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  • BUSINESS

    Global tremors nag stocks

    Business, Published on 27/10/2018

    » Recap: Global stock markets continue to experience volatility as tensions over global trade and unsettled Brexit negotiations keep a lid on bullish sentiment. The recent decline in global oil prices has added pressure to bourses worldwide, with the Stock Exchange of Thailand's main gauge falling below 1,600 points during intra-day trading hours.

  • BUSINESS

    Currencies slump, funds flee emerging markets

    Business, Published on 08/09/2018

    » Recap: Emerging stock markets, especially those in Asia, experienced heavy fund outflows as concerns mounted over the health of emerging economies in general, and contagion impact from the likes of Argentina and Turkey. The Indonesian rupiah hit a two-decade low and the Indian rupee also lost more ground. US-China trade tensions continue to cast a pall over markets as well.

  • BUSINESS

    Lloyds profits surge as bank builds on recovery

    AFP, Published on 21/02/2018

    » LONDON: Lloyds Banking Group on Wednesday said that its net profit soared 52% last year, when the UK lender returned fully to the private sector following a state bailout.

  • OPINION

    Authoritarian cryptocurrencies are on the march

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 18/10/2017

    » With Russia and China both embracing the idea of sovereign cryptocurrencies, it's time to ask a simple question: Why is a technology threatening to decentralise money so attractive to highly centralised, authoritarian regimes?

  • OPINION

    'Justice' Thai-style

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 04/12/2016

    » Re: "Police ponder legal action in abbot ordeal", (BP, Dec 2). The inability of the DSI to arrest Phra Dhammajayo has descended into farce. In all probability he is no longer ensconced in Wat Phra Dhammakaya, despite what authorities say. With so many of his followers surrounding the temple it would be easy for him to slip away disguised as one of them. Maybe he is not even in Thailand.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil rout drags down shares ahead of fed talks

    Business, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets plunged last week as investors cashed out ahead of this week's much-awaited US Federal Reserve meeting. Worries over the oil glut also triggered selling of energy stocks, but the Thai market picked up following a recent steep fall.

  • BUSINESS

    Stimulus hopes and chinese gdp cheer stock investors

    Business, Published on 18/07/2016

    » Recap: Hopes that British and Japanese policymakers would ramp up economic stimulus bolstered risk appetites in global stock markets. China's better-than-expected second-quarter GDP also buoyed sentiment. The Thai market tracked the global trend.

  • BUSINESS

    Global shares mixed, Set has worst week of year

    Business, Published on 12/09/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied last week, propelled by fading prospects for a US rate increase this month and upbeat Chinese import data. However, markets sank on Friday after North Korea reported a nuclear test and a senior Federal Reserve official said waiting much longer to raise rates could hurt the US recovery.

  • BUSINESS

    Rate cuts, stimulus moves help propel global stocks

    Business, Published on 08/08/2016

    » Recap: An interest-rate cut and new quantitative easing plans by the Bank of England, along with additional stimulus in Japan, helped propel global stock markets last week. In the US, stocks jumped on Friday in response to healthy employment data, which helped offset a weak manufacturing report earlier.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks move upward as us rate-hike concerns ease

    Business, Published on 11/07/2016

    » Recap: US Federal Reserve minutes suggesting it is likely to refrain from raising interest rates anytime soon, and hopes of fresh stimulus from central banks pushed up stock markets last week. However, a sharp fall in oil prices on Thursday trimmed some gains before surprisingly good US jobs data sparked a rally on Friday. Thai shares extended their gains.

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