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Corruption drained $35.6bn from Thailand in 2012

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Bangkokpost | 6:00 AM

More than $35 billion was illicitly drained from Thailand through money laundering, tax evasion, crime and false trade documentation in 2012, marking the fourth-consecutive [...]
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Thai sea gypsies embrace modern life after tsunami

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

As he gently lowers a fishing net into an azure lagoon, Saponkit Klatalay concedes he no longer roams the waters for days and nights like generations of sea gypsies before [...]
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Thailand’s Wind Energy appoints new CEO after graft scandal

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s biggest developer of wind farms, Wind Energy Holdings (WEH), has appointed a new chief executive, the company said on Tuesday. The change follows a [...]
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Thailand fails to clean poisoned creek despite court order: rights group

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of families in western Thailand are suffering from lead poisoning near a polluted creek that the government has failed to clean up despite a court order two years [...]
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One of Thailand’s Rising Energy Stars Implicated in Corruption Probe

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Until a few weeks ago, Nopporn Suppipat was a rising star in Thailand’s corporate scene. The 43-year-old entrepreneur was profiled in local news magazines, touted as a [...]
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Thailand: The King, Princesses, Uncles and The crown Prince – analysis

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Eurasia Review | 6:00 AM

Thailand appears to be heading for a royal change of guard at the very top. The widely revered and ailing 87-year-old king, Bhumibol Adulyadej or Rama IX of the Chakri [...]
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Thailand’s Bonds Fall With Baht Before Central Bank Rate Meeting

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s 2023 government bonds fell for a third day after the central bank kept interest rates unchanged amid a selloff in emerging-market assets. Sixteen of 23 [...]
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Thailand must confront climate change

18-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Bangkokpost | 6:00 AM

Recently scientists concluded that 2014 is on target to be the hottest year recorded. Also, this past weekend delegates from around the world wrapped up the twentieth world [...]
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MarketsThailand, Japan lead Asia-Pacific equity sell-off

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Asia-Pacific markets were in a broad sell-off after another torrid session for the rouble convinced Russia’s central bank to drastically push up interest rates. [...]
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In monarchist Thailand, does money now trump a royal title?

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Former Princess Srirasmi Suwadee became a commoner last weekend as part of her divorce from the heir to the Thai throne. For more minor royals, a title that once offered [...]
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A Thai Princess’ Fairy Tale Comes to an End

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The fairy tale finally ended, somewhat bitterly. Having been the royal consort for more than a decade, Princess Srirasmi, the official wife of Thailand’s Crown Prince [...]
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Despite risks, Thailand may consider rate cut

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:00 AM

Dario Pignatelli | Bloomberg | Getty Images Calls for Thai policymakers to cut interest rates are growing despite an environment of high household debt, as the economy [...]
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Thailand’s shares plunge 7pct

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s benchmark stock index headed for its biggest loss in 11 months as energy companies slumped on a rout in crude and investors speculated this year’s [...]
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Fed rate reversal threatening local rebound

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

The US Federal Reserve’s rate reversal could exacerbate Thailand’s swelling household debt and provide headwind to the country’s economic rebound next year, [...]
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Thai Stocks Slump Most in 11 Months as Energy Companies Decline

17-Dec-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s benchmark stock index fell the most in 11 months as energy companies slumped on a rout in crude and investors speculated this year’s rally was [...]
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