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Liberalisation bodes well for ASEAN capital markets

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The liberalisation of ASEAN capital markets is making great strides this year. This bodes well for companies throughout the region and, consequently, for ASEAN's...
Southeast Asia’s emerging retirement destinations

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Retiring in Southeast Asia has become a viable option for Westerners hitting the 50 plus age bracket. In 2010, the New York Times estimated...
UNCTAD: Thailand needs to improve 10 areas

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The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has recommended that Thailand develop 10 areas to improve it position in ASEAN, after several...
Thailand expects 28 million tourists in 2014

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) forecast foreign arrivals to the country to hit 28 million by 2014, a 7 per cent jump from...
Thailand’s Hitler restaurant now called ‘H-ler’

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A chicken takeaway restaurant in Thailand that used to call itself "Hitler" and displayed the German Nazi leader's portrait in a way resembling the...
Tata looks at Indonesia as biggest export market

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India's car maker Tata Motors drives into Indonesia and will introduce 6 new models in September 2013, aiming at making the 240-million people country...
Bank of Thailand concernced about growing private debt

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Financial authorities in Thailand are getting increasingly concerned about rising household debts in the nation, a regional evelopment that has already led Singapore and...
Thai opposition stokes fears of coup, ‘civil war’

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Thailand's opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, head of the Democrat Party, in his recent speeches warned the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra "not to...
ASEAN’s southern grouping gets active

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An effective force in ASEAN has recently been making headlines. As opposed to the their counterpart in the Mekong region (a union defined by...
Thailand’s high-speed train tickets ‘too expensive’

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The Thai government's ambitious plan to construct a high-speed train network in the country will be a big failure, critics claim, as ticket prices...
65% of Thais are fine with corruption

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A survey among around 2,100 people all over Thailand conducted from July 1 to 5 by Abac Poll Research Center, a department of the...
Spotlight: What is Thailand’s next direction?

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The precarious political path Thailand has once again stepped onto was the decision of a chat on Twitter today, July 5. Below are some of...
Thailand remodels tax incentives for investors

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Thailand's Board of Investment is changing its tax incentive structure for foreign investors as it shifts its investment focus away from cheap labour and...
Spotlight: Thailand’s next crucible – A sunshine scenario

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Thailand's center-populist government has received its fair share of public slapping over the past few weeks, for its "brilliant" handling of populist, but extraordinarily...
Spotlight: Thailand’s next crucible – A doomsday scenario

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Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra appears to be armouring herself for battle. The country’s first female head of state, Yingluck appeared before a royal...
Thailand’s internet users set to double

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Far from being a land of ascetic Buddhist norms, today Thailand is one of the most connected countries in the region. As of July...
Thailand’s 50 super-rich own $84b

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Forbes Asia on July 3 came out with the newest "Top 50 richest list" on Thailand, and it can be seen that the tycoons...
Is ASEAN willpower finally strong enough to cut subsidies?

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In light of recent news, the answer is apparently yes. Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines have finally demonstrated the political will necessary to remove...