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The U.S. Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) later Thursday, but it is unlikely to result in huge capital inflows into Asia, the Bank of Thailand’s Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul told CNBC.
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Thailand’s rising banking shares could jump a further 30 percent over the next 12 months as profitability soars on strong investment and corporate lending growth, according to Japanese brokerage Nomura.
Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra remains a divisive figure in the Kingdom, 6 years after being deposed. Parvin Chachawanpongpan, Associate Professor at the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies at Kyoto University says Thaksin is still manipulating the ruling government but Prime Minister Yingluck has stepped up and showed her leadership.
Peter Fleet, President, ASEAN at Ford says the automaker is recovering from the Thai floods and seeing strong demand for its vehicles.
Bringing Thaksin Shinawatra, the former prime minister convicted of corruption, back to Thailand will bring ‘tension and conflict’ to the country, opposition leader and former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva told CNBC on Tuesday.
Europe should be “realistic,” devalue its currency and bear the pain of reforms so that it can emerge from the debt crisis stronger, like Asia did in 1997, said Bank of Thailand’s Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul.
PTT will help provide a fast-growing market for the natural gas from U.K.-listed Cove Energy’s east African fields, if it wins a bidding war with Royal Dutch Shell, the CEO of the company Pailin Chuchottaworn told CNBC.
Hundreds died and businesses lost billion in last year's floods, caused in part by overflow from dams filled to hedge against drought. This year, Thailand is testing different prevention measures. The CSM reports.
Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says Thailand is not failing and what it needs to do is to speed up its recovery.
Thailand’s economy has the potential to grow at 7 percent in 2012, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Kittirat Na-Ranong, told CNBC Friday. He added that the billions being spent this year on post-flood reconstruction projects would help boost the economy.
International Living just released its Retirement Index for 2012, which determines foreign destinations offering retirees a high standard of living at a low price. CNBC.com highlights 10 of them.
Following a dismal 2011, emerging markets could see up to a 30 percent gain this year, assuming the sovereign debt crisis in the euro zone is kept at bay, according to Geoffrey Dennis, managing director at Citi.
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With Thailand recovering from the worst flooding to hit the country in decades, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says the government is serious about solving the country's long-term problems and will invest in water management to ensure such flooding doesn't happen again.
Troops and army trucks are rolling through the streets of Bangkok again. This time it is not to battle protesters or overthrow a prime minister, but to help flood-hit civilians. The NYT reports.
Bangkok residents, unfazed by the floods that have created water levels as high as three feet, kept their businesses and transportation open. The Christian Science Monitor reports.
Heavy flooding in Thailand is forcing many factories to close production of hard drives. So is it time to get out of hard-drive makers? Jayson Noland, Robert W. Baird, and Grady Burkett, Morningstar, discuss.
Three weeks after monsoon run-off swamped more than 1,000 factories across central Thailand, the brown, corrosive floodwaters have only slightly receded, leaving the world’s largest computer makers without a reliable forecast about when crucial parts will be available once again. The NYT reports.