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    1. August 25, 2016

      Thai visa fee jump hits Chinese tourist motherlode

      A wave of deadly bomb blasts in Thai tourist resort areas has failed to deter the country’s military rulers from hiking...

    2. August 19, 2016

      Thai bomb investigation mired in contradiction and politics

      Investigations into a series of deadly bomb attacks in Thai tourist resorts have been thrown into confusion by the...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      August 16, 2016

      Tensions in Thailand

      A Thai dancer performer uses her mobile phone at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand ...

    2. August 15, 2016

      Thailand bombings: what we know so far

      Thai authorities are trying to calm nerves and track down those behind bombs that killed four people and injured dozens...

    3. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Japan and Thailand GDP

      Stocks in Asia look set to open lower on Monday after Wall Street pulled back in the final session of last week. On...

    4. August 12, 2016

      Thai tourist resort bomb attacks kill 4, shattering post-vote calm

      Deadly bomb blasts that ripped through holiday resorts and other areas in southern Thailand have abruptly ended the...

    5. August 11, 2016

      Thailand sparks outrage with plan to track tourists’ phones

      Tens of millions of tourists to military-ruled Thailand face being tracked via special sim cards under plans that have...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      August 10, 2016

      Long live The Queen

      A Thai well-wisher embroiders with golden thread on a seven meter long silk banner reading ‘Long Live the Queen’ as...

    7. August 8, 2016

      Thai generals must seize last chance at redemption

      The Thai referendum that has just won public backing for a new constitution was, to put it mildly, very far from a...

    8. August 8, 2016

      Thailand referendum: what does the Yes vote mean?

      Voters in Thailand have backed a new constitution that opens the way to elections next year but gives more power to the...

    9. August 7, 2016

      Thailand votes in favour of military-backed constitution

      Thais have backed a new constitution in a tightly controlled referendum that will entrench the ruling military’s powers...

    10. August 4, 2016

      Thailand’s tourism boom: it’s over

      The boom in tourist arrivals to Thailand over the past five years finally appears to be over. The industry will remain...

    11. Fast FT

      August 3, 2016

      Bank of Thailand stands pat on rates

      The Bank of Thailand has elected to keep rates on hold, at the level established in March 2015. The monetary policy...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      August 1, 2016

      The streets of Pattaya

      Bar girls use their mobile phones outside a bar along the Walking Street in Pattaya, Thailand. Thailand’s first female...

    13. July 31, 2016

      Week Ahead World and Political Diary: On their marks in Rio

      The Rio de Janeiro Olympics will finally kick off this week after months of hand-wringing over whether the beautiful...

    14. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Thai exports fall for third consecutive month

      The latest trade data painted a lacklustre picture of the Thai economy, with exports and imports both continuing to...

    15. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Philippines import growth defies expectations with acceleration

      Weak global demand? The Philippines scoffs at your so-called weak global demand. Apparently. Imports to the Philippines...

    16. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    17. July 25, 2016

      Thai military marches to get out the vote and keep control 

      Thai army cadets march in formation west of Bangkok with one goal: to win the people’s hearts and minds ahead of next...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      July 18, 2016

      Inside Klong Prem Prison

      Inmates sit on the floor during an inspection visit in the long-term sentence zone inside Klong Prem high-security...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      July 6, 2016

      Parade preparation

      A Thai army officer adjusts the belt of a member of the honour guard in preparation for the arrival of Laos Prime...

    20. June 30, 2016

      Thai start-up tries to outdo Elon Musk in green energy storage

      Piriyathep Kanchanadul flicks a switch to set a bank of light ablaze, fed by electrolyte that shoots round a tentacular...

    21. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      Thailand holds rates again

      The Bank of Thailand decided to keep its interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, in line with the central bank’s stance...

    22. June 20, 2016

      Swiss private banks sharpen Southeast Asia focus

      Swiss private banks are looking to capitalise on global banks’ retreat from Southeast Asia, pushing deeper into the...

    23. June 10, 2016

      Thai temple troubles spark calls for spiritual clean-up

      Thailand’s venerable monkhood is in the spotlight amid allegations ranging from fraud to animal smuggling, as...

    24. June 9, 2016

      Scary FX attractions of EM Amusement Park

      At the Emerging Markets Amusement Park, investors have grown tired with some of its fairground attractions. Last year,...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      June 9, 2016

      Anniversary celebrations

      Thai Buddhist monks queue to receive morning alms during a ceremony celebrating the 70th anniversary of Thai King...

    26. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Thailand consumer confidence at eight-month low

      Thailand’s consumer confidence has continued to deteriorate despite the recent tax reforms meant to bolster...

    27. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Thailand consumer prices climb for second month

      Consumer goods prices in Thailand gained further ground in May, one month after having finally ended a painfully long...

    28. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Big data

      Asian markets look set to begin June on a cautious note amid a deluge of key economic data including PMIs and top tier...

    29. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      Falling imports, more tourists buoy Thailand's current account

      Thailand’s current account surplus fell by close to $2bn last month from its March level, but was still held up by...

    30. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      Thai factory output holds up in April

      Thailand’s factories outpaced production expectations in April even as output slowed from the previous month, striking...

    31. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets to follow Wall St higher, oil gains

      US crude prices rose to their highest level since October, but it was strong gains for financial and technology stocks...

    32. May 24, 2016

      Nirvana Asia’s founder – a fortune from funerals

      Unlike many door-to-door sales agents, Nirvana Asia’s can honestly tell potential customers that their product is...

    33. May 19, 2016

      Thailand farming woes hurt GDP and consumption

      The worst seasonal drought in decades continues to damage Thailand’s agricultural sector and shrink the incomes of...

    34. Tech blog

      May 18, 2016

      #techFT - Ads embarrass on extremist's site

      How did Citibank ads appear on an Islamist extremist’s website? Will we see Nokia branded phones again? Want to buy a...

    35. May 18, 2016

      Credit Suisse targets rich Thais

      Credit Suisse is targeting rich Thais in the latest move by a Swiss bank to tap Asian markets where private wealth...

    36. May 18, 2016

      Thailand motorbike taxi crackdown deals blow to Uber

      Thailand has forced motorcycle ride-hailing operators including Uber off the road, in the latest blow to the...

    37. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Indonesia motorbike sales hit the brakes in April

      Sales in one of the world’s largest markets for motorbikes stalled again in April after revving up the month before....

    38. May 12, 2016

      Junta targets Facebook users in escalating crackdown in Thailand

      Facebook users have emerged as a target of Thailand’s ruling junta as it clamps down on online criticism in an effort...

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