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  • 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.

  • Five Asian Nations Are Weighing a Rice Cartel Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 9:24 AM ET

    The governments of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar are weighing the creating of a rice exporting cartel.

  • Trade Tomorrow: Global Markets & Best Buy Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 6:38 PM ET

    Best Buy earnings Wednesday may offer a window into health of tech spending. What will they say about TV and computer sales and what does it mean for Corning, Dell and all the major players? Also the global markets trade.

  • Thaksin Returns to Thailand to Cheers, Tears Wednesday, 27 Feb 2008 | 8:55 PM ET

    Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra returned home from exile on Thursday swearing to stay out of politics, although most analysts suspect he will be running the country from behind the scenes.

  • Thaksin Allies Win Thailand Election Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | 12:38 AM ET

    Thailand's rival political parties began battling Monday to cobble together a coalition government after loyalists of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra emerged victors but failed to gain an absolute majority in parliamentary elections.

  • Thai Parties Start Coalition Dealmaking Sunday, 23 Dec 2007 | 12:28 PM ET

    Thailand's political parties got down to hard bargaining on Monday after voters roundly rejected last year's military coup but failed to give the party backing ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra an outright majority.

  • Singapore's state investor Temasek Holdings will adopt a three-pronged strategy to counter the rising tide of nationalism against sovereign wealth funds, a local newspaper said on Friday.

  • Some Funny Business With The Vlog... Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 12:00 PM ET

    First, apologies to those of you trying to click and play the vlog from Friday. No, it wasn't another pathetic bait-and-switch by me to drive up traffic, like when I posted Erin Burnett's picture for no particular reason. There seemed to be some technical issues. Rumors that management yanked it for not being appropriate are allegedly not true.

  • Thailand's voters approved a new army-drafted constitution on Sunday, paving the way to elections in December, but a large number of "No" votes suggested ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra remains a political force.

  • Thai Central Bank Proposes Moves to Curb Baht Rise Thursday, 19 Jul 2007 | 1:14 AM ET

    Thailand's central bank is seeking approval for private businesses to hold dollars indefinitely in a bid to curb a surging baht, Governor Tarisa Watanagase said on Thursday.

  • Thailand Cuts Key Interest Rate to 3.25% Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 6:20 PM ET

    The Bank of Thailand cut its benchmark 1-day repurchase rate by 25 basis points to 3.25% on Wednesday, confounding the majority of economists who had expected no change.

  • A Thai Affair: Ten Years Wiser Monday, 2 Jul 2007 | 1:53 AM ET

    This week marks the tenth anniversary of the Asian Financial Crisis.  As part of’s review of the Asian Financial Crisis, A Fund Affair features the Templeton Thailand Fund.  Why this particular fund?  Templeton, for better or for worse, launched its Thail fund on 20 June 1997, just two weeks before the crisis hit. But before we go into the fund’s details, let’s take a look at what happened ten years past.

  • Emerging Markets: Then And Now Sunday, 1 Jul 2007 | 9:29 PM ET

    Ten years removed from the Asian financial crisis of 1997 the countries which were most affected by the event have rebounded and then some, and market pros say the risk of similar events in the future have decreased now and emerging markets continue to look like a good long-term bet.

  • Launching Into a Crisis: Templeton's Thai Story Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | 2:11 PM ET

    Talk about a case study in why you can’t time the market. Franklin Templeton Investment Funds launched its Thailand fund on June 20, 1997, just two weeks before the float of the Thai baht, which triggered the Asian Financial Crisis.