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  • Thailand takes a hammer to the baht Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 7:08 PM ET

    Thailand's baht has long out-muscled regional peers, but amid a stumbling economy, the central bank has pulled the plug on supporting the currency.

  • BANGKOK, April 30- Thailand's central bank unveiled measures on Thursday to encourage more capital outflows to rein in the strong baht, a move it hopes will spur the country's ailing exports and boost the trade-dependent economy. Thailand is treading carefully after imposing tough capital controls in late 2006 that spooked markets and were quickly aborted.

  • BANGKOK, April 29- Thailand's central bank surprised markets by cutting its key policy rate for a second straight meeting on Wednesday, with policymakers under pressure to revive the stumbling economy. The central bank also announced it would relax curbs on capital movements out of Thailand at a news conference on Thursday, a move aimed at reducing the baht's...

  • BANGKOK, April 29- Thailand's central bank surprised markets by cutting its key interest rate for a second straight meeting on Wednesday, with policymakers under pressure to revive the stumbling economy. The Bank of Thailand's monetary policy committee voted 5-2 to cut the one-day repurchase rate by 25 basis points to 1.50 percent, confounding expectations...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 11 Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:32 PM ET

    SINGAPORE- Monetary Authority of Singapore releases its macroeconomic review- 0400 GMT. SEOUL- Bank of Korea will release minutes from its April policy rate meeting- 0700 GMT. BUCHAREST- National bank of Romania Governor Mugur Isarescu to attend financial seminar.

  • Russia is looking for allies in Asia: Pro   Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 11:43 PM ET
    Russia is looking for allies in Asia: Pro

    Andrew Naylor, executive director at Cicero Group, outlines the diplomatic and economic aims of Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Asia this week.

  • Tracking Russia's Asia Pivot   Sunday, 5 Apr 2015 | 6:16 PM ET
    Tracking Russia's Asia Pivot

    Economics will be the top agenda of Russian prime minister Dimitry Medvedev's visit to Vietnam and Thailand this week, says James Brown, Assistant Professor at Temple University, Japan.

  • Thailand ends martial law: Good or bad?   Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 12:47 AM ET
    Thailand ends martial law: Good or bad?

    Su Sian Lim, ASEAN economist at HSBC, says the lifting of martial law in Thailand could help the country's tourism sector, but the overall economic outlook remains weak.

  • Soaring Asia household debt not fully captured Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 12:30 AM ET

    Household debt across Asia is raising red flags, but the official data may not capture the full picture for families around the region.

  • 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.