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    1. beyondbrics

      December 4, 2014

      Thai coup leader woos foreign businesses with song, pledges

      By Daniel Gallucci in Bangkok An expectant hush fell over about seven hundred foreign and Thai businessmen as they awaited...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      November 13, 2014

      Holy greetings

      Sakchai Lalit/AP Thai Buddhist monks call a pigeon on platform at Hua Lampong railway station in Bangkok   ...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      November 10, 2014

      Mobile models

      Narong Sangnak/EPA Thai models use mobile phones as they wait for the start of a promotion event by Thailand’s second...

    2. November 7, 2014

      Official failings make Thailand a rip-off Rolex Shangri-La

      Arjun, an ethnic Gurkha immigrant to Thailand from Myanmar, has sold counterfeit watches for years on the street outside...

    3. October 31, 2014

      Military-linked group wins Myanmar beer spat

      Profits from Myanmar’s bestselling beers will soon flow solely to a company linked to the former ruling military, after...

    4. October 30, 2014

      Thais with a taste for luxury boost struggling economy

      Supercars and spa massages have emerged as unlikely bright lights amid Thailand’s economic gloom as a well-heeled few...

    5. October 27, 2014

      Thai tycoon Charoen turns focus from cheap spirits to tea

      Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi’s multibillion-dollar empire is built on slaking Thais’ thirst for cheap spirits, but his future...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      October 23, 2014

      Bangkok tattoo contest

      Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters Competitors show their tattoos at the MBK Tattoo Contest 2014 in a shopping mall in Bangkok,...

    7. October 8, 2014

      Thailand car sales hit by double whammy

      Plunging car sales in Thailand have left carmakers scrambling to revive their fortunes in a market that is both a production...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      October 7, 2014

      Thailand's young buffaloes

      Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters Boys wear horned helmets and body paint for Chonburi’s annual buffalo race, east of Bangkok. The...

    9. MBA blog

      September 26, 2014

      The sweet side of the bell curve

      “If I were you, I’d put my name in 24 point Verdana, not 22 point Arial. You want to look big and confident, not small and...

    10. September 24, 2014

      Thai officials keep close eye on foreign elections

      Thailand’s election officials have been keeping busy in spite of military rule – by travelling abroad at taxpayers’ expense...

    11. September 19, 2014

      Kim Kaewkraikhot: hot spice and a dog called Bum

      Kim Kaewkraikhot started out running a street stall in Bangkok, but her Thai Leisure Group now operates 11 restaurants...

    12. beyondbrics

      September 8, 2014

      Spiritual spruce-up for Thai PM's compound

      Thailand’s ruling junta has pledged to wage war on government waste – but that hasn’t stopped it setting aside a little...

    13. August 27, 2014

      Thailand junta woos foreign investors with ‘open economy’ plans

      The Thai junta’s economic czar sought to woo foreign investors on Wednesday with a vision of an “open economy” boosted by...

    14. August 27, 2014

      Thai tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi back on acquisition trail

      Thai tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi is again on the acquisition trail in southeast Asia, talking with Oversea-Chinese...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      August 15, 2014

      Captive tiger Bangkok

      Barbara Walton/EPA Chinese tourists after paying an additional fee to pose for pictures holding a young tiger at Sriracha...

    16. August 10, 2014

      Tos Chirathivat, Central Group: a balancing act in Bangkok

      Four years ago, Tos Chirathivat was seeking to rebuild his company’s flagship CentralWorld Bangkok mall after it was torched...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      August 8, 2014

      Jumping through hoops

      Barbara Walton/EPA An Irrawaddy Dolphin is made to jump through hoops during a performance at Pattaya Dolphin World and...

    18. July 31, 2014

      Merlin Entertainments warns unrest will hit Thai earnings

      Political unrest in Thailand damaged Merlin Entertainments’ two Bangkok attractions and will suppress revenues for the rest...

    19. July 30, 2014

      Unrest in Thailand and Vietnam keeps holidaymakers away

      Tourists scared away from Thailand by the military coup there should quell their fear and return to a country that is their...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      July 23, 2014

      World record slackliner

      AFP/Getty Images Slackliner Andy Lewis of the US balances as he walks on a highline from the rooftop of a building in...

    21. beyondbrics

      July 17, 2014

      Guest post: Thai consumer sentiment skyrockets since coup

      By Dan Gallucci, Asean Confidential General Prayuth Chan-ocha, leader of the May 22 coup d’état that returned Thailand yet...

    22. July 9, 2014

      Dipak Jain heads to Thailand to become dean for a third time

      Dipak Jain, former dean of Insead and the Kellogg school at Northwestern University, has been appointed dean of the Sasin...

    23. June 13, 2014

      Thai leaders employ ancient hero to boost their cause

      Thailand famously banned the Hollywood movie The King and I for its allegedly offensive and distorted picture of the...

    24. The World

      June 12, 2014

      Thai junta: Let them watch football

      By Michael Peel in Bangkok Thailand’s three-week-old military junta is showering the people with bread, circuses – and now...

    25. June 4, 2014

      Thailand becomes the land of the inverted smile

      Thailand’s coup is a public relations fiasco. A short-tempered general talking breezily about his junta’s wish to “restore...

    26. June 1, 2014

      Thai military cracks down on anti-coup protests

      Thousands of Thai troops and police swarmed over central Bangkok on Sunday to smother threatened protests against military...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      May 28, 2014

      Thai coup demonstrations

      Damir Sagolj/Reuters Military policemen hold their weapons as they are surrounded by a mob during a confrontation between...

    28. May 27, 2014

      Gloves come off as military makes its point in Thailand

      Thailand: Military seeks an end to all dissent The Thai military junta has spent the days since its second coup in eight...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      May 27, 2014

      Business as usual in Bangkok

      Paula Bronstein/Getty A woman waits for business in the red light district despite the curfew in Bangkok, Thailand,...

    30. May 26, 2014

      Miss Saigon, Prince Edward Theatre, London – review

      Applause for the welcome announcement. Applause for the mobile phone warning. Rapturous applause for the house lights...

    31. May 25, 2014

      Thai protesters face down soldiers as coup leaders tighten grip

      Anti-coup protesters faced down hundreds of soldiers on Sunday as Thailand’s military junta provoked fresh condemnation for...

    32. May 24, 2014

      Opposition to Thai coup simmers

      BANGKOK, May 24 – Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was in a “safe place” on Saturday, an aide said, after...

    33. May 23, 2014

      Timeline: Thailand’s coups

      Thailand’s army staged a coup on Thursday, the 12th since the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in 1932. General...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      May 23, 2014

      Thai military’s welcoming committee

      Rufus Cox/Getty Images Police and soldiers stand guard outside a military compound before former prime minister Yingluck...

    35. May 23, 2014

      Thailand’s coup leader Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha takes a hard line

      General Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand’s new military dictator, has a reputation as a staunch royalist hardliner who has tried...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      May 22, 2014

      Thai military coup

      Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters Thai soldiers stand guard during a coup at the Army Club, where Thailand’s army chief held a...

    37. May 21, 2014

      Army battles to maintain role as guardian of ‘Thai-ness’

      The declaration of martial law in Thailand underscores the power of a military that has long shaped politics in the country...

    38. May 21, 2014

      Thailand prime minister pushes for election in August

      Thai military imposes martial law Thailand’s prime minister has urged the military to support efforts to set a date for...

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