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  • Foreign funds flows into Thailand's fixed income market total $3 billion, but foreign funds haven't flowed into equity markets until recently, says Pakorn Peetathawatchai of the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

  • A cityscape view of Hua Hin and it's beach in Thailand.

    This city in Thailand has lavish golf courses, affordable rent and beach cafés, International Living reports.

  • **BANGKOK- Thailand Deputy Central Bank Governor Mathee Supapongse speaks at a business forum of monetary policy challenges for Thailand 0200 GMT. CHISINAU, Moldova- National Bank of Moldova interest rate decision. SYDNEY- Sarah Harris, Reserve Bank of Australia's deputy head of financial market infrastructures, payments policy department, participates at...

  • An employee puts a low price dollar sign together at a Walmart store.

    Central banks globally have spent years fruitlessly trying to awaken long-dormant inflation, and some analysts say it’s time to stop trying.

  • In this photo taken Aug. 10, 2011, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra smiles after a group photo with her cabinet members following an oath taking ceremony at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Former Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra failed to appear for a top court verdict citing illness, prompting a judge to suggest she fled.

  • The failure of Yingluck Shinawatra to appear before the Supreme Court for a verdict has thrown a wrench into the country's political process, says managing director, SEA, Teneo Intelligence.

  • If former PM Yingluck Shinawatra is imprisoned by the end of the day, expects lots of polarization, says Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Chulalongkorn University professor.

  • BANGKOK, Aug 24- Localized labor shortages, notably in Japan and the United States, are finally bringing the promise of higher inflation but only stronger growth will really drive it higher, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria said on Thursday. The Paris- based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development had said in June the global economy was on...

  • BANGKOK, Aug 24- Localized labor shortages, notably in Japan and the United States, are finally bringing the promise of higher inflation but only stronger growth will really drive it higher, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria said on Thursday. The Paris- based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development had said in June the global economy was on...

  • BANGKOK, Aug 24- Localised labour shortages, notably in Japan and the United States, are finally bringing the promise of higher inflation but only stronger growth will really drive it higher, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria said on Thursday. The Paris- based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development had said in June the global economy was on...

  • BANGKOK, Aug 24- Localised labour shortages, notably in Japan and the United States, are finally bringing the promise of higher inflation but only stronger growth will really drive it higher, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria said on Thursday. The Paris- based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development had said in June the global economy was on...

  • *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...

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    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...