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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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    Share trade subdued after long-expected Fed move

    Business, Published on 19/06/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets traded cautiously earlier last week as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve's rate decision. A rout in US technology stocks later in the week also dampened market sentiment. The Thai stock market still moved in a rangebound trade amid a lack of positive news.

  • BUSINESS

    Set moves ahead as dow hits 20,000 point milestone

    Business, Published on 30/01/2017

    » Recap: The Dow Jones Industrial Average last week crossed the 20,000 mark for the first time, lifting Thai shares by 1% on Thursday to a two-year high before rally slowed at the end of the week. European equities slipped and trading in Asia was subdued because of the Lunar New Year holidays.

  • 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

    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

    Opec output-cut deal provides lift for equities

    Business, Published on 03/10/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets see-sawed last week with news developments. The relief rally that followed the previous week's Fed meeting ebbed, but Hillary Clinton's strong performance against Donald Trump in the first US presidential debate cheered investors. Also buoying sentiment was Opec's surprise agreement to cut oil output, but worries about the health of Deutsche Bank, which faces huge US fines for dodgy business practices, capped gains. The Opec decision helped the energy-heavy Thai stock market recoup some earlier losses.

  • 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

    Mers and air safety concerns push down SET

    Business, Published on 22/06/2015

    » Recap: Stock markets around the world rallied last week after the US Federal Reserve signalled that interest rates would rise more slowly than expected. However, the SET slid back below 1,500, led by tourism and aviation stocks, as Thailand reported its first case of Mers, and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) red-flagged the country for failing to address safety issues.

  • BUSINESS

    Mixed Fed rate signals spook stock investors

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 02/11/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets edged down last week after the US Federal Reserve suggested that an interest-rate increase was still possible before the end of this year. The news triggered a substantial sell-off by foreign investors in emerging markets in Asia.

  • 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.

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