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  • *Says investors still have confidence in Thailand. BANGKOK, Oct 21- Thailand's economy is recovering gradually but is stronger than that of many countries, the central bank governor said on Friday, amid concerns that a year of mourning for revered King Bhumibol Adulaydej could affect tourism and consumption. Tourism accounts for about 10 percent of Thailand's...

  • Vendors selling black t-shirts to grieve Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

    Media, property and alcohol industries may feel the biggest pinch from a 30-day ban on "joyful events" after the death of its ninth monarch.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 19- Thais are crowding shopping malls and department stores to stock up on black clothes, as they begin a year of mourning for beloved King Bhumibol Adulaydej that could end up dampening consumption in Southeast Asia's second-biggest economy. The rush on retail outlets such Japan's Uniqlo, Tesco Lotus and BigC is in sharp contrast to thinning...

  • Critics say the commission, formed when Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand signed the Mekong River Agreement in 1995, has been sidelined by those governments. Consultations for the contentious Xayaburi and Don Sahong dams by Laos on the Mekong's mainstream severely damaged the commission's credibility. On each occasion Laos was already working on the...

  • Worst is over for Thai markets: Analyst

    Funds are expected to flow back into Thailand given the steadily growing economy and solid corporate earnings growth, says CIMB's Kasem Prunratanamala.

  • Thai Prime Minister, General Prayuth Chan-o-cha, attends the royal bathing ceremony at The Grand Palace on October 14, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand after the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

    Thailand's junta sought to dispel concern about a royal succession after the Crown Prince delayed his ascension to the throne.

  • Mourners sit on the street with images of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej outside Bangkok's Siriraj Hospita on October 14.

    It is hard to make a cold-eyed assessment of Thailand's King Bhumibol, partly because of the country's draconian lese majeste laws.

  • BANGKOK— Concerts and colossal beach parties in Thailand have been canceled. The death Thursday of Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej has plunged this Southeast Asian nation into an unprecedented period of mourning, and it is likely to stay that way for some time. While the military government has issued no specific guidance to anxious foreigners,...

  • BANGKOK— Thailand's king, who died Thursday, was reputed to be the world's richest royal and one of the wealthiest people on the planet. But try as officials might, there was no escaping that Thailand's monarchy, embodied for 70 years by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, was a fabulously wealthy institution in a country where the widening gap between an affluent Bangkok...

  • LONDON, Oct 14- Emerging stocks rose on Friday but were set to end the week in the red while a strong dollar kept currencies under pressure, including China's yuan which posted its biggest weekly loss since January. Bangkok markets meanwhile steadied after days of volatility, with stocks rising 4 percent and the baht up half a percent as it looked likely that the...

  • Travelling to Thailand? You NEED to know this!

    As the country mourns the passing of their beloved King, here's what you need to know if you're planning a trip to Thailand.

  • Even as the country began its official mourning, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan- ocha urged businesses to stay active, and on Friday most Bangkok shops were open, including the city's shopping malls. Grissarin Chungsiriwat, due to be married in Bangkok in early November, said her wedding was likely to be postponed. Thailand's economy grew an annual 3.5 percent in the...

  • The most visited and remembered landmark of Thailand, The Grand Palace in Bangkok is where every visitor must pay a visit. The construction of the Grand Palace began in 1782 during the reign of King Rama I. The Grand Palace served as a significant royal residence until 1925 and is now used for ceremonial purposes only.

    There are still plenty of uncertainties regarding Thailand's economic outlook. Here's what analysts think.

  • The Thai army will remain in control: Pro

    Alastair Newton, director of Alavan Business Advisory, says he expects there will be a long period of calm in Thailand following the king's death.

  • Thailand is in national mourning after the death of its beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

    A year-long mourning period for King Bhumibol Adulyadej risks impacting the return to civilian rule in Thailand.

  • Here's how to approach the Thai markets

    The opening of the stock exchange the day after the King's passing has been a positive indicator, says Bank Julius Baer's Mark Matthews.

  • Military prepared for Thai succession: Academic

    The calm reaction in Thailand to the passing of King Bhumibol suggests that groundwork for his replacement had been laid, says Kevin Hewison, professor at the UNC-CH.

  • Thai markets will calm down: Expert

    Markets were initially nervous about the succession of the monarchy in Thailand but nerves should ease soon, says Saxo Capital Markets' Tareck Horchani.

  • Ever heard of the Crown Property Bureau?

    Patrick Jory, lecturer at the University of Queensland, talks about the Thai monarchy's holding company that the King has sole discretion in using.

  • Thai crown prince has tough act to follow: Expert

    Patrick Jory, lecturer at the University of Queensland, talks about what lies ahead for Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn in navigating the Thai political landscape.