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  • *Bids total 119 bln baht vs 80.8 bln baht in 1st auction. BANGKOK, Dec 17- Thailand's telecoms regulator extended an auction for two 4 G mobile broadband network licences for a third day on Thursday amid fierce competition which has raised the overall bidding to $3.3 billion, beating the total price paid for a previously awarded set of licences.

  • What's the outlook for rates in Philippines and Indonesia? Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 10:43 PM ET
    What's the outlook for rates in Philippines and Indonesia?

    Santitarn Sathirathai, head of SEA and India economics research at Credit Suisse, discusses when the BI and BSP might cut rates, because of low inflation outlooks.

  • ASEAN air safety regulator may still be decades away Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 1:46 AM ET

    BANGKOK/ JAKARTA, Dec 16- It could take Southeast Asia, one of the fastest growing air travel markets, two decades to set up a regulatory body to oversee safety in an industry blighted by disasters in recent years, say national regulators and airline executives. The need for tougher regulations gained urgency following this month's report by Indonesia's...

  • Slave-peeled shrimp tied to major retailers, restaurants

    Workers and children are being sold to factories in Thailand and forced to peel shrimp.

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 10- The European Aviation Safety Agency expressed concern about Thailand's air safety oversight on Thursday but not did include any Thai carriers in an updated list of airlines banned from flying in the European Union. Some analysts had expected the EU could follow the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, which last week downgraded Thailand's...

  • Thailand spared from EU's blacklist Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Thailand spared from EU's blacklist

    The European Aviation Safety Agency left out Thai airlines on its list of carriers banned from flying into the European Union

  • Thailand spared from EU's blacklist of airlines Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 5:59 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, Dec 10- The European Aviation Safety Agency did not put any Thai airlines on its list of carriers banned from flying into the EU on Thursday, an EU official said, 10 days after the U.S. aviation body downgraded Thailand. The fact that no Thai airlines appeared on the list will be a boon for Thai Airways International, the only major airline flying into Europe...

  • *China, Thailand to build 900 km rail line. *China to also buy rice, rubber from Thailand. BANGKOK, Dec 3- China and Thailand agreed to build an ambitious 900 km railway line on Thursday in the latest sign of closer ties between them after Bangkok's links with Washington have cooled.

  • BANGKOK, Dec 3- China and Thailand agreed to build an ambitious 900 km railway line on Thursday in the latest sign of closer ties between them after Bangkok's links with Washington have cooled. China has ambitious infrastructure plans for the region to build rail links from Kunming in its southwest through Laos to Thailand. China also agreed to buy rice and...

  • A report commissioned by Swiss food giant Nestle SA released on Monday said its seafood supply chain in Thailand included slave labour, sparking renewed calls to clean up a $3 billion industry long dogged by allegations of abuse. And next month Thailand faces crucial judgments by international bodies that could threaten seafood exports and shake...

  • *TU plans to divest Chicken of the Sea to acquire Bumble Bee. BANGKOK, Nov 24- Thai Union Group, the world's largest canned tuna producer, said on Tuesday it expected U.S. authorities to decide on Dec. 18 whether to approve its proposed $1.5 billion acquisition of rival Bumble Bee Seafoods. Bumble Bee is the largest canned tuna and sardine producer in North America,...

  • Thailand's economy is starting to turn things around Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 3:05 AM ET
    Bangkok, Thailand.

    Things are turning around in the Land of Smiles with promising signs pointing to an economic recovery, according to a senior executive at the SET.

  • SET CFO: These factors are driving a recovery in Thailand

    Pakorn Peetathawatchai, chief strategy and finance officer of the Stock Exchange of Thailand, identifies fundamental factors that are underpinning a strengthening Thai economy.

  • *Suu Kyi's election win could prompt new wave of investment. YANGON, Nov 18- Aung San Suu Kyi's landslide election win might be bad news for Myanmar businessmen like construction magnate Khin Shwe, who lost his parliament seat and remains barred from doing business with U.S. nationals due to his ties to the former junta. Sitting comfortably on a beige leather sofa...

  • Thailand's tourism numbers are good Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 9:31 PM ET
    Thailand's tourism numbers are good

    Thailand tourism sector usually bounces back within a month of any setback, according to Chanin Donavanik, MD and CEO at Dusit International.

  • 'Thailand is in the process of recovery': Akrasanee Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 10:34 PM ET
    'Thailand is in the process of recovery': Akrasanee

    Narongchai Akrasanee, advisor to the Prime Minister of Thailand, says the Southeast Asian economy is recovering amid political stability and restoration of government investment.

  • Southeast Asia's hazy politics of pollution Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 10:20 PM ET
    Indonesian soldiers extinguish the fire on burned peatland and fields on October 2, 2015 in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia.

    Countries have gone to war for less. But pollution from Indonesia's forest fires has received a relatively benign regional response.

  • How KTB plans to be most profitable bank in Thailand

    Vorapak Tanyawong, president and CEO of Krungthai Bank (KTB), says the bank is realigning its portfolio in order to become the most profitable bank in Thailand by 2018.

  • Super bear Marc Faber: I like Vietnam Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 8:11 PM ET
    Super bear Marc Faber: I like Vietnam

    Marc Faber, editor & publisher, The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, says Vietnam remains a bright spot amid a poor global environment.

  • BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Nov 2- In August, foreign ministers from 10 nations blasted China for building artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea. WCRW is just one of a growing number of stations across the world through which Beijing is broadcasting China- friendly news and programming. Many of these stations primarily broadcast content created or...