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  • Labour shortage dents Thai plans to boost rice exports Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    *Thailand may miss 10 million T export target for this year. SAMUT PRAKAN, Thailand, Aug 29- Thailand is facing delays in plans to export millions of tonnes of rice from state stockpiles because of a labour shortage at ports after hundreds of thousands of foreign workers fled amid fears of a military crackdown on illegal migrants.

  • Indonesia's rice-for-poor scheme to test new president Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    JAKARTA, Aug 29- Indonesia's powerful anti-graft agency will launch a probe into the nation's subsidised rice scheme unless major flaws are fixed, threatening moves to expand the role of the state food buying agency into other staples such as corn, beef and sugar.

  • BANGKOK, Aug 27- Thai exports unexpectedly slipped in July, showing that a key pillar of the country's economy remains weak at a time the military government is trying to rev up growth.

  • Asia's old communities vanishing amid rapid growth Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 3:17 AM ET

    BANGKOK— Century-old shop houses, twisting alleyways and temples scented with incense still pulsate with the pursuit of old trades and time-honored rituals of families who have lived in Bangkok's Chinatown for generations.

  • BANGKOK, Aug 27- Thai exports unexpectedly slipped in July, showing that a key pillar of the country's economy remains weak at a time the military government is trying to rev up growth.

  • Golkar support is key for Jokowi: IHS     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:32 PM ET

    Apart from providing political experience, support from the Golkar party will help Jokowi garner a majority in the House of Representatives, says Amarjit Singh, Senior Analyst, Country Risk at IHS.

  • What's next on Joko Widodo's to-do list     Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia, says Jokowi needs to focus on assembling his Cabinet after Indonesia's highest constitutional court upheld his presidential victory on Thursday.

  • "It is not true that we have placed any orders with CPF," McDonald's Japan spokesman Takashi Hasegawa said on Thursday. McDonald's Japan said last month it would source all of its chicken meat from its two existing suppliers in Thailand, McKey Foods Services Ltd and Cargill Thailand.

  • Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, explains why he's still upbeat about the airline's business in Thailand despite making a loss for the first time in the second quarter.

  • *Army seized power on May 22 in bid to end crisis, spur growth. BANGKOK, Aug 18- Thailand avoided recession in the second quarter, though doubts remain about how robustly it can recover after the army stepped in to end political unrest and seek to lift a stumbling economy.

  • Don't be too happy about Thai Q2 GDP yet: Pro     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    Santitarn Sathirathai, Head of Southeast Asia and India Economics Research at Credit Suisse, outlines the domestic and external factors that will likely impact the Thai economy.

  • *Army seized power on May 22 in bid to end crisis. BANGKOK, Aug 18- Thailand's economy expanded 0.9 percent in April-June from the previous three months, avoiding a technical recession, the planning agency said on Monday.

  • Remain bearish on Thailand: Moody's     Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 10:32 PM ET

    Fred Gibson, Associate Economist at Moody's Analytics, says challenges remain in the Thai economy despite an upside surprise in the country's second quarter gross domestic product.

  • Jonathan Garner, MD & Chief Asia and Emerging Market Equity Strategist at Morgan Stanley, explains why he's overweight on Singapore. He also discusses the outlook for Indonesian and Thai stocks.

  • Thai govt says likely to cut prices in state rice sales Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:32 PM ET

    BANGKOK, Aug 14- Thailand's military government will likely cut the floor price for sales from the country's mammoth rice stocks after it failed to shift any grain in its first tender last week, a senior government official said on Thursday.

  • Watch out for these Asian markets     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    V. Anantha Nageswaran, CEO at Vansight, says domestic events will insulate India, Thailand and Vietnam from global geopolitical risks.

  • *Army seized power on May 22 after months of political tensions. BANGKOK, Aug 7- Data from University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce:. On May 22, the Thai army seized power.

  • Thai inflation to be 'very limited': Pro     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    Kobsidthi Silpachai, head of capital markets research at Kasikorn Research, says the Thai government is committed to keeping inflation down and that the country's growth should be below trend this year.

  • Rahul Bajoria, Regional Economist at Barclays, says the Bank of Thailand will stand pat on interest rates for the time being and explains why the country won't be vulnerable to a Fed rate hike.

  • BANGKOK, July 31- Thailand's central bank on Thursday insisted that economic activity "likely" picked up in the second quarter, one day after weak data fuelled concerns the country may have slipped into a recession after months of political turmoil.