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  • Is a rate cut the answer to Thailand's woes?     Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 1:24 AM ET

    Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist of IHS Global Insight, says a political resolution, rather than an interest rate cut by the Bank of Thailand, would be the real solution to Thailand's economic woes.

  • *Air force chief denies saying plane tracked to Malacca Strait. KUALA LUMPUR, March 12- Malaysia's air force chief has denied saying military radar tracked a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner over the Strait of Malacca, adding to the mystery surrounding the fate of flight MH370, which vanished on Saturday with 239 people aboard.

  • BOT will cut rates on Wednesday: Credit Suisse     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 8:42 PM ET

    Robert Prior-wandesforde, Director, Asia Economics at Credit Suisse, explains why he thinks the Bank of Thailand (BOT) is likely to announce a rate cut on late Wednesday.

  • *Risk appetite curbed by Wall Street's decline, China worries. SYDNEY, March 12- The yen held onto gains early on Wednesday while investors kept their distance from risk currencies such as the Australian dollar amid worries about China's economic health and following a late fall on Wall Street.

  • *Interpol says doubts "terrorist incident". KUALA LUMPUR, March 12- Malaysia's military believes a jetliner missing for almost four days turned and flew hundreds of kilometres to the west after it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a senior officer told Reuters on Tuesday.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, March 11- Malaysia's military believes it tracked a missing jetliner by radar over the Strait of Malacca, far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a military source told Reuters. It made it into the Malacca Strait, "the military official, who has been briefed on investigations, told Reuters.

  • BANGKOK, March 11- Thailand is expected to lift a state of emergency in Bangkok, almost two months after it was imposed to quell anti-government protests, because of pressure from businesses and in light of improving security, a top official said on Tuesday.

  • KUALA LUMPUR, March 11- Malaysia is investigating whether any passengers or crew aboard a missing airliner had personal or psychological problems that might explain its disappearance, along with the possibility of a hijack, sabotage or mechanical failure, police said on Tuesday.

  • BANGKOK, March 11- Thailand is expected to lift a state of emergency in Bangkok, almost two months after it was imposed to quell anti-government protests, because of pressure from businesses and in light of improving security, a top official said on Tuesday.

  • *Decision due on Wednesday, March 12, at 0730 GMT. BANGKOK, March 11- Thai policymakers will cut the country's benchmark interest rate on Wednesday to help the economy cope with the damage from months of political unrest, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters.

  • *Search area expanded in South China Sea and west of Malaysia. KUALA LUMPUR/ WASHINGTON, March 11- The so-far fruitless search for a missing Malaysian airliner entered its fourth day on Tuesday, as sources in Europe, the United States and Asia voiced growing scepticism that the flight lost with 239 people on board was the target of an attack.

  • *Consumer confidence down for 11th straight month. BANGKOK, March 6- Thailand's consumer confidence tumbled to a 12- year low in February, a survey showed on Thursday, as political unrest continued to take a toll on consumption and investment in Southeast Asia's second-biggest economy.

  • Thongma Vijitpongpun, Chairman of the Executive Committee & Chief Executive Officer of Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited, comments on how Thailand's political unrest is having an adverse effect on home builders in Thailand.

  • *Current account surplus $0.22 bln in Jan vs $2.53 bln surplus in Dec. BANGKOK, Feb 28- Thailand reported a fresh set of weak indicators on Friday, producing more evidence that the country's political crisis is hurting the economy and adding to pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates.

  • UPDATE 1-Thai factory output falls 6.4 pct y/y in Jan Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 10:21 PM ET

    BANGKOK, Feb 28- Thai factory output declined slightly less than expected in January, but the 10th consecutive month of reduced activity is the latest indicator of declining domestic demand during the country's protracted political crisis. Data from the Bank of Thailand on private consumption and investment for January is due later on Friday.

  • What is happening in Thailand?     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    Joseph Liow, Associate Dean at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, analyzes latest developments in Thailand and weighs comments about the embattled Southeast Asian country becoming the next Ukraine.

  • Thai PM's hearing will not resolve unrest: Pro     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 12:31 AM ET

    Alecia Quah, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific at IHS Country Risk, says Thailand could see more unrest if the anti-graft body issues charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for corruption on Thursday.

  • Caution on Thai equities and earnings: Aberdeen     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 10:31 PM ET

    Caution is the way to navigate Thai equities at the moment, says Adithep Vanabriksha, CIO, Thailand of Aberdeen Asset Management, adding that he is looking at a downgrade in upcoming fourth-quarter earnings from Thai firms.

  • Thai PM's anti-corruption hearing in focus     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 7:50 PM ET

    Kim Mcquay, Thai Country Representative from The Asia Foundation, discuss latest news saying that Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra may decide not to attend a corruption probe later on Thursday.

  • Thai homebuilders face tough times as crisis drags on Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:32 AM ET

    *Property index has fallen 10 percent in three months. BANGKOK, Feb 26- Political unrest and an over-supplied $20 billion real estate market in Thailand are the latest challenges threatening developers who are cancelling new launches in the hopes of staving off a bubble.

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