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  1. August 28, 2014

    Thai court drops murder charges against former premier and deputy

    The leader of anti-government protests that triggered May’s military coup in Thailand walked free on Thursday after judges...

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    August 28, 2014

    Elephant buffet

    Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP Elephants feast on a buffet of fruits and vegetables as part of the annual King’s Cup elephant...

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  1. August 27, 2014

    Baht shrugs off falling Thai exports

    When analysts at CitiFX a week ago asked “Can the Thai baht (THB) continue to outperform?” they noted that one reason the...

  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...

  3. August 25, 2014

    Rubber prices under pressure from Thai junta

    Thailand’s ruling generals have revived the ousted civilian government’s plans for a big rubber stockpile sell-off in a move...

  4. August 21, 2014

    Kuoni profits hit by global turmoil and currency volatility

    Kuoni, the Swiss tour operator, has been hit by political turmoil in some of its popular destinations and the impact of...

  5. beyondbrics

    August 21, 2014

    Legal hodge-podge frustrates Asean harmonisation

    Of all the colonial legacies left by Britain, France and the Netherlands in Asia, one of the least talked-about – yet...

  6. beyondbrics

    August 21, 2014

    Thailand's travails in five charts

    Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha’s Thursday metamorphosis from Thai coup leader to prime ministerial nominee hammers home the...

  7. August 21, 2014

    Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha anointed Thailand’s interim prime minister

    General Prayuth Chan-ocha tightened his junta’s grip on Thailand on Thursday, as the country’s puppet parliament named him...

  8. August 18, 2014

    Thailand cuts top-end growth forecast

    Thailand’s army-led government has cut its upper economic growth forecast for the year as tourism and other flagship sectors...

  9. August 18, 2014

    Stocks advance as Ukraine worries ease

    Monday 21:00 BST. Global stocks started the week on a firm note amid easing concerns over the situation in Ukraine and a...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. August 5, 2014

    Thai unrest knocks GM off course in Asean

    General Motors said it was “struggling” in southeast Asia as the recent political upheaval in Thailand knocked sales,...

  13. August 4, 2014

    Thai baby dispute prompts Australian review of surrogacy laws

    Canberra is reviewing its laws on international surrogacy arrangements following the case of a sick baby boy who was...

  14. August 1, 2014

    Thailand to use rubber for roadbuilding

    Thailand’s ruling generals have come up a new way to deal with the country’s bulging stockpile of natural rubber: pave the...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. FT Tech Hub

    July 22, 2014

    Xiaomi challenges Apple with latest smartphone

    Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphone looks much like Apple’s rival handsets except for one crucial difference: the price –...

  18. July 21, 2014

    Asean: Long on optimism

    When online travel search company Skyscanner wanted to expand in Asia, its management decided not to try China first, even...

  19. July 20, 2014

    A qualified defence of economic complexity

    The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to do About It, by Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan,...

  20. July 20, 2014

    Thai opposition regroup abroad in bid to regain power

    Thailand’s scattered and demoralised opposition is seeking to regroup after a military coup in May toppled the elected...

  21. July 18, 2014

    Troubled waters: the Mekong River crisis

    Den Kroolong got the jolting news in a 6am phone call at his home in northern Thailand one day in December last year. His...

  22. 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...

  23. July 13, 2014

    Asia fund passport plans require reform

    Critically important tax issues need to be addressed to ensure the success of plans to promote cross-border fund sales in...

  24. June 30, 2014

    Singapore seizes on soaring Asia gold demand

    At an industrial zone in Singapore a worker in heat-resistant clothing pours molten gold into rectangular moulds to create...

  25. June 29, 2014

    Movers & shakers: June 30

    ● Aberdeen has a new chief executive for its asset management operations in Thailand. Korawut Leenabanchong joins from UOB...

  26. June 27, 2014

    Wealthy Thais vent anger over sanction with EU goods boycott

    Wealthy Thais who have welcomed military rule are now calling for what may prove a more wrenching change: a boycott of their...

  27. June 26, 2014

    Thailand’s surface calm hides political struggle

    A political struggle over Thailand’s coup is growing beneath the country’s surface calm, as military rulers crush dissent,...

  28. beyondbrics

    June 23, 2014

    Emerging Asia to drive global infrastructure spend to 2025, says PwC

    Accelerating urbanisation – especially in India and China – is set to boost emerging Asia’s share of global spending on...

  29. June 23, 2014

    Fall in Myanmar drug seizures causes concern rather than relief

    Drug seizures in Myanmar have plunged as traffickers hide refineries and laboratories in lawless border areas, in an early...

  30. June 23, 2014

    Southeast Asia offers bank profit surprise

    It sounds like a killer pub quiz question: which part of the world has the most profitable banks? Answer: southeast Asia,...

  31. June 20, 2014

    Thai junta acts to stem foreign workers’ exodus

    Thailand’s military leaders are scrambling to stem an exodus of foreign workers that is hurting the already faltering...

  32. June 18, 2014

    Thai junta stamps authority by shelving 4G auction

    Thailand’s military rulers are stamping their mark on southeast Asia’s second-largest economy by shelving a planned mobile...

  33. June 17, 2014

    RSA appoints Goldman Sachs to handle sale of its Asia business

    RSA, the FTSE 100 insurer trying to recover from an accounting scandal in Ireland, has appointed Goldman Sachs to handle the...

  34. June 17, 2014

    Telenor apologises to Thailand military junta

    Thailand’s military junta made it clear who calls the shots in the country after Telenor of Norway issued an apology for...

  35. beyondbrics

    June 17, 2014

    Guest post: reliable, traceable processed food a hit in Asia

    Ben Simpfendorfer, Silk Road Associates Walk along the chilled meat aisle in Wellcome, a Hong Kong supermarket chain, and...

  36. June 15, 2014

    Industry casts doubts over pan-Asia fund passport

    Scepticism over the idea of a pan-Asia fund passport has been around for years and remains strong despite the fact a...

  37. 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...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2014

    Game over for Latin America?

    Expectations can be a terrible burden. Take the World Cup. No European football team has ever won the tournament on Latin...

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