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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...
Thailand, Qatar want to ‘bridge cultural divide’

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The Thai ambassador to Qatar at a cultural event on Thailand recently held in Doha said that both countries will seek "more cultural cooperation"...
Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya ready to sell $5.6b stake

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In what is the biggest acquisition by a Japanese bank in Asia ever, Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has launched a bid for a...
‘Rubber City’ in Thailand’s south to drive development

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The planned "Rubber City" in Thailand's southern province of Songhkla, an industrial estate focused on rubber production and processing, is hoped to spur investment...
Thai rice price drops to lowest level since 2011

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The day Thailand's reshuffled cabinet approved the reversal of the rice price cut for farmers and reset it to 15,000 baht ($483) per tonne,...
Malaysia palm oil businesses coming to Myanmar

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Myanmar, a country still intimately hinged on agriculture, will become the recipient of investment by Malaysian companies looking to construct palm oil factories, Minister...
Thai rice fiasco: More problems on the horizon

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The Thai rice thriller gets an extension: The newly established cabinet of Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on July 1, one day after it...
Losses from Thai rice scheme could reach $22b

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The populist rice pledging scheme in Thailand that granted each farmer a fixed price of 15,000 baht ($484) per tonne could lead to a...
Investing in Myanmar: What about the poppy economy?

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With investors queuing up and pouring billions of dollars into the Myanmar economy prompting a radical socio-economic transition, the question has to be raised:...
No ‘butts’ about ASEAN healthcare

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In the Philippines, there is no need to fear committing a faux pas by taking a cigarette from an open pack on a table....
Worldwide concerns over Thailand’s overlooked slavery issue

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“I saw others beaten with different instruments, with things like a wooden rod or things like that… the senior crew attacked workers with knives....
Thailand wants tourists to buy health insurance

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Thailand's state agencies have agreed "in principle" with the Public Health Ministry's proposal to require foreign tourists to buy travel and health insurance before...
Sixt drives into Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam

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The Thai subsidiary of German car rental company Sixt said it will spend more than $3.2 million to extend its business to Laos, Myanmar...
Thailand to battle obesity, starting with cops

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Thai health authorities have realised that there is a growing problem with obesity in the nation, with the number of overweight preschool children having...
Thailand gives nod to $11b water management loan

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Thailand's finance ministry on June 28 signed a contract for loans to finance the $11 billion water and flood management scheme, the country's state...
Thailand’s $11b water management project stalled

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In another blow to the ruling coalition in Thailand, a court in Bangkok on June 27  decided that the planned $11 billion flood control...
Thailand’s Deputy Commerce Minister mocked for promotion video

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In an attempt to promote traditional grocery stores, Thailand’s Deputy Commerce Minister Nattawut Saikuar wrote and released a music video titled “Show Huay Show...
Thailand cuts GDP growth target for 2013

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A sluggish global economy and the volatility of Thailand currency, the baht, were the reasons cited by the country's National Economic and Social Development...