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    SET up 0.2%, global markets cringe over trade war fears

    Business, Published on 03/03/2018

    » Recap: Global stock markets fell to two-week lows yesterday, with steelmakers taking a pounding after US President Donald Trump said he would impose hefty tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, reviving fears of a trade war.

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    Investors pause before Fed decision; oil woes persist

    Business, Published on 12/06/2017

    » Recap: Global stock markets moved cautiously last week as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve's policy rate decision this week. Falling oil prices amid concern over rising supply from the US and Nigeria also exacerbated market sentiment. The Thai stock market moved in a very tight range on a dearth of positive factors.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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.

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