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    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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. FT Photo Diary

    May 20, 2014

    Thai military at the ready in Bangkok

    Reuters Thailand’s army declared martial law “to keep peace and order” on Tuesday, but denied this was the latest phase of a...

  27. The World

    May 20, 2014

    When is a coup not a coup?

    “This is not a coup.” These words – uttered at 3am on television by General Prayuth Chan-Ocha – would hardly be reassuring...

  28. May 20, 2014

    Q&A: Why has the Thai military acted now?

    Thailand’s army declared martial law before dawn on Tuesday after a debilitating six-month political crisis. Soldiers took...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    May 19, 2014

    Back-street Bangkok

    Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images A woman prepares food at a restaurant in a back lane in downtown Bangkok. Thailand’s...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    May 19, 2014

    Bangkok protesters show their money

    Sakchai Lalit/AP Anti-government protesters blow whistles and show money they will donate to their leader Suthep Thaugsuban...

  31. FT Photo Diary

    May 16, 2014

    Anti Government protest Bangkok

    Narong Sangnak/EPA Thai anti-government protesters shout slogans during a rally in front of the Parliament as senators...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    May 15, 2014

    Face-off in Bangkok

    Narong Sangnak/EPA Thai anti-government protesters face Air Force military soldiers at the Royal Thai Air Force base in...

  33. May 15, 2014

    Thai protesters put July 20 elections in jeopardy

    BANGKOK – Protesters seeking to oust Thailand’s government broke into the grounds of an air force compound where the acting...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    May 12, 2014

    Waving to Thai protesters

    Rungroj Yongrit/EPA Office workers cheer anti-government protesters from the window of a building during a street rally in...

  35. May 11, 2014

    Thailand crisis moves closer towards violence

    Thailand’s political crisis was moving closer to violent conflict on Sunday, after the opposition urged judges and senators...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    May 9, 2014

    Police and protesters rest

    Apichart Weerawong/AP Two riot police officers sit with anti-government protesters at the National Broadcasting of Thailand...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    May 7, 2014

    Protesters celebrate after Yingluck steps down

    Damir Sagolj/Reuters Anti-government protesters marching in the city centre celebrate shortly after a Thai court delivered...

  38. May 7, 2014

    Thailand’s turbulent times: Thaksin to today

    2001 – Thaksin Shinawatra elected Thailand’s prime minister on platform of spending heavily in long-neglected rural areas on...

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