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Fast Asia Open: Thailand trade data, Taiwan and Philippines rates decisions

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump’s trade tsar has fired a warning shot at both Beijing and the World Trade Organisation, cautioning that any decision to label China a “market [...]
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Man stopped on Thai border with orangutans, tortoises, raccoons

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thai wildlife officers have arrested a Malaysian man attempting to smuggle two baby orangutans, 51 tortoises and six raccoons into the kingdom across its southern border, [...]
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Brits and Thais race to close stolen supercar pipeline

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Dozens of supercars including Lamborghinis, Porsches and BMWs have been stolen from the streets of Britain and shipped to Thailand in a complex scam that police from both [...]
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Thailand Says $44 Billion Project Can Link to Xi’s Belt and Road

23-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Thailand said a $44 billion plan to add infrastructure and upgrade industry on its eastern seaboard can link up with China’s Belt and Road Initiative, as part of a push [...]
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Thailand’s Worse-Than-China Bad-Loan Ratio Seen Nearing Peak

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Nonperforming loans at Thailand’s banks are set to peak toward the end of 2017, according to Fitch Ratings, an outlook that may salve investor sentiment in one of [...]
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Thai man says he bombed army hospital in revenge for coup

Thai man says he bombed army hospital in revenge for coup

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Thai man publicly confessed Tuesday to planting a bomb inside an army-run hospital last month, saying he was motivated by a loathing for the military and their frequent [...]
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Thailand’s Bad Loan Ratio Is Worse Than China’s

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Nonperforming loans at Thailand’s banks are set to peak toward the end of 2017, according to Fitch Ratings, an outlook that may salve investor sentiment in one of [...]
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Thai Firms Bypass Military government to Invest a Record $13 Billion Abroad

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Bogged down by policy uncertainty under military rule, companies in Thailand are spreading out. Thai businesses invested a record $13 billion abroad in 2016, dwarfing inflows [...]
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Abusive Treatment of Refugees a Blot on Thailand’s Rights Record

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Forced Repatriation, Inhumane Detention Adds Misery to Asylum Seekers Once again, World Refugee Day has arrived with no improvement in Thailand’s abysmal treatment of [...]
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Thailand risks losing out in railway deal with China: The Nation

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

In its editorial on 19 June, the paper warns of the perils of forcing through the fraught high-speed railway deal between Thailand and China. The government will have to [...]
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Suspect admits to blasts in Thailand, says acted against ‘coup government’

22-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A 61-year-old man arrested in connection with a bomb blast at a military-run hospital in Bangkok claimed responsibility for the attack on Tuesday saying he objected to [...]
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Six Thai soldiers killed by bomb in restive south

Six Thai soldiers killed by bomb in restive south

21-Jun-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Six Thai soldiers were killed and four injured when a roadside bomb ripped their patrol truck apart in the insurgency-plagued south on Monday, police said. The bomb hit the [...]
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Thai Firms Bypass Military government to Invest a Record $13 Billion Abroad

21-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Bogged down by policy uncertainty under military rule, companies in Thailand are spreading out. Thai businesses invested a record $13 billion abroad in 2016, dwarfing inflows [...]
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Thailand joins China in crackdown on cheap travel packages

21-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Coconuts | 6:00 AM

With the constant flow of Chinese tourists into Thailand, the Thai government is aiming to rid itself of the “cheap destination” label by setting standardised [...]
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Thailand Plans Cyber Network Scrutiny, Law to Toughen Online Monitoring

21-Jun-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand aims to buy software to strengthen the military government’s ability to track online networks and monitor online activity while planning a cyber law that will [...]
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