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Leste majeste debate tests Thais’ ability to disagree peacefully?

31-Jan-2012 Intellasia | Asiaone | 7:01 AM

Thai society is facing a major test in the way it handles the stark ideological differences on what to do with the controversial lese-majeste law. The past two weeks have [...]
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Everest Re raises loss estimate for Thailand floods

30-Jan-2012 Intellasia | wsj | 7:01 AM

Everest Re Group Ltd (RE) said it expects to incur net catastrophe losses of about $245 million, after reinstatement premiums and taxes, for the fourth quarter as losses from [...]
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PM Shinawatra scales down glam quotient

30-Jan-2012 Intellasia | dailymail.co.uk | 7:01 AM

Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra continued with her demure dressing style on Wednesday, the second day of her visit to India. Already having received a lot of [...]
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Thailand to amend intellectual property laws

30-Jan-2012 Intellasia | Bernama | 7:01 AM

Thailand, through the Ministry of Commerce, is accelerating amending existing laws and will enforce the revised ones later this year, after having been on Washington’s [...]
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Thailand may add to interest rate cuts as growth risks loom after floods

Thailand may add to interest rate cuts as growth risks loom after floods

30-Jan-2012 Intellasia | bloomberg | 7:01 AM

Thailand may cut interest rates for the second consecutive meeting to help spur a recovery from the worst floods in almost 70 years and as a deteriorating global economy [...]
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Thailand’s car output to reach 2m 2012

30-Jan-2012 Intellasia | straitstimes | 7:01 AM

Thailand is expected to produce a record high of 2 million vehicles this year, driven by a recovery in both domestic and external demand after supply disruptions in 2011 [...]
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India, Thailand to sign free trade agreement by mid-2012

25-Jan-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 4:39 PM

India and Thailand will sign a free trade agreement by the middle of this year, Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Wednesday. “I hope this free trade [...]
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Thailand recognises Palestinian state

23-Jan-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 4:27 PM

Thailand said Thursday that it has recognised a Palestinian state, in a move hailed by Palestinian leaders eager to boost their international standing amid a stalemate with [...]
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In Thailand, a rare peek at his majesty’s balance sheet

In Thailand, a rare peek at his majesty’s balance sheet

23-Jan-2012 Intellasia | forbes.com | 4:27 PM

Thailand’s King Bhumibol, who turned 84 last December, is the world’s longest serving ruler. He is also the richest by a comfortable margin. Last year Forbes [...]
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New Thai minister on US blacklist for Mugabe links

New Thai minister on US blacklist for Mugabe links

20-Jan-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 2:58 PM

Thailand’s premier on Thursday defended her appointment of a cabinet minister who is on a US blacklist owing to alleged business links to Zimbabwe’s President [...]
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Thailand to spend $472m to boost local rubber prices: reports

20-Jan-2012 Intellasia | Platts | 7:01 AM

Thailand plans to spend about Baht 15 billion ($472 million) to boost local natural rubber prices to about Baht 120/kilogram, local media reported Tuesday. The plan first [...]
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New book portrays Thailand’s legendary ‘Silk King’ as tragic casualty of Cold War

20-Jan-2012 Intellasia | Washington Post | 7:01 AM

Forty-five years after vanishing into a jungle without a trace, “Silk King” Jim Thompson remains a daily presence in Thailand: Shoppers crowd his elegant stores [...]
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Thai cabinet reshuffle likely, Kittirat may be finmin

19-Jan-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Thailand’s cabinet is expected to be reshuffled soon, with Kittirat Na Ranong, the deputy prime minister in charge of economic affairs, becoming finance minister and [...]
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Thailand auto sales to rise 38.5pct in 2012 -Toyota

19-Jan-2012 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday it would spend 8.2 billion baht ($257 million) on investment in Thailand, showing its confidence in the Southeast Asian car sector hub [...]
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Thai police seek court approval to hold Lebanese suspect longer

18-Jan-2012 Intellasia | CNN | 5:22 PM

Thai police said Tuesday that they would seek court permission to extend the detention of a Lebanese man they have charged with illegal possession of explosive materials. The [...]
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