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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.

  • OPINION

    Noble no more

    News, Postbag, Published on 17/09/2019

    » An American senator is said to have coined the phrase, "The first casualty when war comes is truth", back in 1918.

  • OPINION

    Is it all the Bank of Thailand's fault?

    News, Chartchai Parasuk, Published on 12/09/2019

    » Currently, the two most pressing economic issues in Thailand are the appreciation of the baht and the high level of household debt.

  • 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

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Cutting through the gloom in export prospects

    Business, Phusadee Arunmas, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Thailand's export prospects look gloomy this year amid weak global demand and the US-China trade spat.

  • OPINION

    Admit errors, cure the ills

    News, Editorial, Published on 29/06/2019

    » Unlike China's communist dictatorship, which has delivered rapid and sustained high economic growth since 1979, Thailand's authoritarian rule over the past five years has presided over only slow growth in the economy.

  • BUSINESS

    Headwinds ahead

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 29/04/2019

    » Amid unfavourable external economic conditions and political uncertainties at home, the outlook is dimming for Thailand and other Asian countries facing an export slowdown linked to weak trade and demand growth globally.

  • 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

    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.

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