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  • 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

    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.

  • BUSINESS

    Owe what a feeling

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 09/03/2015

    » The rapid accumulation of household debt seen in Asia over the past five years has triggered concerns about the prospect of a financial crisis similar to the one in 2007 caused by the bursting of the housing bubble in the United States.

  • BUSINESS

    Oil price plunge greases the skids for stocks

    Business, Published on 15/12/2014

    » Recap: The dive in oil prices to below US$60 a barrel rattled stock markets across the world last week and Thai shares were among those heavily sold.

  • 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%)

  • BUSINESS

    Central banks to discuss interest rates

    Published on 11/06/2012

    » Central banks in Southeast Asia's two largest economies meet to set interest rates this week, with officials forecast to hold off on stimulus days before a Greek election at risk of triggering a deeper European turmoil.

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