It is hard to make a cold-eyed assessment of Thailand's King Bhumibol, partly because of the country's draconian lese majeste laws.
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...
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...
There are still plenty of uncertainties regarding Thailand's economic outlook. Here's what analysts think.
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.
A year-long mourning period for King Bhumibol Adulyadej risks impacting the return to civilian rule in Thailand.
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.
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.
Markets were initially nervous about the succession of the monarchy in Thailand but nerves should ease soon, says Saxo Capital Markets' Tareck Horchani.
Patrick Jory, lecturer at the University of Queensland, talks about the Thai monarchy's holding company that the King has sole discretion in using.
Patrick Jory, lecturer at the University of Queensland, talks about what lies ahead for Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn in navigating the Thai political landscape.
Thitinan Pongsudhirak, professor at Chulalongkorn University, explains why King Bhumibol's passing will be so deeply mourned by Thailand.
The Crown Prince's decision to delay the succession should be taken at face value as he mourns with the nation, says Christian Lewis, associate at Eurasia Group.
The mood is somber as the people of Thailand mourn the death of the 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died after a 70 year reign.
It will be difficult to imagine Thailand without its much beloved monarch, says Pavin Chachavalponpun, professor at Kyoto University.
Thailand's highly revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a symbol of unity for the politically divided country, has died at the age of 88.
A difficult transition lies ahead following the death King Bhumibol Adulyadej, a critical unifying force in a divided country.
Thailand's people woke up on Friday to the first day in 70 years without a king who guided the nation through decades of change and turmoil.
President Barack Obama' s faltering "pivot" to Asia less than a month before the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential elections. The king was important in cementing the long-standing alliance between the United States and Thailand after World War Two, in a reign that spanned the Vietnam War and development of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which Washington still...