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    Asean should embrace the fourth industrial revolution

    Asia focus, Published on 13/11/2017

    » When the leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) gather for their 31st summit in the Philippines today, they will also be celebrating "Asean@50" -- testimony to Asean's endurance and durability over five decades, as the longest-running regional grouping of developing countries in the world.

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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.

  • News & article

    Politics key to growth, warns ADB

    Business, Published on 07/05/2015

    » BAKU: Local politics and external uncertainties are the major threats to Thailand's economic growth, but the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is maintaining its 2015 growth forecast at 3.6% on the expectation that exports will gain pace.

  • News & article

    China and Japan data, fed worries depress stocks

    Business, Published on 14/09/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets sagged last week on concerns about the economies of China and Japan after their disappointing economic data. Investors also unloaded equities ahead of the US Federal Reserve's much-awaited meeting this week, even though expectations of an interest-rate rate increase appear to have receded for now.

  • News & article

    Set recovers from manic monday with help from FED

    Business, Published on 22/12/2014

    » Recap: Global stock markets were jolted by further slide in oil prices early last week, but the US Federal Reserve's assurances on Wednesday that it would be "patient" about raising interest rates revived sentiment. The Thai stock market was also rattled further by an unspecified rumour that sent the SET index plunging 9.2% at one point on Monday — the biggest intraday fall since October 2008 — before bargain-hunting narrowed the loss. The SET said it found no irregularities in the slide, putting it down to panic selling.

  • News & article

    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.

  • News & article

    Burma: Hillary Clinton's historic visit

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 02/12/2011

    » Analysis of Hillary Clinton's historic visit to Burma by scholar Ernest Bower of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Singapore.

  • News & article

    For poor people: Loans, insurance, savings

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 31/01/2012

    » For the many poor people not able to use banks, Japan funds a program to provide them these essential services.

  • News & article

    Hot money to rock Asian capital markets

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 10/08/2011

    » Foreign capital flows into Asia and stronger currencies likely after US sovereign credit rating downgrade, ADB capital market report predicts.

  • Forum

    ACMECS CEO Forum

    By prnews, Created on: 30/06/2018, Last updated on: 30/06/2018

    » [b:18rt0pn2]Working together, prospering for the future[/b:18rt0pn2] [attachment=0:18rt0pn2]ACMECS CEO Forum.JPG[/attachment:18rt0pn2] It is not usual that political leaders, experts from financial institutions and executives of companies in the region have the chance to attend the same meeting....

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