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  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.

  • The market won't retest its March lows, but it will turn choppy around January or February, said Joe Quinlan, chief market strategist at Bank of America.

  • Thailand's PM: Abhisit Vejjajiva Monday, 28 Sep 2009 | 12:30 PM ET

    Thailand is a country in transition.  It was just three years ago when a coup replaced head of state -- Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Since then, the country has remained challenged.  Most recently in April, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency after attempts to topple his government.

  • Philip Morris Thai Faces $2 Billion Tax Charges Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 12:12 AM ET

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  • Find Strong Bank Stocks … in Thailand: Mobius Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 11:33 PM ET

    Thailand is the next big place for investing in emerging markets, especially the country’s banking stocks, Templeton Asset Management Managing Director Mark Mobius told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Farrell: Data More Negative Than Not Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | 9:56 AM ET

    Last Friday, the closely-watched University of Michigan consumer confidence survey registered a disappointing reading of 64.6, when hopes had been for a 70 or so. But maybe it shouldn't have been a surprise, figuring that, during the month, energy prices were high (since reversed, of course), the stock market was struggling, and unemployment continued to rise.

  • Pros Say: Big Value Is Now in Technology Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 5:16 AM ET

    While the technology sector struggled in global markets Thursday, experts tell CNBC there is big value there.

  • Pros Say: This Rally Still Has Legs Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 7:52 AM ET

    Global stocks declined Wednesday as grim data from China and the U.S. fueled concerns over the recovery of the global economy. Experts tell CNBC that although the economic slowdown is ongoing, the current rally still has some life in it.

  • Pros Say: How to Play Asian Currencies Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 9:54 AM ET

    The Singaporean dollar gained against its American counterpart Tuesday after the country's central bank announced it was effectively devaluing its currency after posting its worst quarterly economic contraction ever. Experts tell CNBC the gain is unlikely to last.

  • A Bank Stock You Should Actually Buy Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | 8:44 AM ET

    A Thai bank, a Dutch brewer and a US-based food-service provider are among the stock picks given by Wouter Weijand from Fortis Investments.

  • Global stocks, emerging market currencies and high-grade credit all benefited in the last month from a steady improvement in investors' risk tolerance.

  • Thailand's Prime Minister Refuses to Resign Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 10:11 PM ET

    Embattled Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej called the political crisis in Thailand a shameful embarrassment for the country but vowed not to resign or dissolve Parliament, saying Thursday it was his job to protect democracy.

  • Thai Protesters Flout Premier's State of Emergency Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 9:34 PM ET

    Thailand's embattled leader struggled to keep the peace and his grip on power Tuesday after declaring a state of emergency that was openly flouted by thousands of anti-government protesters in the capital.

  • Thailand Declares State of Emergency Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 9:02 AM ET

    Thailand's prime minister declared a state of emergency in the capital Tuesday after street fighting overnight between opponents and supporters of the government left one man dead and dozens of people injured.

  • Charting Asia |SET Index Daily Chart Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 1:31 AM ET
  • Thailand's SET to Correct? Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 1:30 AM ET
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    Emerging markets investment guru Mark Mobius told CNBC's Asia Squawk Box that he's bullish on Thailand as an investment destination long term. But he's also looking for a 20% to 30% correction in the market. Let's see whether the charts agree.

  • Thai Premier Rejects Calls to Step Down Sunday, 31 Aug 2008 | 8:49 PM ET
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    Several Thai politicians at an extended parliamentary debate on how to end anti-government protests joined demonstrators occupying the prime minister's office in calling for his resignation, but a confident Samak Sundaravej insisted he would keep the reins of power.

  • Embattled Thai PM Unveils Economic Stimulus Plan Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 1:12 AM ET

    Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej is set to unveil a new package of tax cuts and cash handouts on Tuesday in a bid to revive a struggling economy and his government's flagging popularity.

  • Court Cases Put New Thai Government to the Test Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 2:24 AM ET

    Just five months after a military junta handed back power through a parliamentary election, Thailand’s latest try at democracy is being severely tested by street demonstrations and a barrage of court cases.

  • Fuel Price Protests Spread, Pressure Governments Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 8:02 AM ET

    Protests against surging fuel prices which have triggered fears of political instability and a global economic downturn expanded in Europe and Asia on Monday, and Colombian truckers said they would join the wave of strikes.