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  • BUSINESS

    Late rally dispels gloom from weak Chinese GDP

    Business, Published on 26/10/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied late last week after the European Central Bank hinted at more stimulus and some top US corporations reported healthy earnings. The mood had been downbeat earlier after China reported third-quarter GDP growth below 7% for the first time since the 2008 global crisis. However, investors remain cautious ahead of this week's US Federal Reserve meeting.

  • BUSINESS

    Chinese share plunge and fed keep traders on edge

    Business, Published on 03/08/2015

    » Recap: Another plunge in Chinese stocks and a growing belief that the US will start raising interest rates in September pushed down global bourses before a recovery late in the week. Asian currencies also sank against the greenback with the Thai baht slipping below 35 to a 14-year low. The SET fell close to 1,400 before a rally led by buying of blue chips that had become bargains.

  • THAILAND

    Keeping the faith: No stopping Nana clan

    News, Published on 17/02/2018

    » Ever wondered why there's a BTS Skytrain station called Nana? What about Sukhumvit Soi 4 going by the same moniker? Meanwhile, foreign tourists like to be shocked by Nana Plaza, one of the most famous red-light districts in Bangkok that adopts the same family's name.

  • 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

    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

    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

    Is the Thai stock exchange international enough for you?

    Business, Published on 22/06/2015

    » Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? If you love fairy tales, you would probably say Snow White. But if you're a man who is in love, you might be inclined to disagree. After all, we're all entitled to our own opinion. And beauty is a particularly difficult quality to define. But how about stock exchanges? Which is the fairest exchange of them all? New York, London, Hong Kong and, of course, Singapore spring to mind. What do they all have in common? They are all considered international exchanges. Thailand, or more precisely the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), is not on the list. Should it be?

  • WORLD

    Cambodia calling

    Asia focus, Umesh Pandey, Published on 14/09/2015

    » As Thai companies start to see their sales tapering off amid slow domestic consumption, some are reaping the benefits of earlier decisions to enter markets where the risks at times have spooked other investors aware of their chequered history.

  • 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

    Empires make way for new generation 

    Business, Post Reporters, Published on 02/01/2015

    » It's an old Chinese saying: the first generation builds the business, the second makes it a success, but the third wrecks it. In many cases, this old saying has proved to be true.

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