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    Trump comments, 'hard Brexit' talk depress stocks

    Business, Published on 23/01/2017

    » Recap: Donald Trump's comment that the US dollar was too strong and blunting the country's competitiveness rattled global stock markets last week, as did fears over the impact of a "hard Brexit" as outlined by British PM Theresa May. As well, confusion about Mr Trump's political and economic agenda made investors step back from risky assets ahead of his inauguration on Friday. The Thai stock market tracked the global trend, but the magnitude of its fall was limited.

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    Charter vote lifts set in good week for stocks

    Business, Published on 15/08/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets advanced last week, buoyed by a big gain in US jobs in July and a slowdown in the decline of Chinese producer prices. The Thai stock market rallied as investors' confidence in political stability improved after voters endorsed the draft constitution by a margin of 61% to 39% in the Aug 7 referendum. The SET was closed on Friday so there has been no market reaction yet to a series of deadly bombings that hit five southern provinces.

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    Asian equities dip as Fed signals imminent rate hike

    Business, Published on 27/02/2017

    » Recap: While the Dow Jones set fresh records before slipping on Friday, Asian stock markets retreated as investors reassessed the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting, which kept the prospect of a March interest-rate increase in play. The Thai stock market tracked regional bourses in muted trade.

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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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    Exploring the options

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 02/03/2015

    » As Thailand takes a three-month respite from the noisy debate over oil and gas exploration, all sides involved hope that the time will be used to come up with a system that promotes energy security and is fair to the public and business alike.

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    SET drifts as global stocks rise on Greek relief

    Business, Published on 02/03/2015

    » Recap: Greece's bailout extension propelled global stock markets, with some hitting multi-year records. However, investors in the Thai stock market shrugged off the positive news and jumped on the sell-off bandwagon on disappointing earnings.

  • News & article

    Tolerance of corruption

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 29/11/2010

    » Citizens who won't tolerate corruption anymore, as in the case of Hong Kong over 50 years ago, may be the essential ingredient in fighting corruption.

  • News & article

    Electricity shocks coming?

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 28/06/2011

    » Electricity bills here in Thailand are likely to increase unless a major pipeline leak can be repaired soon.

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    Oil subsidies: Road to "financial chaos" ?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 11/05/2011

    » Soaring oil prices won't change gas guzzling habits if government pays for it. Crippling public debt like Greece's may result.

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