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  • BANGKOK, Oct 26- U.S. authorities are in Thailand to inspect progress made in aviation safety standards after it told the country to address shortcomings or face a downgrade, the transport minister said on Monday. Thailand faces a downgrade from a category 1 to a category 2 if it does not show improvement. Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said...

  • The poll also suggests that those few economies which have perked up this year, particularly the United States, the euro zone and Britain, are increasingly exposed to waning global demand and may not be able to maintain their momentum. "Worryingly, for the regions that have shown the most resilience- the U.S. and Europe- the outlook seems to become more clouded," wrote...

  • Meet graffiti artist Alec Monopoly Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 | 8:51 PM ET
    Meet graffiti artist Alec Monopoly

    CNBC speaks to graffiti artist Alec Monopoly about his street art pieces in Thailand and Singapore. He later discusses his collaborations with brands such as W Hotels.

  • Investors, beware these Southeast Asian countries Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 6:40 PM ET
    Investors, beware these Southeast Asian countries

    Countries reliant on commodities and foreign debt, including Indonesia and Malaysia, are a concern, says Paul Gambles, co-founder of MBMG Group.

  • Rising anger in Thailand's boom-to-bust northeast Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    *Rising discontent in Thailand's northeast. KHON KAEN, Thailand, Oct 1- The rural heartland of Thailand's deposed leader Yingluck Shinawatra and her exiled billionaire brother Thaksin is hurting as a result of the military government's economic policies, stirring discontent and the threat of protests. The removal of generous agricultural subsidies has...

  • People here want a higher retirement age Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 11:06 PM ET
    Elderly people work out with wooden dumb-bells in the grounds of a temple in Tokyo on September 21, 2015, to celebrate Japan's Respect for the Aged Day.

    Governments in much of the world face the daunting prospect of fierce opposition to raising retirement ages, but in Asia, many want to see increases.

  • Thai police declare Bangkok bomb case solved Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 9:12 PM ET
    Onlookers near the site of a bomb explosion that took place on August 17, 2015 in Bangkok

    Thai police have declared Bangkok's worst-ever bombing solved, even as questions grow over the investigation, the FT reports.

  • *Downgraded forecasts suggest economy continues to struggle. BANGKOK, Sept 25- Thailand's central bank cut its 2015 economic growth forecast for the third time this year as the economy continues to struggle more than a year after an army coup ended political unrest but says it hopes government measures will lend support. The Bank of Thailand downgraded its...

  • ADB slices Asia growth forecasts Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 9:31 PM ET
    A farmer harvests rice on a field next to residential buildings on the outskirts of Hanoi.

    Asia's growth outlook has taken a haircut from slowdowns in China and India as well as developed markets' soft recovery, the Asian Development Bank said.

  • DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to Oct 5 Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde will speak at the Brookings Institute- 1530 GMT. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble, Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna, Polish Finance Minister Mateusz Szczurek and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker are the key speakers.

  • *Uber's highest average trips per user is in Vietnam. HO CHI MINH CITY, Sept 22- A young, tech-savvy population short on cars but big on smartphones is driving double-digit growth for ride-hailing apps Uber and GrabTaxi in Vietnam, and inspiring some executives to dream of replacing private car ownership altogether. Uber launched its service in Vietnam three...

  • *UK govt says ready to assist workers where necessary. LONDON/ BANGKOK, Sept 18- Britain's second-largest steelmaker, SSI UK, said on Friday it was halting operations at its Redcar plant in northeast England, calling into question the future of its business and putting 2,000 jobs at risk. Thai banking sources told Reuters that SSI has debts of about 47- 48 billion...

  • This Thai builder takes aim at new heights Friday, 18 Sep 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    This Thai builder takes aim at new heights

    Sorapoj Techakraisri, CEO of PACE Development Corporation, tells CNBC the challenges of building Thailand's tallest skyscraper.

  • Roomorama: A different short-term accommodation Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 11:47 PM ET
    Roomorama: A different short-term accommodation

    CNBC speaks to Jia En Teo, COO & co-founder of Singapore-based Roomorama which offers professionally managed properties as short-term stay options.

  • Why the BOT needs to cut rates soon Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 9:41 PM ET
    Why the BOT needs to cut rates soon

    Kasem Prunratanamala, head of Thailand Research at CIMB, says the Bank of Thailand needs to cut rates soon as a Fed rate hike will likely induce more volatility in the Thai baht.

  • How political uncertainty is hurting Thailand Sunday, 6 Sep 2015 | 11:24 PM ET
    How political uncertainty is hurting Thailand

    Kobsidth Silpachai, head of Capital Markets Research at Kasikornbank, discusses the outlook for Thailand's economy amid political uncertainty in the country.

  • Thai junta revisits 'Thaksinomics' as economy ails Sunday, 6 Sep 2015 | 8:25 PM ET
    BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2015/08/27: Somkid Jatusripitak (C) special lecture on stage  "Economic Policy organized by the three institutions, the private sector committee in Dusit Thani Hotel.

    The generals have had to bite the bullet and reopen the populist playbook of the Shinawatra family whose governments they have twice overthrown.

  • *Aug index at 72.3, lowest since May 2014, vs July's 73.4. BANGKOK, Sept 3- Thai consumer confidence fell for the eighth successive month in August to a 15- month low, as weak exports and a deadly bomb blast in the capital Bangkok hold back economic recovery, a university survey showed on Thursday. The consumer confidence index of the University of the Thai Chamber of...

  • BANGKOK, Sept 1- Police hunting those responsible for Thailand's deadliest bombing arrested a second foreign suspect on Tuesday, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan- ocha said. The man was arrested in Sa Kaeo province, on the border with Cambodia east of Bangkok. The suspect was being transferred to Bangkok for questioning.

  • BANGKOK, Aug 31- Thailand's private consumption and investment slipped in July, central bank data showed on Monday, adding to the pessimism over weak exports that suggests a still fragile economic recovery. Southeast Asia's second-largest economy is struggling to recover after an army coup in May 2014 ended months of street protests with exports...