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Bangkok shutdown

Thai gov’t asks for more troops in Bangkok in anticipation of violence erupting

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The Thai government is to ask the army to deploy more troops in Bangkok as fears mount that the country's lengthy political crisis could...
Thai tourism numbers down another 9%

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The number of international tourist arrivals to Thailand in March 2014 fell by 9.39 per cent year-on-year to 2.1 million due mainly to the...
New Thai Red Shirt leader prepares for ‘big battle’

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The new leader of Thailand's pro-government "red shirt" movement said on March 17 that his supporters would take to the streets in support of...
Thailand to lift state of emergency in Bangkok

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The Thai National Security Council is expected to lift a state of emergency in Bangkok, almost two months after it was imposed to quell...
Violence could cause $2.7b loss for Thai tourism

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) estimates that the number of foreign tourists visiting the country will drop by 900,000, leading to an estimated...
Thai protesters target Shinawatra firms, shares drop

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In a strategy to hurt the rich Shinawatra family where is probably hurts most, anti-government protesters in Thailand have resorted to rally at buildings...
Thai farmers to lay siege to Bangkok’s main airport

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Tens of thousands of farmers, traveling on more than 1,000 farm tractors in a long convoy from the upper northern and central provinces, on...
Thai tourism numbers stagnating

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International tourist arrivals to Thailand posted a razor-thin growth of 0.06 per cent in January 2014, according to the latest data from the Ministry...
Yingluck promises rice payments ‘next week’

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Long-overdue government subsidy payments to farmers under the rice-pledging scheme will begin next week, Thaialnd's caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on February 13,...
Gunshots, bombs, clashes in Bangkok (video)video

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Pro- and anti-government protesters clashed on February 1 - one day before Thailand's snap elections on Sunday - at around 4pm in Bangkok's Laksi...
Thai government defaults on paying off rice farmers

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The caretaker government in Thailand is unable to pay off rice farmers as promised by the end of January because it was unable to...
Thai gov’t to deploy 200,000 police on election day

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Thailand's government will deploy 200,000 police nationwide and 10,000 in the capital Bangkok for the February 2 elections, which protesters have promised to disrupt...
Investors shun Thailand, move on

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Three months of political turmoil in Thailand is starting to benefit neighbouring economies, as fund managers pull money from the kingdom, long-term investments are...
Bangkok hotels, restaurants cut staff by up to 20%

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The ongoing political turmoil in Bangkok and the drop in tourism numbers has forced hotel operators and restaurants to cut staff by up to...
Japan cancels all Thailand tours

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The emergency decree imposed over Bangkok and the ongoing anti-government protests in Thailand's capital have led to cancellations of all Japanese tours to Thailand,...
Massive Bangkok shutdown continues

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Despite the emergency decree imposed on January 22, the massive anti-government protest continue in Bangkok. Protesters marched again on January 25 across areas of...
Thai Airways’ load factor down to 70%

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Thai Airways said on January 24 the passenger load factor in the first quarter of 2014 will be down to 70 per cent, from...