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  • *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.

  • *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.

  • Asia's new strongman: Thailand's General Prayuth Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:55 PM ET
    Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha leaves the Government House as he leads a new cabinet to an audience with King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok September 4, 2014.

    Supreme leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha outlines his vision for a new Thailand.

  • 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.

  • Thailand can see 2% growth this year: Expert     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:25 AM ET

    Kobsak Pootrakool, Executive Vice President at Bangkok Bank, explains why he is confident that Thailand can see better economic growth by year-end.

  • 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.

  • 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.