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  • *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.

  • *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.

  • 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.

  • *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.

  • *Finance Ministry cuts 2014 GDP growth f'cast to 2 pct from 2.6 pct. The poor output figures increases worries that Southeast Asia's second-largest economy may have slipped into recession in the second quarter, though the Finance Ministry said there was a little growth in April-June.

  • BANGKOK, July 30- Thai factory output fell nearly twice as much as expected in June, the latest piece of data signaling that eased political tension is not yet generating a revival for the struggling economy. In June, factory output dropped 6.6 percent from a year earlier, the Industry Ministry said on Wednesday.

  • Things are looking up in Thailand: Aberdeen     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:15 AM ET

    Adithep Vanabriksha, Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Aberdeen Asset Management, explains why Thailand's outlook has improved. He also names the Thai stocks which offer attractive valuations.

  • *Mozambique coal ambitions face setback in depressed market. MAPUTO, July 22- A Thai-Mozambican consortium has set a 2018 target to commission a $4.5 billion coal export railway and port terminal project in central Mozambique, but the depressed global coal prices outlook made the timing "tough", the company's president said.

  • Thailand kicks off 'happiness fair'     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University, says the "happiness fair" is an effort from the junta party to promote reconciliation.

  • MUMBAI/ BANGKOK, July 21- Thailand is set to reclaim its status as the world's top rice exporter as weak monsoon rains curb India's crop, helping the Southeast Asian country's new military government offload bulging stockpiles.

  • *Qantas, British Airways among airlines to avoid Ukraine. SYDNEY, July 18- Qantas Airways and several other airlines altered their flight paths some time ago to avoid Ukrainian air space after fighting flared up in the region, raising questions about why others did not do the same.

  • *Qantas, Air Berlin among airlines to shift route ahead of crash. SYDNEY, July 18- Airlines including Qantas Airways and Air Berlin altered their flight paths months ago to avoid Ukrainian air space after fighting flared up in the region, raising questions about why others did not do the same.

  • Common grade Thai 5 percent white rice was offered at $430 per tonne, up from $420 last week. In Vietnam, the price of low-quality 25- percent broken rice rose around 5 percent from $365 to $370 to $385 to $390 a tonne, the highest in nearly seven months, driven up by limited supply and regional buying, traders said.

  • Common grade Thai 5 percent white rice was offered at $430 per tonne, up from $420 last week. In Vietnam, the price of low-quality 25- percent broken rice rose around 5 percent from $365 to $370 to $385 to $390 a tonne, the highest in nearly seven months, driven up by limited supply and regional buying, traders said.

  • *CIMB plans seen highly likely to push Maybank towards a deal. *Maybank expected to wait first to see if CIMB clinches RHB. CIMB Group Holdings' proposal to buy RHB Capital Bhd and Malaysia Building Society Bhd would make it the country's biggest bank by assets and give it an enviable lead in domestic loans.

  • *Bangkok gender selection IVF seen affordable in China. SYDNEY/ BANGKOK, July 16- At 26, with a baby daughter, a Hong Kong mother and her husband wanted a second child.

  • The Australian Bureau of Meteorology this week said Pacific Ocean surface temperatures are at levels associated with a weak El Nino, but the threshold for the weather event has not yet been breached. El Nino could bring dry weather to Australia, which is already struggling with a drought, and it could also curb its wheat, sugar and cotton production.