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  • 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

    Meeting the challenges

    Asia focus, Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Published on 29/10/2018

    » Countries in East Asia-Pacific have been advised to better prepare themselves for disasters following the earthquakes in Indonesia last month.

  • BUSINESS

    'Sleeping elephant' awakens

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 20/08/2018

    » Umesh Thakur says he has never had it so easy and comfortable. The 30-year-old lentil vendor in Greater Noida, 40 kilometres east of New Delhi, has more than doubled his profits, built a new house, opened a new shop and bought furniture, a deep-freezer and two high-end mobile phones in the last six months.

  • BUSINESS

    Mixed signals

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 13/11/2017

    » Trade and investment have been vital contributors to growth in the Asia Pacific region, where many developing economies were surging before the 2008-09 global financial crisis. Global and regional trade subsequently weakened, and while the outlook has brightened this year, clouds loom on the horizon.

  • 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.

  • THAILAND

    Protectionist Trump 'sets bad example'

    News, Jeerawat Na Thalang, Published on 05/02/2017

    » Former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo has criticised new US President Donald Trump's inward-looking policy for "giving a very bad example to the world".

  • BUSINESS

    Fund outflows pull down Asian stocks, SET slides

    Business, Published on 15/05/2017

    » Recap: Most Asian stock markets dipped last week as US dollar strength led to capital outflows. The Thai stock market posted its fifth straight session of losses on Friday as brokers cut earnings growth forecasts for listed companies as the first-quarter earnings season drew to a close.

  • BUSINESS

    Anxiety over Syria, North Korea keeps lid on stocks

    Business, Published on 18/04/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock indices were mixed last week as rising geopolitical risks from the US missile strike on Syria and soaring tensions on the Korean peninsula kept investors on edge. The same concerns lifted gold to five-month highs, while oil advanced amid confidence that Saudi Arabia will support an extension to Opec-led output cuts just as US stockpiles show signs of shrinking. The Thai stock market edged up, driven by buying in heavyweight energy stocks.

  • BUSINESS

    Trump comments, 'hard Brexit' talk depress stocks

    Business, Published on 23/01/2017

    » Recap: Donald Trump's comment that the US dollar was too strong and blunting the country's competitiveness rattled global stock markets last week, as did fears over the impact of a "hard Brexit" as outlined by British PM Theresa May. As well, confusion about Mr Trump's political and economic agenda made investors step back from risky assets ahead of his inauguration on Friday. The Thai stock market tracked the global trend, but the magnitude of its fall was limited.

  • WORLD

    Myanmar defends lacklustre bond sale

    Published on 05/02/2015

    » YANGON — Myanmar's Central Bank on Thursday defended its first sale of government debt under the reformist regime as "successful", despite selling less than half of the US$50 million offering, as it looks to finance rising state spending.

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