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Thai Junta Bond Yields Lower Than US Debt Deter Global Funds

12-May-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Foreign investors are shying away from Thai government bonds after their extra yield over US Treasuries evaporated, bringing an end to a record nine-month rally. An index of [...]
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Burma’s President Calls on Thailand to Protect Migrant Workers

12-May-2016 Intellasia | Irrawaddy | 6:00 AM

Burma’s President Htin Kyaw called on Thai Foreign minister Don Pramudwinai to strengthen labour rights protections for millions of Burmese migrant workers in Thailand, [...]
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After 30 years in Thailand, a glimmer of hope for refugees from Burma

12-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Ta Mla Saw was about seven when she and her family fled from Myanmar troops attacking her village in the country’s ethnic Karen region, and crossed the river into [...]
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Thailand duplicates world’s largest stupa in Chiang Mai

12-May-2016 Intellasia | NNT | 6:00 AM

Thai Buddhists no longer have to travel all the way to Nepal to see one of the world’s largest stupas ‘Boudhanath’. The landmark stupa has now been [...]
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Thailand frees eight anti-junta activists on bail

12-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand released eight activists on bail on Tuesday who had been detained for posting Facebook comments critical of the ruling junta and a military-backed draft [...]
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PH seeks cigarette talks with Thailand

12-May-2016 Intellasia | The Standard | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is seeking bilateral talks with Thailand to resolve a dispute on cigarette trade between the two countries. The Philippines submitted a request on May 4 to [...]
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Thailand expects 1 million Russian tourists in 2016

12-May-2016 Intellasia | RBTH | 6:00 AM

Thailand expects one million tourist arrivals from Russia in 2016, the Bangkok Post cited the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) as saying on May 10. This would mark a 13 [...]
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Thai students caught using ‘Mission Impossible’ exam spy glasses

11-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A top Thai medical college has caught students using spy cameras linked to smartwatches to cheat during exams in what some social media users on Monday compared to a plot [...]
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Thai junta to get its report card

11-May-2016 Intellasia | Policyforum | 6:00 AM

Many have promised to bring Thailand together, but only succeeded in uniting people against them. The increasingly isolated Thai junta could soon get the measure of its [...]
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Sacred bulls predict rainfall for parched Thailand

11-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s drought-stricken farmers got a rare bit of good news on Monday, when a pair of sacred bulls predicted that the heavens would finally open during the upcoming [...]
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Bullish forecast for Thailand

11-May-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Royal sacred white oxen being offered food during the Royal Ploughing Ceremony at the Royal Ground, Sanam Luang, near the Grand Palace in Bangkok yesterday. The ancient [...]
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Asean-Minded Nissan Expands Thailand R&D Facility

11-May-2016 Intellasia | Wardsauto | 6:00 AM

Nissan’s first R&D vehicle-test facility in the Asean and Oceania region initially will evaluate 12 models, including its core model Navara, Almera ecocar and [...]
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Military repression halts progress: So much for paradise in Thailand

11-May-2016 Intellasia | Business Mirror | 6:00 AM

Thailand is an exotic destination for travellers and a big Southeast Asian economy, but it has an ugly side. Freedoms there are under siege from a heavy-handed military [...]
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Burma’s Kanbawza Bank to Open Rep Office in Thailand

11-May-2016 Intellasia | Irrawaddy | 6:00 AM

Kanbawza (KBZ) Bank is to become the first Burmese lender to open a representative office in a foreign country, after the Bank of Thailand issued the firm a license late last [...]
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Thailand presents its rights record to UN this week

11-May-2016 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

Justice Ministry permanent-secretary Chanchao Chaiyanukij said yesterday he would lead a delegation to report the country’s human rights situation to the United Nations [...]
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