*Signed 700 MW wind power deal in Vietnam. As part of plans to more than double power generation capacity by 2021 from 845 megawatts currently, Jormsup Lochaya told Reuters in an interview his company signed a deal to develop new wind power projects in Vietnam last week with combined capacity of 700 MW. Thailand is leading a nascent boom in Southeast Asian...
*Thailand's Q2 GDP caps strong quarter for Southeast Asia. BANGKOK, Aug 21- Thailand's economy capped a solid performance for Southeast Asia in the second quarter, growing at its fastest clip in over four years thanks to strong exports- a common denominator for many countries still struggling to boost private consumption despite ultra-low interest rates.
The Thai baht could strengthen further to below 33 to the dollar, says Santitarn Sathirathai, head of Emerging Asia Economics, Credit Suisse.
Priyanka Kishore, lead Asia Economist, Oxford Economics, says Southeast Asian countries have aided growth through accomodative fiscal policies.
JD.com reported a second-quarter net loss of 496.4 million yuan, with higher marketing costs that offset better-than-expected revenue.
BANGKOK, Aug 10- Thai state energy group PTT Pcl's July purchase of a stake in a liquefied natural gas plant operated by Malaysia's Petronas will be its model for securing natural gas in the future, its chairman told Reuters. Thailand plans to triple its LNG intake by 2022 as its domestic natural gas output dwindles, and the strategy it is adopting is similar to...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday pressed Thai leaders for more action on North Korea during the highest level visit to Thailand by a U.S. official since a military coup in 2014 soured relations with the U.S.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of escaping U.S. pressure over the size of their trade surplus with the United States as their figures point to a jump in imports, but U.S. data shows little change. A spokeswoman for the State Department's East Asia Bureau said Tillerson, who will be the most senior U.S. official to visit Thailand since a 2014 coup, will discuss a...
BANGKOK/ HONG KONG, Aug 2- Mainland Chinese are snapping up more properties in Thailand for both personal and investment purposes, after being priced out of the market in big cities at home, developers in the Southeast Asian country said on Wednesday. With its beaches, varied street food and ancient temples, Thailand has become a holiday favorite with Chinese...
Malaysia's AirAsia is planning to unify its Southeast Asian businesses while growth appears to be on the horizon.
Grab said the $2.5 billion in fresh funds expected will strengthen its market position and grow its mobile payments business.
Credit Suisse turns more optimistic on Southeast Asian banks as the region's domestic demand will drive growth even as exports soften for the rest of 2017.
Apichart Chutrakul, CEO of Sansiri, talks about the state of the Thai property markets and says it's up to banks to pull in the reins.
The Asian financial crisis happened 20 years ago, triggered by the Thai baht collapsing when the government floated the currency.
Twenty years after the Asian Financial Crisis, China is presenting fresh risks for the region, experts told CNBC on Monday.
JAKARTA, June 30- When 7- Eleven opened its first Indonesian outlets in 2009, it made a bet that hip cafe-like versions of its globally recognised convenience stores would pull in hordes of young, urban consumers. Eight years after the chain's first Jakarta store opened, PT Modern Internasional Tbk, the owner of the 7- Eleven master franchise in Indonesia, is...
JAKARTA, June 30- When 7- Eleven opened its first Indonesian outlets in 2009, it made a bet that hip cafe-like versions of its globally recognized convenience stores would pull in hordes of young, urban consumers. Eight years after the chain's first Jakarta store opened, PT Modern Internasional Tbk, the owner of the 7- Eleven master franchise in Indonesia, is...
Singapore equities have outperformed many of their regional peers year-to-date, with yields of 3-3.5 percent, said Amundi Asset Management.
Alibaba said the new investment will increase its stake in Lazada from 51 percent to 83 percent.
MOLDOVA- National Bank of Moldova announces interest rate decision. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds monetary policy meeting- 0430 GMT. WEDNESDAY, JULY 5 BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand monetary policy committee meeting.