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BANGKOK, May 25- Thailand's top generals lured the former government and its supporters into a trap by arranging peace talks between political heavyweights then seizing power in a coup moments later, a deposed minister said on Sunday. They'd planned it earlier, then they staged the coup and ordered the other Puea Thai Party members to report to them.
BANGKOK, May 25- Thailand's ruling military laid out its economic priorities on Sunday, telling financial officials from the public and private sectors that it wanted to quickly pay farmers money owed under a failed subsidy scheme and work out a budget for 2015..
Thailand's economy was already struggling before the country's military seized power in a bloodless coup Thursday, saying it needed to restore order after six months of protests aimed at ousting the elected government.
CNBC's Sri Jegarajah has the latest details on the political unrest in Thailand.
Mark Thompson, director of the Southeast Asia Research Centre at City University of Hong Kong, says that while military coups have been a part of Thai political history, there is a threat of civil war hanging over the latest events.
Marc Saxer, Director at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), expects the U.S. to mete out sanctions to Thailand in response to the military coup.
CNBC's Julia Wood goes through the buzz on social media after Thailand's military blocked access to traditional news outlets late on Thursday.
Kristie Kenny, U.S. ambassador to Thailand, says the country's military coup is a real concern for the U.S and explains what actions Washington may take.
Kasem Prunratanamala, Head of Thailand Research at CIMB, says Thursday's military coup has exacerbated the sell-off in Thai equities.
Peter Ter Kulve, President, South East Asia and Australasia at Unilever, says Thailand's political crisis has not affected the firm's business thus far.
JJ Kinahan, Chief Strategist at TD Ameritrade, says investors need to read the crisis in Thailand with a "note of hesitation" as the situation seems contained as of now.
Adrian Mowat, MD & Chief Asian and Emerging Market Equity Strategist at JP Morgan, explains why Thailand's economy can withstand the negative repercussions of the political crisis.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director, World Bank, says Thai leaders need to consider the economic consequences caused by the political crisis.
Adrian Mowat, MD & Chief Asian and Emerging Market Equity Strategist at JP Morgan, describes his experience in Bangkok after Thailand's military declared martial law last week.
A strong opposition to the coup may result in the army taking repressive action, says Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director of Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University.
Victor Chu, Chairman & CEO, First Eastern Investment Group, says investors can look to Thailand for investment opportunities as stability may return after a military takeover in the country.
Steve Vickers, CEO at Steve Vickers & Associates, explains why the current military coup in Thailand will have deeper repercussions than previous army takeovers.
Thomas Byrne, SVP, Asia-Pacific, Middle East Sovereign Risk Group at Moody's, explains how Thailand's ongoing political crisis may impact its economy.
Stephen Wood, Chief Market Strategist, Russell Investments, explains why geopolitical risks in Thailand, Crimea and Ukraine present buying opportunities for investors.
Thailand's military seized control of the government in a bloodless coup on Thursday evening. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports live from Bangkok.