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Thailand junta presents economic crisis plan

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Thailand's ruling junta has announced a series of measures aimed at averting an economic crisis, two weeks after the generals took power in a...
Foreign investors pull out $2b from Thailand

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Thailand's May 22 military coup prompted global investors to pull about $2 billion from the nation’s stocks and bonds, sending the country's currency downwards. The...
Martial law in Thailand hurts currency, stocks, tourism

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Thailand's currency, the baht, and Thai shares fell on May 20 after the army imposed martial law in an attempt to restore stability. The...
Thailand’s economy set to tumble into the abyss

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Due to the months-long street protests in Thailand and the absence of a functioning government, Thailand's economy is increasingly deteriorating. The country is already losing...
Honda postpones construction of new $530m plant in Thailand

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Japan's Honda Motor Co. said it would delay construction of a $530 million car-assembly plant by at least six months in Thailand due to...
New Thai election date set for July 20

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Thailand's Election Commission and the prime minister agreed on April 30 to hold a general election on July 20, but anti-government protesters who disrupted...
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...
Foreign investors dump $1b worth of Thai stocks

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Foreign investors continued their retreat from the Stock Exchange of Thailand over the past days, having sold 33.99 million baht (around $1 billion) worth...
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...
Thai farmers advised to ‘steal their rice back’

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Disgruntled Thai rice growers, who haven't been paid by the government for their crops since November 2013 - some even longer - under the...
Thai rice farmers plan huge rally in Bangkok

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Thailand's rice farmers have demanded to talk with a deputy prime minister or minister with a relevant portfolio about ending their ongoing road blockade...
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...
Thailand breaking up? Red Shirts want capital Chiang Mai

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The pro-government red shirt movement in Chiang Mai province said it has prepared a retreat for caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra should the Thai...
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...
Thai elections on February 2 confirmed: PM

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Thailand’s prime minister has confirmed a general election will be held on February 2, a source from her party said on January 28 after...
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...