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  • 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...

  • Thailand hunts bomb 'suspect' caught on camera Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 12:53 AM ET
    Thai soldiers inspect the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17.

    Thailand's PM said authorities were looking for a "suspect" seen on CCTV after the bombing that killed 22 people.

  • Bangkok bomb blast underlines political risks: Pro Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 12:18 AM ET
    Bangkok bomb blast underlines political risks: Pro

    Steve Wilford, Asia Pacific Director for Global Risk Analysis at Control Risks Singapore, says Monday's explosion indicates that political risks remain high after 2014's military coup, which have resulted in intermittent security risks.

  • Thailand saw its worst attack in 40 years: Pro Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 11:02 PM ET
    Thailand saw its worst attack in 40 years: Pro

    Kasem Prunratanamala, head of Thailand Research from CIMB, says the bomb explosion which occurred in one of Bangkok's most renowned shrines on Monday is the "worst attack" on the country in 40 years.

  • *Thai baht at 6- year low after Bangkok bomb attack. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.1 percent and most shares markets in Asia rose, lifting the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan 0.4 percent from its two-year low marked on Monday. Still, one would hesitate to brush it aside when it is hitting the lowest level since April 2009, when the world was still...

  • Thai baht will extend losses in the near term: Pro Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Thai baht will extend losses in the near term: Pro

    Following the deadly explosion, markets will be monitoring the impact on Thailand's tourism sector, says Callum Henderson, global head of FX research at Standard Chartered.

  • While shaken, Bangkok tries to return to normal: Pro Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 10:09 PM ET
    While shaken, Bangkok tries to return to normal: Pro

    While the deadly bomb explosion has shaken the country, life in Thailand has resumed to "relatively normal" levels on Tuesday, says Thailand-based co-founder of MBMG Group, Paul Gambles.

  • *Thai baht at 6- year low after Bangkok bomb attack. The dollar-denominated MSCI broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat near its two-year low marked on Monday. Still, one would hesitate to brush it aside when it is hitting the lowest level since April 2009, when the world was still reeling from the aftermath of the Lehman shock, "said Chotaro...

  • Bomb in Bangkok could be targeting tourists: Pro Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 7:46 PM ET
    Bomb in Bangkok could be targeting tourists: Pro

    Suchit Bunbongkarn, director at Institute for Security and International Studies, discusses the bomb explosion which occurred in one of Bangkok's most renowned shrines on Monday.

  • How China's yuan move hurts emerging markets Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 1:52 PM ET
    A vendor holds Chinese Yuan notes at a market in Beijing.

    China's move to devalue the yuan will impact emerging markets in several ways and investors should beware, says UBS's Jorge Mariscal.

  • BANGKOK— A Thai court on Monday sentenced a Swiss man to three years in prison after convicting him of blackmailing his former employer, a Saudi oil exploration company, by threatening to reveal stolen documents. The case has drawn the greatest interest in Malaysia, because documents said to have been leaked by Xavier Justo allegedly revealed links between a...

  • Weaker yuan deals Asia's casinos a losing hand Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 12:16 AM ET
    People walk through a concourse with their luggage at Hong Kong International Airport.

    Asian travel hotspots may be counting on an ever-growing horde of Chinese tourists for growth, but the weaker yuan may choke off the flow of travelers.

  • Thailand Q2 GDP beat estimates, but is it enough? Sunday, 16 Aug 2015 | 10:32 PM ET
    Thailand Q2 GDP beat estimates, but is it enough?

    David Mann, chief economist, Asia at Standard Chartered and Kobsidthi Silpachai, head-capital markets research at Kasikornbank, discuss Thailand's second-quarter growth report card.

  • *Index at 73.4 in July, lowest since May 2014. BANGKOK, Aug 6- Thai consumer confidence fell to a 14- month low in July, dented by slow economic growth, contracting exports and low commodity prices, a university survey showed on Thursday. The consumer confidence index of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce dropped to 73.4 in July from 74.4 in June, its seventh...

  • BANGKOK, Aug 5- Thailand's central bank on Wednesday left its already-low benchmark interest rate steady again, signalling its belief that the weakening baht can aid exports and economic recovery better than a rate cut can. The Bank of Thailand said its 2015 growth forecast of 3.0 percent is being lowered again, due to poor exports, but said it won't give the new...

  • Asian FX markets, brace for a difficult 2016: Pro Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 11:34 PM ET
    Asian FX markets, brace for a difficult 2016: Pro

    Daniel Martin, Asia economist at Capital Economics, says Asian currencies could face further challenges next year as markets have yet to price in the extent of Fed tightening.