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    SET pain done but trade war a worry

    Business, Published on 14/07/2018

    » Market recap: Thai shares managed to stage a mild rebound over the past week amid volatility on global bourses. Renewed worries over a fresh round of US-China trade tensions weighed on overall sentiment.

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    Finance Ministry to hold 99% of IBank

    Business, Chatrudee Theparat, Published on 31/05/2018

    » The government is set to inject 2 billion baht into state-owned Islamic Bank of Thailand (IBank) as soon as there is an announcement of the amended Islamic Bank of Thailand Act in the Royal Gazette, allowing the Finance Ministry to hold more than 49% of the bank.

  • BUSINESS

    Social media a key to reaching Myanmar consumers

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 24/07/2017

    » As social media gains popularity in Myanmar, more foreign companies are using it to reach consumers who go online for product information. However, marketing to Myanmar's growing consumer class has room for improvement.

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    Entrepreneurial banker

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 03/10/2016

    » From oilfield engineer to one of Indonesia's most influential bankers, Helman Sitohang is a big believer that instinct is the most powerful driver when it comes to leading a person to where he should be.

  • 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

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Set edges up despite Asian dip on China worries

    Business, Published on 25/05/2015

    » Recap: US and European stocks marched up last week with the Dow Jones and S&P hitting records as weak housing sales and manufacturing data suggested a delay in a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase. Most Asian markets retreated, especially in China, on worries over economic health of the world's second largest economy.

  • BUSINESS

    SET fails to advance despite surprise rate cut

    Business, Published on 16/03/2015

    » Recap: US and global stock markets climbed for most of last week, propelled by eased worries over a US rate increase following a report of disappointing retail sales in February. In the Thai stock market, the Bank of Thailand's unexpected move to cut its policy rate improved investors' risk appetite but stocks still failed to advance.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian shares mostly lower

    Published on 30/09/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets mostly slipped Tuesday, with Hong Kong hit for a second day as a pro-democracy protest showed no signs of abating and a gauge of Chinese manufacturing came in below forecast.

  • BUSINESS

    China worries keep lid on global equity gains

    Business, Published on 25/08/2014

    » Recap: Asian stock markets marched up early last week amid eased concerns over a Russia-Ukraine confrontation and upbeat US economic readings, but a sell-off kicked in on renewed concerns over China's economy after tepid manufacturing figures were released. The Thai stock market stayed firmly above the resistance of 1,550 points on hopes that the economy will recover now that NCPO leader Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has been chosen as the new prime minister.

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