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Moody’s gloomy about Philippine growth if current problems persists

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U.S. rating agency Moody's, which gave its first investment grade rating to the Philippines back in 2013, has warned that President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly...
Philippine president could proclaim martial law nationwide

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte got the backing from a Supreme Court decision on July 4 which upholds his authority and discretion to proclaim martial...
Mindanao clashes: Philippine gov’t speaks of “foreign invasion”

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The Philippine government said on May 26 that the clashes in Marawi City on the southern island of Mindanao were an "invasion of foreign...
Duterte won’t rule out martial law if drug problem remains unresolved

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would consider declaring martial law if the drug problem in the country deteriorates, basically admitting that his...
Aquino warns of possible return of martial law in the Philippines

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Outgoing Philippine President Benigno Aquino on June 12 warned his fellow countrymen and -women of the disastrous era of martial law under late dictator...
Thailand seeks to boost tourism numbers after poor year 2014

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Commonly referred to as “The Land of Smiles”, Thailand doesn’t have much too smile about last year’s tourism figures. For the first time since...
Thailand to market martial law as ‘tourist attraction’

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Facing a double-digit percentage drop in tourism arrivals this year, officials in Thailand say they are preparing to add martial law to a list...
Junta chief appointed new Thai prime minister, industrial sentiment improves

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Thailand's junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha has been named the new prime minister of the country on August 21 in a legislature hand-picked by the...
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...
Thai junta’s biggest task: Reviving the economy

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Now that it has been announced by the Thai army leadership that democratic elections will not take place for at least another 15 months,...
Philippines stops deployment of workers to Thailand

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The governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the processing and deployment of newly hired Filipino workers bound for Thailand,...
Thailand’s military takes over power – curfew all over the country

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Thailand's army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha on May 22 announced a military coup two days after putting the country under martial law. Gen Prayuth...
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...
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 army declares martial law, takes control of media

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Thailand's army on Tuesday morning declared martial law across the crisis-shaken country "to restore order" following months of anti-government protests that have left 28...
Thailand: The worst-case scenario is civil war

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The continuing protests in Thailand which culminated on December 22 in a turnout of hundreds of thousands of people at various locations in Bangkok...

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Bahrain is losing its battle against Dubai as the region’s most inviting financial center due to the political instability in the region.  While Dubai...