Adithep Vanabriksha, Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Aberdeen Asset Management, explains why Thailand's outlook has improved. He also names the Thai stocks which offer attractive valuations.» Read More
*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.
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 so far the security forces have handled with restraint.
Rob Subbaraman, Chief Economist, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura, says Thailand risks entering the middle-income trap if its political crisis remains unresolved.
Milton Osborne, Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, says repeated military coups show a "full-scale rejection of democratic values" in Thailand.
*Indonesia, Philippines at greatest El Nino risk- FAO. Malaysia and the Philippines are working to manage water supplies and India has bolstered its food stockpiles. They are aiming to reduce the impact of the so-called El Nino, a weather pattern that can bring drought to Australia, Southeast Asia and India.
Nirmal Ghosh, Indochina bureau chief for The Straits Times, comments on the latest events in Thailand, as the army coup received royal endorsement and there was no news on when elections will be held.
Kim Eng Tan, Senior Director, Sovereign Ratings at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, says Thailand's strong credit matrix supports a stable rating of BBB+.
Prinn Panitchpakdi, Country Head for Thailand at CLSA, discusses the army's decision to begin paying almost $5 billion worth of rice subsidies owed to Thai farmers.
With the fundamental political divide in the country unresolved, Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy at HSBC, says he remains "wary" about Thailand.
Garry Evans, Global Head of Equity Strategy, HSBC, explains why political crises in Thailand and Ukraine are unlikely to impact financial markets.
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.