Roberto Herrera-Lim, Managing Director of Teneo Holdings, says the Thai government must think of elections as the only way to diffuse the tensions in the country.» Read More
Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Director, Asia Economics at Credit Suisse, does not see Indonesia's credit growth leading to a crisis, but says the issue is much greater in Thailand, South Korea and Malaysia.
BANGKOK, Oct 29- Rubber farmers in Thailand on Tuesday threatened to intensify protests as the government rejected their calls for Bangkok to buy their produce at prices higher than the market.
*Gold up for 4th day on bets Fed will keep stimulus. *Gold due for correction, physical demand could weigh- analysts. SINGAPORE, Oct 29- Gold gained for a fourth session on Tuesday, edging closer to a five-week high, as weak U.S. economic data boosted views the Federal Reserve would maintain its stimulus measures, burnishing the metal's appeal as an inflation-hedge.
*Gold up for 4th day on bets Fed will keep stimulus. *Gold due for correction, physical demand could weigh- analysts. SINGAPORE, Oct 29- Gold climbed for a fourth session on Tuesday as weak U.S. economic data boosted views the Federal Reserve would maintain its stimulus measures, burnishing the metal's appeal as an inflation-hedge.
KONEMOE, Myanmar, Oct 22- Htay Aung was riding pillion on a motorbike last Christmas morning, wending through the cool hills of eastern Myanmar, when Air Bagan Flight 11 came down on top of him. Htay Aung found himself sucked into a scorching maelstrom of debris.
BANGKOK, Oct 21- Seventeen factories were temporarily shut on Monday in a major Thai industrial zone dominated by foreign companies, after flood waters blocked nearby roads, a senior official said.
PARIS, Oct 17- A picture spoke volumes about the United States' loss of global prestige and influence due to the shutdown of its government in a partisan standoff over the federal budget and debt. For an administration that has focused its foreign policy on a "pivot" to Asia, the world's most economically vibrant region, this may be more than a momentary setback.
Norwegian, which this year became the only European budget airline to fly transatlantic routes, will fly to New York, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale from London's Gatwick airport, using its new Boeing Dreamliners, it said on Thursday.
Paul Gambles, Managing Partner MBMG International does not expect any change from the current 2.5 percent rate and warns that capital outflows remains a risk for Thai financial markets.
MANILA, Oct 15- Images of a portion of the Philippines' oldest light rail transit line ablaze in the middle of the night were exactly what private sector bidders for a $1.4 billion rehabilitation of the country's rail system had feared.
MUMBAI/ SEOUL, Oct 11- As the U.S. struggles to avert a debt default, Asia's policymakers have trillions of reasons to believe they may be shielded from the latest financial storm brewing across the Pacific.
*Lessor ILFC urges Boeing to halt 787 glitches. OSLO, Oct 9- Budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle plans to take its second Boeing Dreamliner out of operation for precautionary checks after repeated hydraulic and electrical faults led to the grounding of its other one.
But it has been beset by problems, including a battery fire that grounded the model for months this year and forced Boeing to come up with a new battery design.
Catherine Yeung, Investment Director, Fidelity Worldwide Investment talks about the investment opportunities in China's reform agenda and why Thailand is in a "sweet-spot".
OSLO, Oct 3- Norwegian Air CEO Bjoern Kjos was on his way to Thailand last month to celebrate the opening of his budget airline base but instead got a lesson in why many low-cost carriers have failed in the long-haul market.
*India, Thailand expect more bumper harvests. SINGAPORE, Oct 3- Towering grain mountains in Asia, already large enough to feed China for eight months, are set to grow even bigger as governments persist in shoring up their safety buffers against hard times.
OSLO, Oct 1- Budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle could return its grounded Boeing Dreamliner to short haul service as soon as this week and remains so confident in the plane, it is "highly likely" it will order more, its chief executive said.
OSLO, Sept 28- Budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle is taking one of its brand new Dreamliners out of long-haul service and demanding that Boeing repair the plane after it suffered repeated breakdowns, the carrier said on Saturday. Boeing said the repairs would take "a matter of days".
OSLO, Sept 28- Budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle is returning one of its brand new Dreamliners to Boeing, demanding repairs after the jet has suffered repeated breakdowns, it said on Saturday. "We are returning the aircraft to Boeing to improve its reliability." A Boeing spokeswoman could not immediately be reached for comment.
*Norwegian Air Shuttle plane was on its way to Stockholm. OSLO, Sept 27- Norwegian Air Shuttle suffered yet another Boeing Dreamliner breakdown on Friday when a hydraulic pump failed, delaying a flight to Stockholm from Bangkok, a spokesman said on Friday.