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  • BANGKOK, Sept 30- Thai factory output dropped for a 17th straight month and a central bank index showed consumption slipped in August, the latest signs that the country's economy is still sputtering.

  • Stocks slip, leaving S&P 500 down for September Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Ford Motor fell after cutting its profit forecast, while eBay jumped after announcing plans to spin off PayPal.

  • Asian stocks mostly lower after US declines Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    BANGKOK— Asian stocks were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street's losses overnight and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, added to worries about political risk. Sydney's S&P ASX 200 gained 0.2 percent to 5,275.60 while Seoul, Taipei, Singapore and New Zealand declined.

  • *Commerce Ministry sees 2014 exports up 0.5-1.0 pct, not 3.5 pct. BANGKOK, Sept 29- Thai exports unexpectedly fell the most in August since flooding in late 2011 paralyzed the economy, putting pressure on the military government to speed up stimulus measures.

  • Lenovo looks to expand after IBM acquisition Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:27 AM ET

    BANGKOK— Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.' s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said Monday.

  • *Customs-cleared exports -7.4 pct y/y in Aug, poll saw -3.6 pct. BANGKOK, Sept 29- Thai exports in August fell by the biggest percentage since bad flooding in late 2011, confirming that a key engine of the country's economy is not firing.

  • BANGKOK, Sept 26- Thailand's central bank said on Friday the country's pivotal exports won't grow at all this year, but maintained the economy can still grow 1.5 percent in 2014 assuming the government can jack up spending in the last quarter.

  • Thailand to install cameras after tourist murders Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    BANGKOK— Thailand will install more surveillance cameras and better lighting in major tourist areas after two British tourists were killed last week on a resort island, a senior government official said Thursday.

  • 'Eau de Revolution': Cuba scents honor Che, Chavez Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 12:03 AM ET

    Formulated by a French company and produced in Cuba, the men's colognes are being presented this week at a Labiofam convention in Havana. But Labiofam is developing more attractive bottles and labels with hopes of putting the colognes on sale in Cuba and internationally, Gonzalez said.

  • Thai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 10:54 AM ET

    BANGKOK— Thailand's military ruler apologized for suggesting that attractive foreign tourists might be unsafe on the country's world-famous beaches if they wear bikinis.

  • Thai military ruler apologizes for bikini comment Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    BANGKOK— Thailand's military ruler apologized for suggesting that attractive foreign tourists might be unsafe on the country's world-famous beaches if they wear bikinis.

  • *Army seized power in May to end protracted political tensions. BANGKOK, Sept 17- Thailand's central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Wednesday, as expected, repeating that it believes the current level supports moves to spur an economic recovery.

  • SINGAPORE/ MOSCOW/ BERLIN, Sept 5- Germany's Rocket Internet faces daunting logistical challenges and rising local competition from Lagos to Laos as it races to capture customers in emerging markets before e-commerce titans Amazon and Alibaba can catch up.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 'Guarded optimism' on Thailand's recovery: Pro     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:09 PM ET

    Apart from political instability, Thailand also faces a slew of structural problems like fiscal sustainability, says Taimur Baig, Chief Economist for Asia at Deutsche Bank.

  • The challenges that Nok Air faces in 2014     Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:36 PM ET

    Patee Sarasin, CEO of Nok Air, says Thailand's political unrest and an oversupply in capacity have affected the airline's performance this year.

  • Adithep Vanabriksha, CIO at Aberdeen Asset Management, discusses the initial public offering market in Thailand which is heating up with 30 companies and trusts waiting to be listed.