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    Investors heartened as fed ends rate suspense

    Business, Published on 20/03/2017

    » Recap: Investors were treading cautiously ahead of last week's US Federal Reserve meeting when the US central bank raised its benchmark interest rate as expected, but their appetite improved after Chair Janet Yellen's comments suggested a more gradual pace of monetary tightening this year. The Thai stock market joined the global rally as the wild swings in trade of Group Lease (GL) eased.

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    Equities wobble, Oil and gold slump as fed move draws near

    Business, Published on 13/03/2017

    » Recap: The near-certainty of a US Federal Reserve interest-rate increase this week prompted capital flight across Asia last week. With the US dollar strengthening, gold briefly fell below $1,200 an ounce in its worst week in four months, and oil also suffered a sharp sell-off.

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    Creativity and innovation: same-same but different

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 04/08/2016

    » Do creative leaders and innovation managers perform the same innovation role? A few months ago, I had an interesting conversation related to this question with the global head of idea and innovation management of a tech multinational. He revealed to my surprise that he sometimes has to supply ideas to his organisation's idea management system. This is an executive who is supposed to be a strategic, big-picture thinker driving major innovation initiatives. Sweating the small stuff is a waste of his time and talent, if you ask me.

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    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.

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    Global shares follow wall street upward

    Business, Published on 20/02/2017

    » Recap: Wall Street's record highs spurred other stock markets globally early last week. President Donald Trump's comment that his administration would soon unveil a "phenomenal "tax policy spurred the rally in stocks, the dollar and emerging-market assets. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's upbeat assessment of the US outlook and hints at a March interest-rate increase also bolstered investor risk sentiment.

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    Why so afraid? Human up! (Part 2)

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 16/02/2017

    » Four weeks ago, in the first part of this article, I pointed out that we are all descendants of brave, action-oriented and creative primal humans who boldly acted, created and collaborated to rise to the pinnacle of the evolutionary pyramid.

  • BUSINESS

    Dollar revival takes shine off asia stocks

    Business, Published on 14/02/2017

    » Recap: Asian markets fell early last week amid worries about Donald Trump's protectionist stance, uncertainty about France's political outlook, another crisis brewing in Greece and falling oil prices. However, sentiment picked up following Wall Street's climb to record highs after President Trump said he planned to overhaul business taxes. The Thai stock market see-sawed, with profit-taking keeping the SET Index in check while buying ahead of corporate earnings and dividend season limited the downside.

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    Trump tantrums keep traders on edge, SET dips

    Business, Nuntawun Polkuamdee, Published on 06/02/2017

    » Recap: World stock markets retreated as investors shied away from riskier assets over renewed concerns about US President Donald Trump's controversial ban on refugees and travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries and protectionist rhetoric that fanned fears of a global trade war. Buying ahead of corporate earnings releases and hopes for dividend payments cushioned the Thai stock market against a steep fall.

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    'CEO Disease' and how to prevent it

    Business, Kriengsak Niratpattanasai, Published on 19/09/2016

    » 'Coach Kriengsak, I've been a CEO for three months now and my honeymoon period is over," Kong tells me. "Today I want to discuss my plan for the next three months."

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    China weakness and Trump vagueness hurt sentiment

    Business, Published on 16/01/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets were mixed last week as disappointing Chinese trade data dented already weak investor sentiment after US President-elect Donald Trump offered no details of his big-spending fiscal plans at his first news conference in months. Higher oil prices lifted Thai stock market sentiment.

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