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  • OPINION

    Street-food plan starves poor of choice

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 20/04/2017

    » Soon after being hailed as the city with the world's best street food by CNN, and with the Michelin Guide announcing it will visit Thailand this year, City Hall which is known to have a love-hate relationship with street vendors, yesterday decided to keep street food in certain spots in the capital -- to serve tourists, not residents.

  • BUSINESS

    Too early for rate hate

    Business, Published on 10/08/2019

    » The Bank of Thailand voted 5-2 in favour of cutting its policy interest rate by 25 basis points to 1.50% in response to weak economic growth. The move came as a surprise to the market and to us. At this point, we believe that the central bank may wait to see the impact from Wednesday's decision before taking any additional steps.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    SSI rehabilitation plan 'almost ready'

    Business, Somruedi Banchongduang, Published on 17/02/2016

    » The business rehabilitation plan of Sahaviriya Steel Industries Plc, the country's largest maker of hot-rolled coil steel, will soon be finished, says Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), one of SSI's major creditors.

  • 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

    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.

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