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  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This week marks the tenth anniversary of the Asian Financial Crisis.  As part of CNBC.com’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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thai prosecutors filed corruption charges against ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in the Supreme Court on Thursday, in the first formal charges lodged against the exiled former premier.

  • Thailand's army-backed government says it will seize 21 bank accounts with assets worth $1.53 billion from ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife.

  • Thailand's financial markets breathed a sigh of relief on Friday in the absence of immediate violence in the wake of the stunning banishment of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his party from politics.

  • Thailand's central bank will lower interest rates further to stimulate economic growth, Bank of Thailand governor Tarisa Watanagase said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

  • Temasek Holdings has put its plan to sell some shares in Shin Corp on hold pending an investigation into whether the Singapore firm broke Thai foreign ownership laws, financial sources said on Thursday.

  • Economic think-tank chief Chalongphob Sussangkarn has agreed to become finance minister of Thailand's military-appointed interim government, the Nation newspaper reported on Tuesday.

  • The search for a new Thai finance minister will take several days, Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont said after the shock departure of his economic tsar further eroded the government's shaky credibility.

  • The key to sustaining economic growth in Thailand is to keep the baht from rising too much against other currencies, although other steps are also needed, central bank Governor Tarisa Watanagase said Monday.