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    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.

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    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

    Rate cuts, stimulus moves help propel global stocks

    Business, Published on 08/08/2016

    » Recap: An interest-rate cut and new quantitative easing plans by the Bank of England, along with additional stimulus in Japan, helped propel global stock markets last week. In the US, stocks jumped on Friday in response to healthy employment data, which helped offset a weak manufacturing report earlier.

  • 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 after black monday as rate fears ease

    Business, Published on 31/08/2015

    » Recap: China's Black Monday sparked a sell-off in global stock markets before a relief rally took hold across the world amid hints that the US Federal Reserve would not lift interest rates in September given fragile global conditions. Stimulus measures proposed by the Thai government's new economic team also improved investors' appetite for local shares.

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    Good week for stocks as concerns EASE about fed

    Business, Published on 23/11/2015

    » Recap: The deadly attacks in Paris and minutes of the October Federal Reserve meeting, which appeared to point to a December interest-rate increase, rattled global stock markets early last week. However, investors went on a buying spree later as they took a deeper look at the Fed minutes and concluded any action would be gradual. Better-than-expected GDP data for Thailand in the third quarter also lent some support to Thai shares.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian markets await jobs data with bated breath

    Business, Published on 05/10/2015

    » Recap: Asian stock markets changed little as investors awaited US jobs data, crucial information for the US Federal Reserve in deciding on its first rate hike in years. However, banking stocks were under selling pressure on investor concerns that larger loan-loss provisions to cushion against rising non-performing loans could erode third-quarter profits.

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