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  • BUSINESS

    Investors heartened by signals from Fed

    Business, Published on 31/07/2017

    » Recap: US and European stock exchanges picked up last week after the US Federal Reserve kept its interest rate at 1.25% and reaffirmed plans for a gradual tightening of its monetary policy and tapering of its balance sheet.

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    Dovish tone from yellen heartens equity investors

    Business, Published on 17/07/2017

    » Recap: Most Asian stock markets gained last week as investors took their cue from another all-time closing high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while dovish comments from the Federal Reserve on the interest rate outlook also bolstered risk sentiment. Oil prices also rallied but the impact on the energy-heavy Thai bourse was limited.

  • BUSINESS

    Disappointment with Opec accord hits world equities

    Business, Published on 29/05/2017

    » Recap: Global equity markets retreated last week as a slump in crude prices triggered a sell-off in energy stocks after an Opec-led decision to extend output cuts fell short of expectations. However, markets rallied on Friday amid a consensus that the sell-off had been an overreaction. The energy-heavy Thai stock market started the week strongly in anticipation of good news from Opec, and offshore fund inflows helped to limit losses later.

  • BUSINESS

    Equity rally pauses as investors contemplate Fed

    Business, Published on 06/03/2017

    » Recap: Equity markets jumped last week in the US and are up 10% since the presidential election in November, as consumer confidence hit a 15-year high, further supporting the case for higher interest rates when the US Federal Reserve meets on March 14-15.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks drift as investors await signals from yellen

    Business, Published on 29/08/2016

    » Recap: Softer oil prices depressed Asian stock markets last week as investors worldwide also awaited cues on interest rates from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The Fed chief on Friday indicated conditions were almost right for a move but she did not say when. The Thai stock market moved in a limited range amid a lack of positive factors to drive activity.

  • BUSINESS

    FED decision to stand PAT helps revive Asian stocks

    Business, Published on 21/09/2015

    » Recap: A buying spree in Asian stocks, particularly emerging markets, preceded last week's US Federal Reserve meeting, in hopes the Fed would leave its benchmark interest rate untouched. The rally continued after the decision was confirmed on Friday.

  • BUSINESS

    Foreign flight poses threat to stock market

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 04/01/2016

    » The persistent exodus of foreign investors is of the greatest concern to the Thai stock market in 2016 after around 400 billion baht was cashed out over the past three years.

  • BUSINESS

    Global shares sink in bad case of China syndrome

    Business, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Recap: The new year got off to a miserable start as China suspended share trading twice, the yuan slid to a five-year low, and weak manufacturing and services data in the world's second-largest economy rattled traders everywhere including Thailand.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks rally strongly as fed dials back rate hikes

    Business, Published on 21/03/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied, propelled by the US Federal Reserve's dovish stance on its policy rate direction. However, the Thai stock market recorded its first weekly loss since Feb 12 as profit-taking capped gains.

  • BUSINESS

    Global shares rally on fed set flat amid 4G frenzy

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 21/12/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets moved sideways last week as sinking oil prices pushed down energy shares, and rebounded at the end of the week after the US Federal Reserve ended months of uncertainty by raising its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points for the first time in nine years. Thai stocks were little changed despite sinking on Friday, pulled down by telecoms as prices for 4G licences headed for a world record.

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