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  • BEIJING— China's main stock index surged 5.3 percent Thursday, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as markets across Asia advanced in the wake of Wall Street's rebound, giving investors some relief after gut-wrenching global losses. Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 2.9 percent to 21,697.31 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 1.1 percent to 18,574.44.

  • BANGKOK— Thailand's prime minister has reshuffled his Cabinet, responding to concerns that the military-installed government has failed to revive the badly lagging economy. Thailand's exports and economy remain weak, and the baht is among the region's worst performers. The new appointments became effective Thursday with their publication in the Royal...

  • Bomb attack has unified Thailand: Politician Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    Bomb attack has unified Thailand: Politician

    Korn Chatikavanij, deputy leader of the Democrat Party of Thailand, says the deadly explosion has "brought the Thai people together in a way that haven't been seen in years."

  • After Bangkok blast, apprehensiveness lurks Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 8:32 PM ET
    After Bangkok blast, apprehensiveness lurks

    Thitinan Pongsudhirak, director of the institute of security and international studies at the Chulalongkorn University, analyzes the possible ramifications of this week's deadly explosion in Bangkok.

  • 'Foreigner' identified as suspect for Bangkok blast Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 8:30 PM ET
    'Foreigner' identified as suspect for Bangkok blast

    Thai police are hunting for a "foreigner" and at least two other men suspected of carrying out the deadly bombing in central Bangkok. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports.

  • Bangkok blast was a 'well-calculated' attack: CLSA Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    Bangkok blast was a 'well-calculated' attack: CLSA

    Apart from happening during the peak hour, the attack was carried out one day after the Mother's Day celebrations, catching the police off guard, says Prinn Panitchpakdi, country head, Thailand at CLSA Securities.

  • Deadly bombing may worsen Thai economy: Pro Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 11:04 PM ET
    Deadly bombing may worsen Thai economy: Pro

    Adrian Dunn, CIO at Brooker Dunn Asset Advisory, says the deadly bomb attack is one of the many economic and political problems that Thailand is currently facing.

  • Will Bangkok blast dent the tourism sector? Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 10:49 PM ET
    Will Bangkok blast dent the tourism sector?

    Roy Teo, senior FX strategist at ABN AMRO Bank, says Thailand's tourism industry will likely be impacted in the near term, thereby raising the risk for more fiscal and monetary stimulus.

  • How Thai authorities are carrying out investigations Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 10:07 PM ET
    How Thai authorities are carrying out investigations

    Kim McQuay, Country Representative for Thailand at The Asia Foundation, says Thai authorities seem determined to conduct the investigations in a "methodical" and "mature" manner.

  • How the SET is assuring investors in Thailand Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 9:44 PM ET
    How the SET is assuring investors in Thailand

    Pakorn Peetathawatchai, head of corporate strategy & finance division, Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), outlines the importance for the stock market to remain open despite Monday's deadly explosion.

  • Minor Hotel: Seeing cancellations after Bangkok blast Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 9:22 PM ET
    Minor Hotel: Seeing cancellations after Bangkok blast

    While the deadly explosion has resulted in short-term cancellations, Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotel Group, believes that Thailand's tourism industry can recover as it has done previously.

  • AmCham: Investor commitment to Thailand stays strong Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 9:07 PM ET
    AmCham: Investor commitment to Thailand stays strong

    Darren Buckley, president of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Thailand, says the deadly bomb blast in central Bangkok on Monday won't sway investor sentiment.

  • Nok Air: Tourists not shunning Thailand, for now Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 8:22 PM ET
    Nok Air: Tourists not shunning Thailand, for now

    While the deadly bomb attack will likely impact tourist confidence, tourist arrivals, in particular from China, have not been affected at the moment, says Patee Sarasin, CEO of Nok Air.

  • The political context behind Bangkok bombing Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 6:34 PM ET
    The political context behind Bangkok bombing

    The site of Monday's deadly bomb blast is an important location which exemplifies political struggles in Thailand, says Aim Sinpeng, lecturer in comparative politics at The University of Sydney.

  • Tracking the aftermath of Bangkok bombing Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 6:14 PM ET
    Tracking the aftermath of Bangkok bombing

    Some economists are warning that Monday's deadly bomb blast could tip Thailand's economy into a crisis. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports from Bangkok.

  • LONDON, Aug 18- A 6 percent fall in Chinese shares on Tuesday hit Asian stocks and left European equities struggling for gains while emerging market currencies and oil prices touched multi-year lows. The commodity sell-off is also weighing on sentiment today, "said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda in London. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent.

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Stocks fell on Tuesday, with European markets buckling under heavy selling pressure carried over from Asia after Chinese shares slumped 6 percent and emerging market currencies and oil prices remained anchored at historic lows. "European equity markets are taking their cues from China, and traders' suspicion is that the second largest economy...

  • Bangkok blast threatens renewed pain for Thai economy Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 3:27 AM ET

    BANGKOK, Aug 18- A bomb that ripped through a religious shrine in Bangkok's commercial heart, killing 22 people and wounding more than 100, could deal a heavy blow to a tourism sector that has been one of the few recent bright spots for Thailand's struggling economy. "Our Japanese customers have all checked out this morning and bookings have also been cancelled,"...

  • Asia's 'infrastructure gap' threatens to hamper growth Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 2:11 AM ET

    The Philippines is far from alone. The outpouring of support for a Chinese-led bank to finance infrastructure highlights a gap in Asia's success story: From power-starved India to Thailand's overburdened railways, developing economies face a shortage of basic facilities so severe that it threatens to hold back growth and living standards.

  • *US rate hike, China slowdown hit Asian shares. TOKYO, Aug 18- Asian shares fell to a two-year low on Tuesday on worries that cooling demand in China will weigh on the trade-reliant region, while the dollar held firm after strong U.S. housing data offset concerns from a weak manufacturing report. Concerns that the slowdown in China will hurt other Asian countries...