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  • The king was a key figure in cementing the long-standing alliance between the United States and Thailand after World War Two, in a reign that spanned the turmoil of the Vietnam War and development of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which Washington still considers vital to maintaining its influence in the region. However, a torrent of...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 13- Thailand is unlikely to face major economic disruption after the death of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, although many people in the country will be grief stricken, some risk analysts and diplomats said. The government might postpone to 2018 a general election scheduled for next year, and Thai stocks and the baht currency are likely to be...

  • Jane Foley, head of FX strategy at Rabobank, discusses the death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej and how this could affect the country's political and economic situation.

  • LONDON, Oct 13- World stocks stumbled to their lowest level in a month on Thursday and the dollar and benchmark bond yields slipped, after a sharp decline in Chinese exports revived concerns about the health of the world's second-biggest economy. Riskier assets have had a difficult few weeks, undermined by concerns about a potential rise in U.S. interest rates,...

  • Thailand could deteriorate into political crisis

    CNBC's Martin Soong discusses the death of the world's longest reigning monarch, Thailand's King Bhumibol.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 13- Thailand is unlikely to face major economic disruption after the death of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, although many people in the country will be grief stricken, some risk analysts and diplomats said. The government might postpone to 2018 a general election scheduled for next year, and Thai stocks and the baht currency are likely to be...

  • Thailand King Bhumibol dead at 88

    According to a statement from the palace, the world's longest reigning monarch has died.

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    Big European asset manager Amundi is generally positive on the emerging markets outlook, but sees three clouds on the horizon.

  • Thai women hold portraits of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej as they pray for his health at Siriraj Hospital, where the king is being treated, in Bangkok on October 12, 2016.

    Royal succession in Thailand will be seamless when triggered, palace observers say, as the acutely taboo topic resurfaced, the SCMP reports.

  • Thai markets might face more uncertainty: Expert

    Thai markets might be facing greater uncertainty following King Bhumibol's condition but a slowdown will be temporary, says The Motley Fool's David Kuo.

  • Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej pictured on December 5, 2011, as he celebrates his birthday.

    The four children of 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej visited him in hospital on Wednesday, as crowds gathered outside.

  • Thailand's stock index fell more than 6 percent on Wednesday and the baht skidded, a day after police warned of a Bangkok bomb plot.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 12- Thailand's stock index fell more than 6 percent on Wednesday and the baht skidded, a day after police warned of a Bangkok bomb plot and on weekend news that 88- year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej's health was in an unstable condition. The Stock Exchange of Thailand fell as much as 6.9 percent at one point to its lowest since March 1, led by shares in the...

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Oct 11- Investors gearing up for the initial public offering of Ant Financial, the $60 billion online finance arm spun off by e-commerce giant Alibaba, will have to wait until at least late 2017 as the business puts growth first, sources say. Sources with knowledge of the plans said Ant Financial, whose anchor business is Alipay, China's largest...

  • BANGKOK, Oct 11- Thai Union Group PCL, the world's biggest producer of canned tuna, said it has bought a minority stake in U.S. seafood chain Red Lobster Seafood Restaurants in a $575 million deal to expand in the United States, its biggest market. Private equity firm Golden Gate Capital will remain Red Lobster's majority owner and retain operational control, Thai...

  • BANGKOK, Oct 10- Thailand's main stock index tumbled as much as 3.6 percent on Monday and the baht fell to more than two-month lows, a day after the palace said that 88- year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej's health was in an unstable condition. The Stock Exchange of Thailand sank in opening trade by the most in nearly a month. Thailand's king, the world's longest...

  • HANOI, Oct 7- Vietnam's government will list all its shares of top state-owned brewers Sabeco and Habeco on local stock exchanges before considering if any foreign beer makers or other investors can take a controlling stake, a senior government official said. Vietnam's government is seeking to fully divest its 89.6 percent ownership in No.1 local beer firm...

  • Nathan Law (R) and Joshua Wong (C) at a rally in Causeway bay following Law's win in the Legislative Council election in Hong Kong on September 5, 2016. A new generation of young Hong Kong politicians advocating a break from Beijing looked set to become lawmakers for the first time on September 5 in the biggest poll since mass pro-democracy rallies in 2014.

    Hong Kong political activist Joshua Wong was deported from Thailand on Wednesday after being detained in Bangkok for several hours.

  • *Two cases of microcephaly confirmed in Thailand. BANGKOK, Sept 30- Thailand reported on Friday the first confirmed cases in Southeast Asia of microcephaly linked to mosquito-borne Zika, as the World Health Organization urged action against the virus across the region. "We have found two cases of small heads linked to Zika, the first cases in Thailand," Prasert...

  • BEIJING, Sept 30- Millions of Chinese tourists are packing their bags for distant and not-too distant shores for the National Day holiday, with early indicators pointing to a slump in bookings for neighbouring Taiwan and Hong Kong. It is also a peak season for retailers outside China looking to lift their top line. Singapore is luring Chinese shoppers with...