 14/07/2018

    » Market recap: Thai shares managed to stage a mild rebound over the past week amid volatility on global bourses. Renewed worries over a fresh round of US-China trade tensions weighed on overall sentiment.

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