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    Phuket Vegetarian festival

    Borja Sanchez-Trillo/Getty Vegetarian festival devotee of Jui Tui shrine parades through the streets in Phuket, Thailand....

  2. September 30, 2014

    Watch and jewellery market resilient beyond China

    On Singapore’s Orchard Road, roughly equivalent to Fifth Avenue in New York, Hong Kong-based jeweller Temptations is about...

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  1. September 28, 2014

    Movers & shakers: September 29

    ● Former World Bank programme leader Astrid Manroth has joined Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management as head of environment...

  2. September 25, 2014

    Asia ready for Fed tightening, says ADB

    Asian policy makers are now much better prepared to manage the onset of higher US interest rates, making a repeat of last...

  3. beyondbrics

    September 24, 2014

    Five reasons why the picture is looking gloomy for global trade...

    The World Trade Organisation released its latest forecasts for global trade on Tuesday and it is not a pretty picture. The...

  4. beyondbrics

    September 24, 2014

    Indonesia deploys tiny killer wasps to save cassava crop

    Scientists are looking to a tiny variety of killer wasp to spare Indonesia from the ravages of a bug that is threatening the...

  5. 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...

  6. beyondbrics

    September 22, 2014

    Fund Watch: EM healthcare is sole focus for Sectoral fund

    Unhealthy lifestyles are spreading through emerging market (EM) economies, as people adopt fast-food diets, work in...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    September 22, 2014

    Detained in Pattaya

    Paula Bronstein/Getty Thai ladyboys are detained inside a police van on their way to the police station in Pattaya,...

  8. September 21, 2014

    Barings cautious about Singapore and Malaysia

    Soo Hai Lim, Barings’ Asian equities manager, is cautious about topping up his exposure to Singapore and Malaysia due to...

  9. 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...

  10. September 12, 2014

    Caring sells Wentworth to Chinese group

    Restaurant and club owner Richard Caring has sold Wentworth Golf Club to the Chinese conglomerate Reignwood for £135m – only...

  11. beyondbrics

    September 8, 2014

    Guest post: two China investment stories reveal the benign and the ugly

    By Andrew Colquhoun, Fitch Ratings Does China invest too much? The country has been investing about 48 per cent of its GDP...

  12. September 1, 2014

    Military men fill top Thai cabinet posts

    Thailand’s junta leader has handed top cabinet jobs to his close military allies and two senior civilian officials who...

  13. August 31, 2014

    Thailand’s ultra-monarchists export vigilante justice

    DJ Ken slips the replica gun from his bag and shows it to the camera, explaining menacingly that this is his “gift for...

  14. 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...

  15. FT Photo Diary

    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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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 –...

  33. 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...

  34. 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,...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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