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Yingluck Shinawatra

Thailand’s ex-PM Yingluck said to have fled to Dubai

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Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is said to have fled Thailand before a scheduled court verdict on August 25 that could have led...
Thai government earmarks $3.6 billion for rice support scheme

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The Thai military government will use a total of 127 billion baht ($3.62 billion) for loans and subsidies for rice farmers suffering from the...
Former Thai PM Yingluck slapped with $1-billion fine

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Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been presented a whopping 35.7-billion baht (around $1 billion) bill by the ruling military government as reparation...
Thailand, Myanmar agree on mutual visa-free travel

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Thailand and Myanmar signed an agreement on July 28 to allow citizens with ordinary passports to make visa-free travel of up to 14 days, provided...
Singapore names flower in honour of Thai junta leader

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Thailand's junta leader General Prayut Chan-ocha's two-day official visit to Singapore ended on June 12 on a flowery note as the National Orchid Garden...
Thai economy struggles as manufacturing output declines

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Thailand's economy continued to struggle in the second quarter of 2014 amid declining growth and manufacturing activity - underscoring concerns over the junta's ability...
European Union scales back ties with Thailand’s junta

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The European Union will scale back political ties with Thailand following the recent coup, putting on hold the signing of a political pact and...
Ruling Thai general to chair country’s Board of Investment

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The ruling general of Thailand's junta which took over power on May 22, Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, will chair a new 18-person Board of Investment...
Thailand’s inflation hits 14-month high

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Thailand's consumer-price index continued an upward trend in May to reach its highest level in 14 months. Inflation rose 2.62 per cent in May,...
Airline bookings to Thailand collapse

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Airline bookings to Thailand have nosedived, a travel association said on June 1, after the military took over the government on May 22, hitting...
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...
Moody’s: Thailand coup makes economic woes worse

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The May 22 coup d'etat in Thailand will neither restore investor confidence nor help its economy to avoid a cut in its growth forecast...
Japan “gravely concerned” about developments in Thailand

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Thailand's biggest investor, Japan, expressed "grave concerns" after the Thai army imposed martial law on May 20. After several months of anti-government protests, generals...
Thai elections unlikely amid violent protests

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Thailand's Election Commission said on May 15 that it is "highly unlikely" that the country will be able to hold July 20 elections due...
Amid unrest: New luxury mall opens in Bangkok

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Despite the ongoing unrest in Bangkok and a dire outlook for Thailand's political future, Central Group, Thailand’s top department store operator and its largest...
Security tightened in Thailand amid escalating tensions

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Thailand’s acting government said on May 11 that it would tighten security to prevent clashes that could arise between the two sides in the...
Thailand: 30,000 auto workers lost jobs

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Thailand’s auto sector, Southeast Asia’s biggest, has fired more than 30,000 subcontracted workers this year and slashed production, as sales plunge after months of...
New clashes feared in Thailand after PM’s ouster

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Thailand braces for fresh clashes after the Constitutional Court on May 7 ordered caretaker Prime Minister YIngluck Shinawatra and with her 9 ministers to...