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    Investors heartened as fed ends rate suspense

    Business, Published on 20/03/2017

    » Recap: Investors were treading cautiously ahead of last week's US Federal Reserve meeting when the US central bank raised its benchmark interest rate as expected, but their appetite improved after Chair Janet Yellen's comments suggested a more gradual pace of monetary tightening this year. The Thai stock market joined the global rally as the wild swings in trade of Group Lease (GL) eased.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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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