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  • THAILAND

    Govt tackles big sector items, but the poor still waiting

    Spectrum, Published on 20/05/2018

    » After almost four years in power, the military government may have been successful in some macroeconomic areas and structural changes. In terms of the household economy, however, it still faces the uphill task of easing the plight of the grassroots.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks climb as prospects for fed rate hike recede

    Business, Published on 06/06/2016

    » Recap: Global stock markets rose last week as investors now believe the US Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates until July at the earliest, given concerns about the market impact of the June 23 UK referendum on EU membership. Poor US job figures for May also weakened the case for a rate hike. A recovery in oil prices also lifted sentiment. Thai shares advanced on buying of energy and bank blue chips.

  • 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

    Exiting PTT boss brushes off worries

    Business, Yuthana Praiwan, Published on 19/04/2018

    » Tevin Vongvanich, president and chief executive of PTT Plc, the national oil and gas conglomerate, says there is no call for worry as he hands over his corporate social responsibility (CSR) mission to a new top executive, Chansin Treenuchagron, on Aug 31.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks trade in narrow range as investors comb us data

    Business, Published on 07/08/2017

    » Recap: Global investors remained concerned last week about US political developments and economic data that could influence a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase, amid signs that the Fed was growing more cautious. Wall Street staged a revival on Friday after the US reported strong employment numbers for July.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil rout drags down asian stocks, But manila shines

    Business, Published on 08/05/2017

    » Recap: Asian stocks fell last week, dragged down by tumbling oil prices on fresh global supply glut concerns. However, the Philippines outperformed the region as stocks rose to a nine-month high. Thai trading was rangebound amid a dearth of market-moving news.

  • BUSINESS

    China anxiety hits shares, Set endures volatile week

    Business, Published on 17/10/2016

    » Recap: Disappointing Chinese trade data that revived concerns about the world's second largest economy weighed on global market sentiment last week. Thai shares experienced wild swings throughout the week on domestic worries, plunging below 1,400 points before buying on dips reversed the sharp drop on Friday.

  • BUSINESS

    Myths and realities of executive coaching in thailand

    Business, Kriengsak Niratpattanasai, Published on 16/05/2016

    » Executive coaching is a relatively new tool for leadership development in Thailand so it is natural that there are some misunderstandings about it. This article aims to provide insight and address the myths and realities of this discipline.

  • BUSINESS

    Japanese stimulus plan gives lift to Asian stocks

    Business, Published on 01/08/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets advanced last week, propelled by Japan's bigger-than-expected fiscal stimulus plan, while investors shrugged off a US Federal Reserve statement that opened room for a policy rate hike later this year. Thai shares also climbed higher in liquidity-driven trade.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian shares rise but 4G cost concerns hit set

    Business, Published on 28/12/2015

    » Recap: A Wall Street rally propelled by consumer sentiment at a five-month high in December gave a boost to most Asian stock markets. However, concerns over expensive 4G licences in Thailand triggered a sharp sell-off in telecom stocks and battered the SET index. Lower oil prices also put pressure on the local bourse.

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