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    Slowdown Worries mounting

    Business, Published on 20/10/2014

    » Recap: Global bourses have been in bear mode as concerns mount about global economic growth. Investors are advised to keep a close watch on the US Federal Reserve, which will meet on Oct 28-29, for signals about monetary policy direction, as well as global economic conditions.

  • BUSINESS

    Surprise from Tokyo gives Asian shares a boost

    Business, Published on 03/11/2014

    » Recap: Asian stock markets gained last week, buoyed by the Bank of Japan's surprise move on Friday to expand its stimulus programme. The SET Index moved in a range of 1,547.89 and 1,584.35 points and closed at 1584.16, up 2.9% from the preceding week, in trade worth an average of 47.44 billion baht a day.

  • BUSINESS

    Set stalls despite high turnover, global optimism

    Business, Published on 10/11/2014

    » Recap: US and European markets surged last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new high, buoyed by signals from the European Central Bank (ECB) signal that it stands ready to introduce more economic stimulus measures if necessary.

  • 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

    Oil price plunge greases the skids for stocks

    Business, Published on 15/12/2014

    » Recap: The dive in oil prices to below US$60 a barrel rattled stock markets across the world last week and Thai shares were among those heavily sold.

  • BUSINESS

    Set tracks global moves linked to jobs and oil

    Business, Published on 12/01/2015

    » Recap: Crude oil prices, which slipped to below $50 a barrel, jolted global stock markets early last week before equities revived on upbeat US jobs data. The Thai stock market also tracked the global market's direction.

  • BUSINESS

    Swiss surprise caps volatile trading week

    Business, Published on 19/01/2015

    » Recap: Global bourses felt strong selling pressure from the downward spiral of oil prices and the unexpected scrapping of a cap on the Swiss franc against euro, before staging a relief rally on Friday.

  • BUSINESS

    Wall street jumps but factory data a worry

    Business, Published on 27/04/2015

    » Recap: While US markets surged, many other global stock markets sagged in response to disappointing factory activity in China, Japan and the euro zone, and concerns over Greek debt. The same worries pushed down Thai stocks.

  • BUSINESS

    Mers and air safety concerns push down SET

    Business, Published on 22/06/2015

    » Recap: Stock markets around the world rallied last week after the US Federal Reserve signalled that interest rates would rise more slowly than expected. However, the SET slid back below 1,500, led by tourism and aviation stocks, as Thailand reported its first case of Mers, and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) red-flagged the country for failing to address safety issues.

  • BUSINESS

    China worries hit stocks as blast deepens set pain

    Business, Published on 24/08/2015

    » Recap: A fresh Chinese equity rout triggered by weak manufacturing data and accelerating outflows, plunging oil prices and sabre-rattling between North and South Korea roiled stock markets across the world last week. The deadly bombing at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok further rattled nerves in Thailand, where stocks plunged well below 1,400 points.

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