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  • NEWS

    On the run with Toon again

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 31/08/2018

    » On Dec 25 last year, the entire nation cheered on Artiwara "Toon" Kongmalai as he crossed the finish line in Mae Sai, the northernmost district of the country. It was the completion of his much-celebrated, and much-debated, 55-day charity run to raise funds for 11 public hospitals. The "Kao Kon La Kao" project covered a distance of 2,215km, starting from the country's southern tip in Betong, Yala, and arriving up north in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai. Over 1 billion baht was raised from the run.

  • BUSINESS

    Dovish tone from yellen heartens equity investors

    Business, Published on 17/07/2017

    » Recap: Most Asian stock markets gained last week as investors took their cue from another all-time closing high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while dovish comments from the Federal Reserve on the interest rate outlook also bolstered risk sentiment. Oil prices also rallied but the impact on the energy-heavy Thai bourse was limited.

  • BUSINESS

    North korea and oil slump keep investors on sidelines

    Business, Published on 10/07/2017

    » Recap: A long-range missile launch by North Korea put investors back in risk-off mode early last week. A sharp decline in oil prices further dampened sentiment before a Friday rally on Wall Street in response to better-than-expected job figures for June. A buying spree in energy giant PTT following a recent fall and in banking stocks ahead of second-quarter earnings results helped limit losses in the Thai stock market.

  • BUSINESS

    US politics dent sentiment but energy shares lift set

    Business, Published on 22/05/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets retreated in response to a ballooning political crisis in Washington, with reports that President Donald Trump tried to interfere with an investigation into his campaign's links with Russia before firing his FBI chief. The Thai stock market outperformed a bit as buying in heavyweight energy stocks offset a selling spree in banks expected to be hurt by lending rate cuts.

  • 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

    Scepticism about Trump tax plan keeps stocks in check

    Business, Published on 01/05/2017

    » Recap: Cautious optimism over the US President Donald Trump's radical tax reform and concern about global trade and "America First" policies kept investors' appetite for risky assets in check last week. Concerns about an uptick in bad loans at large banks and the arrival of the XD season triggered a selling spree in the Thai stock market.

  • BUSINESS

    Worries about korea and france keep trade subdued

    Business, Published on 24/04/2017

    » Recap: Global stock markets were subdued earlier last week amid concerns over mounting geopolitical tension on the Korean peninsula and Sunday's first-round presidential election in France. However, sentiment for risk assets improved later as optimism spread about US tax reform. The Thai stock market moved back and forth amid a dearth of positive catalysts.

  • BUSINESS

    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

    Asian shares drift lower in thin Pre-Holiday trade

    Business, Published on 26/12/2016

    » Recap: The oil price retreat and lack of positive market-moving factors weighed on Asian stocks last week. Thai shares also tracked the fall in the regional bourses, but buying in tax-saving funds ahead of the year-end limited the downside.

  • BUSINESS

    Set pushes above 1,500 as oil rally buoys equities

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 10/10/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets climbed as signs of strength in the United States bolstered demand for riskier investments. Higher oil prices also helped propel bourses. Risk-on sentiment and speculation about better third-quarter earnings buoyed the Thai stock market.

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