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  • BUSINESS

    Recovery on course

    Asia focus, Pathom Sangwongwanich, Published on 21/11/2016

    » Asia Pacific is expected to remain on a macroeconomic recovery path supported by stabilised economic conditions in China and relatively low exposure to "external asymmetrical shocks", says Swiss banker Peter Rosenstreich.

  • 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

    Equities hit by us interest rate speculation again

    Business, Published on 05/09/2016

    » Recap: Higher prospects for a US interest rate increase this year roiled global stock markets last week before the release of tepid job data on Friday weakened the case for any change. The Thai bourse faced selling pressure on Friday as investors cashed out for fear that capital inflows to Thailand would reverse, as has been seen in some other markets in Southeast Asia.

  • BUSINESS

    China rate cut spurs stocks but set struggles

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 18/05/2015

    » Recap: China's interest-rate cut by 25 basis points, the third in six months, propelled Asian stock markets early last week. However, sentiment turned sour amid renewed worries over the world's second largest economy following weak economic data, and Greece's precarious finances.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian stocks down after weak US data

    Published on 30/04/2015

    » HONG KONG — Most Asian stock markets sank Thursday after US growth data fell well short of forecasts, with the dollar around two-month lows against the euro as the chances of an interest rate hike in early summer faded.

  • 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.

  • BUSINESS

    Bigger and better

    Asia focus, Published on 26/01/2015

    » Vietnam's central bank has begun a drive to strengthen the country's weak and inefficient banking sector through mergers and acquisitions that will create fewer but far more stable institutions.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian markets up, Europe rebounds

    Published on 02/12/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian shares rose Tuesday, with energy firms clawing back some losses as oil prices recovered from multi-year lows, while Shanghai surged to a three-year high on hopes for more Chinese government easing.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil price plunge greases the skids for stocks

    Business, Published on 15/12/2014

    » Recap: The dive in oil prices to below US$60 a barrel rattled stock markets across the world last week and Thai shares were among those heavily sold.

  • WORLD

    Cyprus approves capital controls

    Bloomberg News, Published on 23/03/2013

    » Cypriot lawmakers have approved capital controls and legislation to wind down banks as they scrambled to secure a bailout and avert a financial collapse.

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