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    1. June 19, 2015

      Asia keeps its appetite for instant noodles

      In a supermarket in Bangkok an entire aisle is devoted to more than one hundred varieties of instant noodles. It is...

    2. June 5, 2015

      The German winemaker tending vineyards in Thailand

      Since moving to Thailand, winemaker Kathrin Puff has been almost as devoted to competitive exercise as to vines, and has the...

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    1. June 3, 2015

      Japan squares up to China over Asian infrastructure

      A tussle is heating up between China and Japan to secure big-ticket infrastructure projects and assert their influence in...

    2. June 3, 2015

      China drives Asia tourism spending to fresh heights

      Travellers from China are powering a rise in Asian regional tourism spending that is outstripping economic growth but could...

    3. June 2, 2015

      Asia’s boat people: Nowhere is home

      Ziaur Rahman has history in four countries but a secure home in none. The 23-year-old from the Rohingya ethnic group grew up...

    4. May 20, 2015

      Indonesia and Malaysia offer refuge for thousands of migrants

      Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants reach shelter Indonesia and Malaysia have offered temporary refuge to thousands of...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      May 11, 2015

      Pet Expo Thailand

      A Prairie Dog wearing a costume of US superhero comic character Captain America (L) reacts to a Golden Retriever dog (R)...

    6. May 8, 2015

      Thailand’s junta dances lightly abroad amid crackdown at home

      A tale of two Thailands is about to be played out in London’s most prestigious traditional concert venue and the jails of...

    7. Business Blog

      May 6, 2015

      Skype v Sky has a lot to do with convergence

      Sky’s victory over Skype in the European court is an odd affair, provoking some predictable reactions. For a start, there is...

    8. April 23, 2015

      Thai generals seek to entrench ‘father-knows-best’ government

      Politicians’ stock is pretty low in many parts of the world, but spare a thought for prospective members of Thailand’s...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      April 17, 2015

      Bangkok body beautiful

      A competitor is applied with fake tan before competing in the Mr Thailand 2015 bodybuilding competition in Bangkok, Thailand...

    10. April 16, 2015

      Rising household debt casts doubt over Thailand’s economic revival

      Thai households are piling on debt — and there is no easy way out for the former Southeast Asian economic powerhouse that...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      April 13, 2015

      Songkran festival

      Revellers take part in a water fight during Songkran festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok on Monday. The Songkran...

    12. April 1, 2015

      Thai junta’s powers grow despite end of martial law

      Thailand’s military rulers have finally lifted martial law — but have run into a blizzard of attacks over even more sweeping...

    13. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: will China chose a neutral HQ for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

      By Gavin Bowring, Asean Confidential With the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) gaining support from a...

    14. March 15, 2015

      Thai political battle turns ever more colourful

      Somchai “Kai” Kaewthong once did roaring trade in patriotic clothes for Thailand’s “yellow-shirt” street protest movement...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      March 4, 2015

      Alms offering in Bangkok

      Buddhist monks prepare for an alms offering ceremony at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of...

    16. beyondbrics

      March 3, 2015

      China and Japan vie for influence with Thai rail projects

      The strategic rivalry between Japan and China in Asia is finding expression not only in territorial disputes in the east...

    17. February 1, 2015

      Thai business leaders welcomed military coup

      Many Thai executives have welcomed what they see as the improved commercial environment after the country’s military coup —...

    18. The World

      January 30, 2015

      Thai general delivers tin-eared masterclass

        Thailand’s military junta is delivering an Asian masterclass in the kind of tin-eared elitism that is galvanising support...

    19. 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...

    20. 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   ...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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,...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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