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  • BUSINESS

    Equities hit by us interest rate speculation again

    Business, Published on 05/09/2016

    » Recap: Higher prospects for a US interest rate increase this year roiled global stock markets last week before the release of tepid job data on Friday weakened the case for any change. The Thai bourse faced selling pressure on Friday as investors cashed out for fear that capital inflows to Thailand would reverse, as has been seen in some other markets in Southeast Asia.

  • 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

    Emerging markets gain as US rate worries recede

    Business, Published on 12/10/2015

    » Recap: Disappointing US jobs data and minutes of the September Federal Reserve meeting triggered speculation that US interest rates will not rise until sometime next year, prompting capital flight back to emerging markets last week. Thai shares surged past 1,400 points, a level not seen since August.

  • 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

    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.

  • TECH

    Wall street staggers but set powers past 1,600

    Business, Published on 29/09/2014

    » Recap: Wall Street pulled back last week after disappointing US durable goods orders suggested the recovery might be weaker than thought. However, the Thai stock market continued to march up and finally passed 1,600 points — a level not seen since May last year — on Friday on investor hopes that economic stimulus measures will soon take hold. Window-dressing as the quarter-end approaches also lent support.

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