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Charoen Pokphand to pay $2.1b for majority stake in HK unit

28-Nov-2011 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:01 AM

Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF), Thailand’s biggest producer of meat and animal feed, agreed to acquire 74 percent of a Hong Kong affiliate for $2.1 billion, gaining [...]
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Thailand counts cost of floods

Thailand counts cost of floods

28-Nov-2011 Intellasia | AFP News | 7:01 AM

A young couple scour a jobs board in the Thai city of Ayutthaya in a desperate hunt for work, more than a month after the factories where they worked were flooded. They say [...]
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Thailand resident sues over flood response

28-Nov-2011 Intellasia | UPI | 7:01 AM

A resident of a central province in Thailand filed a court petition accusing authorities of mismanaging flood control. Tossiri Poonnuan, a resident of Bang Bua Thong, [...]
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BoI: Investment on course despite floods

28-Nov-2011 Intellasia | bangkokpost.com | 7:01 AM

Investment in Thailand will remain intact despite heavy floods, with applications for Board of Investment (BoI) privileges likely to top 500 billion baht this year, says [...]
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Foreign insurers ‘are confident in Thailand’

26-Nov-2011 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 7:01 AM

Leading foreign insurance companies have confidence in Thailand following the flood crisis, says Virabongsa Ramangura, chair of the Strategic Committee for Reconstruction and [...]
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5 killed in violence-plagued southern Thailand

26-Nov-2011 Intellasia | Straits Times | 7:01 AM

Police say gunmen with assault rifles have killed five men in southern Thailand. Three men were killed on Thursday as they returned from buying wood at a furniture factory in [...]
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Thailand asks Facebook to delete ‘offensive’ content

Thailand asks Facebook to delete ‘offensive’ content

26-Nov-2011 Intellasia | Asiaone | 7:01 AM

Thailand has asked social networking website Facebook to delete more than 10,000 pages of content containing images or text which it claims are “offensive” to the [...]
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Thailand’s surreal industrial park: crocodiles but no chips

Thailand’s surreal industrial park: crocodiles but no chips

26-Nov-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Knee-deep in foul-smelling water, workers are piling office equipment, documents and food onto fiber boats that ferry them from one building on Hana Microelectronics’ [...]
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Foreign electronics makers weigh leaving

26-Nov-2011 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 7:01 AM

Electronics exports will drop by at least $3 billion this quarter with a further decline possible next year as flood-affected foreign companies consider moving out of [...]
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Thailand gives ‘repressive’ 20-year sentence for text message

25-Nov-2011 Intellasia | Amnesty.org | 7:01 AM

A 20-year prison sentence for sending four text messages deemed offensive to the Queen of Thailand is a blow to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today. [...]
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Thaksin says he has no plans to return home

Thaksin says he has no plans to return home

25-Nov-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM

Fugitive former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra said Wednesday he has no plans to return home, following suggestions that the current government headed by his sister may seek [...]
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Thailand’s university drop-out rate likely to rise

25-Nov-2011 Intellasia | Straits Times | 7:01 AM

Thailand’s university drop-out rate is likely to shoot up after devastating floods kept schools closed for weeks and affected hundreds of thousands of students, [...]
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French reinsurer CCR not accepting more Thai business

25-Nov-2011 Intellasia | The Nation | 7:01 AM

CCR Group, a leading French reinsurer, has circulated a letter informing its partners in New Zealand, Australia and Thailand to stop writing business with the company in [...]
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Bank of Thailand to cut growth forecast sharply

Bank of Thailand to cut growth forecast sharply

25-Nov-2011 Intellasia | Market Watch | 7:01 AM

The Bank of Thailand will significantly slash its 2011 gross domestic product forecast at the upcoming policy rate meeting on November 30, due to a larger-than-expected [...]
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Thai man gets 20 years for anti-royal texts

Thai man gets 20 years for anti-royal texts

24-Nov-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 2:30 PM

A Thai court sentenced a man to 20 years in prison Wednesday for sending text messages deemed insulting to the monarchy, alarming critics who say the kingdom’s strict [...]
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