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  • BUSINESS

    Investors heartened by signals from Fed

    Business, Published on 31/07/2017

    » Recap: US and European stock exchanges picked up last week after the US Federal Reserve kept its interest rate at 1.25% and reaffirmed plans for a gradual tightening of its monetary policy and tapering of its balance sheet.

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    Syria and Trump-Xi talks keep investors on sidelines

    Business, Published on 10/04/2017

    » Recap: Markets were rattled late last week after US cruise missiles struck a Syrian air base, while global investors moved to the sidelines pending the outcome of talks between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Safe-haven assets such as the yen and gold soared and oil prices also surged. The formal promulgation of the country's 20th constitution, ensuring an election sometime late next year, helped keep the Thai stock market in a rangebound trade.

  • BUSINESS

    Equity rally pauses as investors contemplate Fed

    Business, Published on 06/03/2017

    » Recap: Equity markets jumped last week in the US and are up 10% since the presidential election in November, as consumer confidence hit a 15-year high, further supporting the case for higher interest rates when the US Federal Reserve meets on March 14-15.

  • BUSINESS

    Stocks rally after black monday as rate fears ease

    Business, Published on 31/08/2015

    » Recap: China's Black Monday sparked a sell-off in global stock markets before a relief rally took hold across the world amid hints that the US Federal Reserve would not lift interest rates in September given fragile global conditions. Stimulus measures proposed by the Thai government's new economic team also improved investors' appetite for local shares.

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    Upbeat global mood helps keep set in black

    Business, Published on 22/09/2014

    » Recap: Asian stock markets advanced early last week on speculation that China will introduce monetary stimulus measures, but stocks pulled back after the US Federal Reserve surprisingly increased its estimate for its benchmark interest rate by the end of 2015. However, persistent offshore fund inflows helped the Thai market trade in positive territory.

  • BUSINESS

    Set stalls despite high turnover, global optimism

    Business, Published on 10/11/2014

    » Recap: US and European markets surged last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new high, buoyed by signals from the European Central Bank (ECB) signal that it stands ready to introduce more economic stimulus measures if necessary.

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