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  • BUSINESS

    ECB details stimulus plan

    Published on 02/10/2014

    » NAPLES, ITALY - European Central Bank (ECB) head Mario Draghi says a stimulus programme that includes buying private-sector bonds will mean a significant increase in the bank's efforts to help the economy.

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    Currencies slump, funds flee emerging markets

    Business, Published on 08/09/2018

    » Recap: Emerging stock markets, especially those in Asia, experienced heavy fund outflows as concerns mounted over the health of emerging economies in general, and contagion impact from the likes of Argentina and Turkey. The Indonesian rupiah hit a two-decade low and the Indian rupee also lost more ground. US-China trade tensions continue to cast a pall over markets as well.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia markets up on Ukraine deal

    Published on 13/02/2015

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets mostly rose Friday after European leaders and Russia agreed a plan to end Ukraine's 10-month war, while confidence Greece would reach a debt overhaul deal with its creditors boosted the euro against the dollar.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia shares mixed, Europe stocks tumble

    Published on 30/10/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets were mixed Thursday while the dollar resumed its upward march against the yen after the Federal Reserve wound up its vast bond-buying scheme and reiterated its plan to keep interest rates at record lows.

  • BUSINESS

    Investors heartened by signals from Fed

    Business, Published on 31/07/2017

    » Recap: US and European stock exchanges picked up last week after the US Federal Reserve kept its interest rate at 1.25% and reaffirmed plans for a gradual tightening of its monetary policy and tapering of its balance sheet.

  • BUSINESS

    Energy-Heavy set slips as equities surge elsewhere

    Business, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Recap: Asian and European stocks rallied after a record-breaking run on Wall Street, propelled by American hiring data that bolstered confidence in the global economy. Japan's Nikkei ended Friday above 20,000 for the first time since December 2015. Oil headed for a three-week low, however, capping gains on the energy-heavy Thai stock market.

  • BUSINESS

    Dovish tone from yellen heartens equity investors

    Business, Published on 17/07/2017

    » Recap: Most Asian stock markets gained last week as investors took their cue from another all-time closing high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while dovish comments from the Federal Reserve on the interest rate outlook also bolstered risk sentiment. Oil prices also rallied but the impact on the energy-heavy Thai bourse was limited.

  • BUSINESS

    Equities wobble, Oil and gold slump as fed move draws near

    Business, Published on 13/03/2017

    » Recap: The near-certainty of a US Federal Reserve interest-rate increase this week prompted capital flight across Asia last week. With the US dollar strengthening, gold briefly fell below $1,200 an ounce in its worst week in four months, and oil also suffered a sharp sell-off.

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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.

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