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  • KEEPING SCORE: In Europe's first day of trading since Easter holidays, France's CAC-40 gained 1.1 percent to 5,129.53 and Germany's DAX was up 1 percent at 12,088.81. Britain's FTSE 100 added 1.2 percent to 6,917.36. RATE SIGNAL: Investors were reassured by a comment from William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve's New York branch, that rate increases...

  • Martial law lifted in Thailand   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 11:53 PM ET
    Martial law lifted in Thailand

    Paul Gambles, founding partner of MBMG Group, explains why the lifting of martial law in Thailand makes "no significant difference."

  • BANGKOK, March 31- The Thai central bank's private consumption index crept up in February, but it said economic recovery continued to be slow and was being driven mainly by the return of tourists. On Tuesday, the Bank of Thailand released a raft of economic indicators that showed consumption and investment remain weak 10 months after the army seized power to end...

  • *Feb output +3.55 pct y/y, first increase since March 2013. BANGKOK, March 30- A 22- month streak of declining Thai factory output has ended, lifting hopes for an economic recovery, but a member of the country's monetary policy committee warned that the traditional growth drivers are "not really working anymore". The Industry Ministry said factory output in...

  • *Confident of recovery this year- Industry Ministry official. BANGKOK, March 30- Thai factory output unexpectedly rose in February from a year earlier, ending a 22- month streak of falls and giving some hope of improvement in the beleaguered economy. The Industry Ministry said output in Southeast Asia's second-largest economy in February rose 3.55 percent...

  • Tracking Thailand's aviation safety   Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 9:48 PM ET
    Tracking Thailand's aviation safety

    Mohshin Aziz, aviation analyst at Maybank Investment Bank, discusses news that the International Civil Aviation Organization flagged "significant concerns" about Thailand's aviation safety.

  • *Shipments to China -15 pct y/y, to U.S +5.1 pct. BANGKOK, March 26- Thai exports fell more than expected in February, showing that a key growth engine for the country is still sputtering, but imports surprisingly rose for the first time in five months. With disappointing exports in early 2015, "the outlook is not so good," said Sarun Sunansathaporn, economist with Tisco...

  • Thai deputy PM: Growth is picking up   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:45 PM ET

    Pridiyathorn Devakula, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, expects the country to grow over 3 percent this year despite lower export demand from its key markets like the United States.

  • Five themes Asia investors need to know Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:50 PM ET
    An Indonesian man looks at a running display showing share prices at the stocks exchange building in Jakarta.

    Volatility has become a market hallmark this year and investors across Asia are grappling with a slew of issues. Here are the top five themes.

  • Thailand's outdated tech sector casts cloud over economy Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    BANGKOK, March 19- Next month the last batch of televisions will roll off the production line at LG Electronics' plant in Thailand's Rayong province, just east of Bangkok. The move is part of a downward trend for Thailand's once-booming electronics industry, that is struggling to find a foothold in the global supply chain for modern technology like smartphones...

  • Thailand, South Korea join easing bandwagon   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 11:44 PM ET
    Thailand, South Korea join easing bandwagon

    Vishnu Varathan, senior economist at Mizuho Bank, discusses the unexpected interest rate cuts by the central banks in Thailand and South Korea.

  • *Thailand becomes latest Asian nation to ease policy. BANGKOK, March 11- Thailand unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, in a bid to give the ailing economy a spark that the military government has been unable to provide so far. Thailand expanded only 0.7 percent in 2014, as the military, which seized power in May, was unable to get growth on track.

  • Will BOT join easing bandwagon? Maybe not: Pro   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:42 AM ET
    Will BOT join easing bandwagon? Maybe not: Pro

    There's no need for a rate cut in Thailand as easing inflation doesn't indicate a collapse in demand, says Kobsidthi Silpachai, head-Capital Markets Research at Kasikorn Research.

  • Why the BOT wants to keep rates on hold   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 11:43 PM ET
    Why the BOT wants to keep rates on hold

    Santitarn Sathirathai, head of Southeast Asia and India Economics Research at Credit Suisse, says the Bank of Thailand is concerned about potential bubbles in its stock and property markets.

  • Why this top-performing currency may falter Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 5:54 PM ET

    The Thai baht has surprised by becoming a top-performing currency over the past year despite political turmoil, but that may change, analysts say.

  • *GM to stop car manufacturing in Indonesia. GM Indonesia to shutter assembly plant, axe 500 jobs. Feb 27- A day after announcing it is to stop making GM-branded cars in Indonesia, General Motors said on Friday it would cease production of its Chevrolet Sonic in Thailand by the middle of this year.

  • Lower oil both blessing and curse for AirAsia Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:46 PM ET

    Lower oil prices usually boost airline profits, but for AirAsia, the drop pushed the carrier into the red as Malaysia's ringgit took a knock-on blow.

  • Thailand works to remove subsidies amid cheaper oil   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:31 PM ET
    Thailand works to remove subsidies amid cheaper oil

    Narongchai Akrasanee, Energy Minister of Thailand, says the gap between subsidized and market oil prices is small, with diesel and LPG trading at market prices now.

  • *Shipments to China -20 pct, to Japan -7.5 pct. BANGKOK, Feb 25- Thai exports were far weaker than expected in January, which will renew pressure on the military-led government to boost economic stimulus and on the central bank to cut rates. Exports, worth more than 60 percent of the economy, fell 3.46 percent in January on the year, the Commerce Ministry said on...

  • *CVC, shareholders to offer 645 mln shares in HK $8- 9/ each range. HONG KONG, Feb 23- HKBN Ltd, Hong Kong's second-largest broadband Internet provider, will launch its IPO on Tuesday, with shareholders including CVC Capital Partners looking to raise up to $750 million, sources familiar with the IPO plans said. At the top of its indicative range, the IPO would be the...