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  • BUSINESS

    Investors move to sidelines ahead of general election

    Business, Published on 16/03/2019

    » The SET Index moved sideways amid softer turnover this week as many investors started to move to the sidelines ahead of the March 24 general election. We expect Thai shares to continue in a sideways/sideways-down pattern for another week before staging a post-election rally.

  • OPINION

    The Pheu Thai circus

    News, Postbag, Published on 05/08/2017

    » How many times have Pheu Thai politicians shot themselves in the foot. I've lost count. This time they just shot themselves in the mouth, blaming the government for the floods in the Northeast (BP, July 31). Have they forgotten what they did in 2011?

  • BUSINESS

    Disappointment with Opec accord hits world equities

    Business, Published on 29/05/2017

    » Recap: Global equity markets retreated last week as a slump in crude prices triggered a sell-off in energy stocks after an Opec-led decision to extend output cuts fell short of expectations. However, markets rallied on Friday amid a consensus that the sell-off had been an overreaction. The energy-heavy Thai stock market started the week strongly in anticipation of good news from Opec, and offshore fund inflows helped to limit losses later.

  • BUSINESS

    Asian equities dip as Fed signals imminent rate hike

    Business, Published on 27/02/2017

    » Recap: While the Dow Jones set fresh records before slipping on Friday, Asian stock markets retreated as investors reassessed the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting, which kept the prospect of a March interest-rate increase in play. The Thai stock market tracked regional bourses in muted trade.

  • OPINION

    Not another monopoly

    News, Postbag, Published on 20/07/2016

    » If a state enterprise must be chosen to run airport parking lots, PTT should not be the choice, for its core mission is all about oil.

  • 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

    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

    Rate cuts, stimulus moves help propel global stocks

    Business, Published on 08/08/2016

    » Recap: An interest-rate cut and new quantitative easing plans by the Bank of England, along with additional stimulus in Japan, helped propel global stock markets last week. In the US, stocks jumped on Friday in response to healthy employment data, which helped offset a weak manufacturing report earlier.

  • BUSINESS

    Set rides wave of ECB euphoria to 5.3% Gain

    Business, Published on 26/01/2015

    » Recap: An aggressive stimulus move by the European Central Bank (ECB) stoked a global stock rally last week. The Thai market also tracked the euphoria.

  • BUSINESS

    FED decision to stand PAT helps revive Asian stocks

    Business, Published on 21/09/2015

    » Recap: A buying spree in Asian stocks, particularly emerging markets, preceded last week's US Federal Reserve meeting, in hopes the Fed would leave its benchmark interest rate untouched. The rally continued after the decision was confirmed on Friday.

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