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  • NEWS

    Booze ban expands to bus drivers

    News, Om Jotikasthira, Published on 05/12/2017

    » Drivers of buses and other forms of public transport who are suspected of having consumed alcohol will be prohibited from operating vehicles in 61 accident-prone areas nationwide during the New Year period, Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said Monday.

  • BUSINESS

    Energy-Heavy set slips as equities surge elsewhere

    Business, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Recap: Asian and European stocks rallied after a record-breaking run on Wall Street, propelled by American hiring data that bolstered confidence in the global economy. Japan's Nikkei ended Friday above 20,000 for the first time since December 2015. Oil headed for a three-week low, however, capping gains on the energy-heavy Thai stock market.

  • BUSINESS

    Trump tantrums keep traders on edge, SET dips

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 06/02/2017

    » Recap: World stock markets retreated as investors shied away from riskier assets over renewed concerns about US President Donald Trump's controversial ban on refugees and travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries and protectionist rhetoric that fanned fears of a global trade war. Buying ahead of corporate earnings releases and hopes for dividend payments cushioned the Thai stock market against a steep fall.

  • BUSINESS

    Even in a greener world, fossil fuels still rule

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 07/11/2016

    » The current global trend may be "going green, going electric and going mobile", but fossil fuels will continue to dominate energy consumption globally, especially in developing countries, says the CEO of PTT Plc, Thailand's biggest energy company.

  • BUSINESS

    Sset steady above 1,500 in mixed week for equities

    Business, Published on 25/07/2016

    » Recap: US stocks closed out their fourth straight week of gains but European markets were mostly flat, amid concerns ranging from Brexit to the future of Turkey following a failed coup attempt. Japan slid back amid indications that central bank stimulus might not be as aggressive as traders had hoped for.

  • BUSINESS

    Cautious tone from fed gives big lift to stocks

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 04/04/2016

    » Recap: The cautious tone of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments on the global economy that lessened prospects for a US interest-rate increase triggered a global stock market rally last week. Positive investor response to her views also pushed the Thai stock market back above 1,400 points.

  • BUSINESS

    Terror sets tone globally, 4G drama keeps set busy

    Business, Published on 28/03/2016

    » Recap: Terror attacks in Brussels triggered panic selling last week in major markets, many of which were closed on Friday ahead of Easter. In Thailand, the failure of Jasmine International to pay for its 4G licence prompted a buying spree in telecom stocks as investors see competition easing. However, profit-taking after the rally capped the gains.

  • BUSINESS

    Mixed Fed rate signals spook stock investors

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 02/11/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets edged down last week after the US Federal Reserve suggested that an interest-rate increase was still possible before the end of this year. The news triggered a substantial sell-off by foreign investors in emerging markets in Asia.

  • BUSINESS

    CNT builds on established skills to diversify

    Business, ShareInvestor, Published on 19/06/2015

    » CNT has a reputable history, having built many of Thailand's landmarks including Democracy Monument, Klong Toey Port and the Rama VI Bridge among others. In 1991, CNT became the first construction company to list on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

  • BUSINESS

    Set flirts with 1,600 as central banks stay busy

    Business, Published on 01/12/2014

    » Recap: China's surprise interest rate cut, the first in more than two years, and speculation about further stimulus by the European Central Bank (ECB) propelled the run-up in Asian stock markets last week. The buying spree in tax-saving equity funds as the year-end approaches buoyed the Thai bourse which briefly surpassed 1,600 points.

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