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Thailand set to be Southeast Asia’s hottest IPO market with $5b of planned second half floats

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Thailand is set to see the most funds raised from IPOs in Southeast Asia this year, with more than $5 billion expected to be garnered in the second half, sources said, as a [...]
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Angelababy’s Thailand beach photo shoot comes under fire online ‘looks like an alien’

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Internet users are divided over Chinese celebrity Angelababy’s cover shoot for T Magazine, the Chinese edition of The New York Times Style Magazine. The magazine has [...]
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Thai election commission moves to disqualify anti-junta politician

Thai election commission moves to disqualify anti-junta politician

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:18 AM

Thailand’s Election Commission on Tuesday accused a prominent anti-junta politician of breaching the election law, moving to disqualify him from parliament almost a [...]
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Subaru begins production of made-in-Thailand SUVs for Southeast Asian market

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:18 AM

Tucked away in a nondescript industrial estate close to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport lies an assembly plant producing one of Subaru’s best selling car modelsthe [...]
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Thailand tows bitcoin trader’s floating home; owners may face death sentence

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNBC | 6:18 AM

* Thailand’s navy has towed a floating home owned by an American bitcoin trader and his Thai girlfriend, according to multiple reports. * Chad Elwartowski and his [...]
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Thai anti-junta party leader faces possible disqualification

Thai anti-junta party leader faces possible disqualification

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:18 AM

The billionaire leader of an upstart anti-junta party which scooped up millions of votes in Thailand’s disputed election last month faced fresh legal woes Tuesday after [...]
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Royal astrologer casts Thai king’s horoscope ahead of coronation

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:18 AM

Thailand’s royal astrologer cast King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s horoscope on Tuesday in an important ritual to prepare for his elaborate coronation ceremonies next [...]
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Asia-Pacific economies to slow, Thailand’s growth rate lower than regional average: World Bank projection

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:18 AM

Economic growth in developing East Asia and the Pacific is projected to soften to 6 per cent in 2019 and 2020, down from 6.3 per cent in 2018, largely reflecting global [...]
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Michigan man faces death penalty in Thailand for building seasteading home

24-Apr-2019 Intellasia | MLive | 6:38 AM

A Michigan man is on the run and hiding from Thailand police as he and his girlfriend are wanted by the Thai government for violating that country’s sovereignty by [...]
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Cambodia and Thailand reconnected by rail after 45 years

24-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

A railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated on Monday in a bid to slash travel times and boost trade between the southeast Asian neighbours. [...]
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Thailand plans to tackle growth slowdown

24-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:38 AM

The political gridlock in Thailand is prompting the junta to evaluate measures to shore up the country’s slowing growth. Finance minister Apisak Tantivorawong last [...]
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From king’s coronation to commoners, astrology in Thailand is everywhere

23-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Pondering whether her job is the right fit and whether her romantic relationship is meant to be, Jarunun Sangjun, 27, does what any typical Thai would do: seek out a [...]
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Thailand marijuana festival has visitors on a high

23-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:38 AM

A Buddhist monk fishes out a vial of cannabis oil from his robe and puts a drop under his tongueone of many people flocking to a weed festival in northeastern Thailand, where [...]
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Thai rail authority to pay $370 million to HK’s Hopewell

23-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

A Thai court on Monday ordered the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and Ministry of Transport to pay 11.8 billion baht ($370.14 million) to Hong Kong’s Hopewell Holdings [...]
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Thailand plans $630 million in economic measures to boost growth: Finance minister

22-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Thailand will introduce economic measures worth about 20 billion baht ($629.52 million) to spur its slowing economy, the finance minister said on Friday. The measures will be [...]
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