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  • BANGKOK, June 3- Thai consumer confidence jumped in May on hopes a new military government would impose order after months of political chaos that had threatened to tip the economy into recession.

  • BANGKOK, June 3- Consumer confidence in Thailand rose in May after falling for 13 straight months, according to a university survey carried out after the army seized power and said it will end political unrest and revive a stumbling econonomy.

  • *Bumper wheat harvests in Ukraine, Russia push down prices. Blessed with near-record output, exporters in Russia and Ukraine are offering the cheapest wheat from the Black Sea region, tempting Asian buyers to switch from the Australian and U.S. grain that has traditionally dominated their supplies.

  • Jalil Rasheed, Investment Director at Invesco, explains why Thai stocks have held up quite well despite the military coup. He also discusses the outlook for Indonesia ahead of July elections.

  • Thai army chief: Elections? Maybe after a year Friday, 30 May 2014 | 12:47 PM ET
    Thai army chief General Prayut Chan-O-Cha gestures during a press conference in Bangkok, May 26, 2014.

    The head of the military junta that took over Thailand in a coup said that elections may take over a year as peace and reforms must come first.

  • BANGKOK, May 30- Thailand's junta leader said on Friday a process of reconciliation between political factions and reforms would take about one year and only after that would a general election would be held.

  • McDonald's to Thais: Stop hamburgling our arches Friday, 30 May 2014 | 10:32 AM ET
    Thai-army soldiers stand guard outside a McDonalds outlet ahead of a planned gathering in Bangkok on May 25, 2014.

    Thai anti-coup protesters have tacked the golden arches on signs and McDonald's could take action if they don't stop. NBC News reports.

  • BANGKOK, May 30- Thailand is expected to publish data on Friday showing stagnant consumption and investment, more evidence of a stumbling economy that will lend urgency to the military junta's efforts to get the country working again. Army chief and coup leader General Prayuth Chan- ocha has spoken of the need for broad reforms before an election.

  • Why domestic investors still like Thai shares     Friday, 30 May 2014 | 12:24 AM ET

    Adithep Vanabriksha, Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Aberdeen Asset Management, explains why domestic institutional and retail investors are scooping up Thai stocks despite the political crisis.

  • We have a 'global overhang of debt': HSBC     Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 10:21 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, says emerging Asia is fast catching up with the U.S. and Japan in terms of debt.

  • BANGKOK, May 30- Thailand is expected to publish data on Friday showing stagnant consumption and investment, more evidence of a stumbling economy that will lend urgency to the military junta's efforts to get the country working again. Army chief and coup leader General Prayuth Chan- ocha has spoken of the need for broad reforms before an election.

  • *Thailand enjoys big advantage in supplier base, skilled workers. *Japanese manufacturers looking a Indonesia, India in longer term.

  • *Scores detained since coup on May 22. BANGKOK, May 28- Thailand's junta has appointed as advisers two retired generals with palace connections, putting powerful establishment figures hostile towards former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra firmly in the ascendant in the country's long-running power struggle.

  • Thailand: 'The worst is over'     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Mayuree Chowvikran, investment strategist at Maybabk KimEng Securities, says the worst is over for the Thai economy, as domestic consumption should pick up again in June.

  • BANGKOK, May 28- Thailand's trade shrank in April and factory output fell for a 13th straight month, underscoring the damage political unrest has caused and the tough job the new military government faces reviving an economy that contracted in the first quarter.

  • *Scores detained since coup on May 22. BANGKOK, May 28- Thailand's junta has appointed as advisers two retired generals with palace connections, putting powerful establishment figures hostile towards former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra firmly in the ascendant in the country's long-running power struggle.

  • BANGKOK, May 27- Thailand's military rulers settled down to work at their Bangkok headquarters on Tuesday, firmly in charge with royal endorsement while rounding up critics and searching for weapons they fear could still be used to fight their takeover.

  • Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie, thinks investors are being too optimistic on Thailand and explains why he remains underweight.

  • Tracking the coup's impact on Thai retailers     Monday, 26 May 2014 | 11:38 PM ET

    Nirgunan Tiruchelvam, Director for ASEAN Consumer at Standard Chartered Bank, explains why the long-term prospects for Thailand's consumer sector remain "sound."

  • *Army move came after months of political turmoil. *Army leaders moving quickly to support economy. BANGKOK, May 27- Thailand's military rulers will settle down to work at their Bangkok headquarters on Tuesday, firmly in charge after royal endorsement but facing small protests that the security forces have so far handled with restraint.