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  • *Committee votes 6-1 to keep rate at 2.0 pct; one wanted a cut. BANGKOK, Nov 5- Thailand's central bank left the door open to a possible cut in interest rates as the economy is growing more slowly than it forecast earlier, but held its policy rate steady on Wednesday. The Bank of Thailand said at a policy review it would cut its GDP forecasts this year and next, although...

  • BANGKOK, Nov 5- Thailand's central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Wednesday, as expected, but said there was still room to cut rates if needed as economic growth slows. The Bank of Thailand said it would cut its economic growth forecasts this year and next, but noted exports were poised to gradually pick up next year with the global recovery.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 31- Thailand's factory output fell but exports and consumption rose on Friday, suggesting the economy is struggling to gain momentum after a coup ended months of political unrest five months ago. "Overall, Thailand's economy is seeing a gradual recovery but the environment is still weak in terms of household spending and private investment," said...

  • BANGKOK, Oct 30- Sixteen years old and studying 13 hours a day, high school pupil Worapot doesn't have time to waste matching up to a military-led government's idea of what makes a good Thai. "Now the system might get even worse," said Worapot, as he sat on the steps of a language school in a bustling Bangkok shopping district where he is taking extra lessons in English.

  • *Thailand is world's biggest exporter, producer of rubber. BANGKOK, Oct 17- Thailand's government has announced a series of measures to support rubber farmers reeling from a slump in global prices to five-year lows, helping push up futures in Tokyo and Shanghai by almost 5 percent at one stage on Friday. The steps announced late on Thursday include nearly $1...

  • Fuel price hikes: India, Indonesia, now Thailand?

    Wirat Uanarumit, CFO of Thai oil giant PTT, discusses price reform in Thailand and the impact of lower oil prices on the firm's revenues and profits.

  • *Thailand is world's biggest exporter, producer of rubber. BANGKOK, Oct 17- Thailand's government has announced a series of measures to help rubber farmers reeling from a slump in global prices to five-year lows, helping push up futures in Tokyo and Shanghai by nearly 5 percent on Friday. The steps include nearly a billion dollars in funds to finance rubber...

  • PM Group: See potential in Sino Grandness deal   Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:43 PM ET
    PM Group: See potential in Sino Grandness deal

    Prayudh Mahagitsiri, Chairman of PM Group, explains the firm's investment in Sino Grandness Food Industry Group. He also discusses Thailand's political situation.

  • Global sugar mills retrench as depressed prices take toll Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 11:36 AM ET

    LONDON/ SAO PAULO, Oct 8- Squeezed margins in sugar mills, caused by depressed prices after years of global over-supply, are hastening closures and consolidation in the sector, potentially eroding global output and supporting prices. Faced with declining revenues, more sugar mills in top producer Brazil are expected to shut in the coming months, while...

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ JAKARTA, Oct 3- September marked a turning point for Southeast Asia's foreign exchange and stock markets, ending a six-month run of capital inflows as the dollar's broad rally drew investors' attention to the currency risk and exalted valuations in these markets. Even though the cumulative net foreign investment was positive in the four...

  • BANGKOK, Oct 2- Consumer confidence in Thailand dropped in September for the first time since May's military coup, a university survey showed, adding to evidence that authorities haven't yet been able to get an economic recovery on track. Consumption is a pivotal engine of growth in Thailand, so getting Thais to spend more is crucial for reaching the growth...

  • "Given its size, economic potential and its strategic position between China and India, Myanmar is forecast to be one of the fastest growing economies in the region over the medium term," Andrew Geczy, CEO of international and institutional banking for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, said in a statement.

  • YANGON, Oct 1- Myanmar has granted nine foreign banks, including three Japanese lenders and Australia's ANZ, approval to operate on a limited basis- a move aimed at spurring foreign investment in an economy emerging from decades of military rule.

  • TOKYO/ BANGKOK, Oct 1- Three major Japanese banks are among foreign banks that have been granted limited operating licences in Myanmar, a move that Myanmar's government hopes will spur foreign investment in an economy emerging from decades of military rule.

  • BANGKOK, Sept 30- Thai factory output dropped for a 17th straight month and a central bank index showed consumption slipped in August, the latest signs that the country's economy is still sputtering.

  • Why emerging Asia is the place to be   Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 7:20 PM ET
    Why emerging Asia is the place to be

    Decent valuations and earnings growth are some of the reasons to invest in emerging Asia, says David Kahn, Managing Director at Convergent Wealth Advisors.

  • Expect BOT to keep rates on hold: ANZ   Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:08 PM ET
    Expect BOT to keep rates on hold: ANZ

    Glenn Maguire, Chief Economist for South Asia, ASEAN and the Pacific at ANZ, explains why the Bank of Thailand will likely leave interest rates unchanged on late Wednesday.

  • Thailand can see 2% growth this year: Expert   Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 12:25 AM ET
    Thailand can grow more than 5% next year: Expert

    Kobsak Pootrakool, Executive Vice President at Bangkok Bank, explains why he is confident that Thailand can see better economic growth by year-end.

  • 'Guarded optimism' on Thailand's recovery: Pro   Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 11:09 PM ET
    'Guarded optimism' on Thailand's recovery: Pro

    Apart from political instability, Thailand also faces a slew of structural problems like fiscal sustainability, says Taimur Baig, Chief Economist for Asia at Deutsche Bank.

  • The challenges that Nok Air faces in 2014   Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:36 PM ET
    Nok Air: These are the challenges in 2014

    Patee Sarasin, CEO of Nok Air, says Thailand's political unrest and an oversupply in capacity have affected the airline's performance this year.