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  • 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

    Weakness in europe keeps global equities subdued

    Business, Published on 31/10/2016

    » Recap: Global equities were affected by poor sentiment led by European stocks, which fell for the entire week on disappointing corporate results. The European Central Bank is expected to now consider further stimulus to spur the lacklustre euro zone. The US Federal Reserve, meanwhile, is seen as moving closer to raising interest rates as third-quarter GDP growth of 2.9% exceeded expectations.

  • 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

    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

    Weak China outlook keeps shares on back foot

    Business, Published on 07/09/2015

    » Recap: Downbeat factory activity data in China cast a dark cloud over global stock markets as investors' concerns over the world's economic health mounted. However, economic stimulus measures to help low-income earners and SMEs shielded the Thai bourse.

  • BUSINESS

    China worries hit stocks as blast deepens set pain

    Business, Published on 24/08/2015

    » Recap: A fresh Chinese equity rout triggered by weak manufacturing data and accelerating outflows, plunging oil prices and sabre-rattling between North and South Korea roiled stock markets across the world last week. The deadly bombing at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok further rattled nerves in Thailand, where stocks plunged well below 1,400 points.

  • OPINION

    10 likely consequences of 'No' vote

    News, Mohamed A El-Erian, Published on 08/07/2015

    » By heeding their government's advice and voting "No" in the referendum on Sunday, Greek citizens sent an unambiguous message.

  • BUSINESS

    The China Syndrome

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 25/05/2015

    » China's ageing and deflationary cycle will have more far-reaching consequences for the rest of Asia and the world, as the trend is already pushing commodity prices to fall sharply and spreading deflationary pressure in many emerging markets, analysts warn.

  • BUSINESS

    Asia shares mixed, Europe stocks tumble

    Published on 30/10/2014

    » HONG KONG — Asian markets were mixed Thursday while the dollar resumed its upward march against the yen after the Federal Reserve wound up its vast bond-buying scheme and reiterated its plan to keep interest rates at record lows.

  • BUSINESS

    SET drifts as global stocks rise on Greek relief

    Business, Published on 02/03/2015

    » Recap: Greece's bailout extension propelled global stock markets, with some hitting multi-year records. However, investors in the Thai stock market shrugged off the positive news and jumped on the sell-off bandwagon on disappointing earnings.

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