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  • BUSINESS

    HK protests keep LID on Asian stocks before rally

    Business, Published on 06/10/2014

    » Recap: Asian stock markets faced selling pressure last week as Wall Street retreated and tensions in Hong Kong rose. However, global markets rallied on Friday and even Thai stocks inched up after a poor week. The SET Index traded between 1,553.33 and 1,602.21 and closed at 1,570.28 point, down 1.9% on the week, in trade averaging 52.94 billion baht a day.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil rout, China weakness-keep-stocks-on-back-foot

    Business, Published on 18/01/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets swung back and forth last week but brief rebounds proved unsustainable in the face of dire economic news. Oil prices sank to a 12-year low below US$30 per barrel as investors worried about the health of the global economy, while the slowdown in China and volatility in its markets continued to make for a nervous start to the year. The Thai stock market had a similarly wild ride, tracking the regional bourses.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks advance as chances of US rate hike recede

    Business, Published on 19/10/2015

    » Recap: Global stock markets rallied last week on receding prospects for the first interest rate increase since 2006 by the US Federal Reserve amid signs of global economic weakness. Capital inflows to emerging markets including Thailand have also lifted their currencies against the dollar.

  • BUSINESS

    Global slowdown, local woes push down stocks

    Business, Published on 27/07/2015

    » Recap: Downbeat manufacturing data from China and the euro zone rattled global stock markets and sank gold prices to a five-year low last week. Concerns over Thailand's dimming economic prospects in the second half also pushed down local shares.

  • BUSINESS

    Bigger and better

    Asia focus, Published on 26/01/2015

    » Vietnam's central bank has begun a drive to strengthen the country's weak and inefficient banking sector through mergers and acquisitions that will create fewer but far more stable institutions.

  • BUSINESS

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Slowdown Worries mounting

    Business, Published on 20/10/2014

    » Recap: Global bourses have been in bear mode as concerns mount about global economic growth. Investors are advised to keep a close watch on the US Federal Reserve, which will meet on Oct 28-29, for signals about monetary policy direction, as well as global economic conditions.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Insurance payouts: Big or small?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 31/10/2011

    » 80% of 140 billion baht in losses covered by Japanese insurers & foreign reinsurers, but only 4.3% insured compared with US (8%) & UK (12.4%)

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