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  • 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

    Dollar revival takes shine off asia stocks

    Business, Published on 14/02/2017

    » Recap: Asian markets fell early last week amid worries about Donald Trump's protectionist stance, uncertainty about France's political outlook, another crisis brewing in Greece and falling oil prices. However, sentiment picked up following Wall Street's climb to record highs after President Trump said he planned to overhaul business taxes. The Thai stock market see-sawed, with profit-taking keeping the SET Index in check while buying ahead of corporate earnings and dividend season limited the downside.

  • 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

    Good week for stocks as concerns EASE about fed

    Business, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Recap: The deadly attacks in Paris and minutes of the October Federal Reserve meeting, which appeared to point to a December interest-rate increase, rattled global stock markets early last week. However, investors went on a buying spree later as they took a deeper look at the Fed minutes and concluded any action would be gradual. Better-than-expected GDP data for Thailand in the third quarter also lent some support to Thai shares.

  • BUSINESS

    Greek drama and Chinese rout push shares down

    Business, Published on 06/07/2015

    » Recap: Greece's debt default weighed on global stock markets last week ahead of yesterday's referendum. The start of this week promises to be choppy as US investors return from a long weekend and markets weigh the results of the Greek vote.

  • BUSINESS

    Little movement on set Amid Global fluctuations

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 17/11/2014

    » Recap: Global and Asian stock exchanges fluctuated last week due to a lack of positive factors to bolster sentiment. The SET Index moved in a narrow range of 1,555.78 and 1,580.92 points and closed at 1,575.88, down 0.16% from the previous week, on brisk average daily turnover of 52.62 billion baht. Foreign investors were net buyers of 960 million baht and brokers bought 1.33 billion more than they sold. Institutions were net sellers of 510 million baht and retail investors pulled 2.11 billion out of market.

  • BUSINESS

    Rate cut buoys set ahead of holiday as global stocks drift

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 04/05/2015

    » Recap: Global bourses moved mostly lower in response to disappointing US economic data and despite Federal Reserve signals that interest rates would not rise anytime soon. In Thailand, the SET rebounded on Thursday after the Bank of Thailand surprised the market by cutting its policy rate by 25 basis points to 1.50%.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    What's new in business news: August 7, 2013

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 07/08/2013

    » Nok Air flight skids off runway delays flights, KBank tightens rules to reduce loans & Vibhavadi buys golf courses & new hospitals.

  • EASY NEWS

    A robber in pink

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 19/06/2013

    » A pink raincoat is not the normal choice for a robber, but this was no ordinary thief. Not only did he steal 2200 baht from a Phuket convenience store on Tuesday, but returned minutes later leaving a 10-baht coin on the counter.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Flood-zone home prices?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 06/12/2011

    » Flood area property values likely to drop. Flood safe areas (Srinakarin, Bang Na, Rama IX) & condos more attractive.

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