Thai generals want more control on foreign businesses

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Thailand’s military government is planning to amend the FBA (Foreign Business Act)  to prevent foreign directors from controlling joint venture firms that are majority-owned by Thai shareholders.  More...

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By Olivier Languepin On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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The End of History in Thailand ? Not yet

Just a quarter of a century ago, the Berlin Wall was a heap of ruins : expectations for the future were high. Understandably. The USSR and its well entrenched web of communist dictatorships would soon become a More...

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By Boris Sullivan On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Thailand ranks 7th best in HSBC global expat survey

It is not easy to learn Thai and to make friends in Thailand, but the cost of living and the culture is still a strong magnet for the expat community in Asia. Among other Asian countries, only Singapore (2nd best) More...

By Olivier Languepin On Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Thai economy to grow 3.5% in 2015

Thai economy is expected to grow by 3.5 percent in 2015 as domestic demand, particularly private and public investments, continues to recover. A significant improvement compared to the 1.5% expected for 21014, but More...

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By Bahar Karaman On Friday, July 4th, 2014
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Bangkok loses “best city for travel” award to Kyoto

Bangkok is no longer the world's best city for travel and leisure in 2014 : Kyoto is, according to the readers votes gathered by the US magazine Travel & Leisure.  More...

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By Olivier Languepin On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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US raps Thailand on coup, cuts military aid

The United States has suspended more assistance to Thailand in response to the military intervention, and is considering moving a major regional military exercise (Cobra Gold) out of the kingdom.  More...

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By Daniel Lorenzzo On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Thailand’s GDP growth at 1.5%, central bank says

Thailand’s gross domestic product GDP growth this year is expected to rise to 1.5%, according to the Bank of Thailand latest statement. That is 50% less than the 3% previous forecast of the BOT in February 2014. More...

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By Olivier Languepin On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Tough Economic Challenge awaits Thai Military

Months of political discord, street violence and widespread demonstrations,  have inflicted serious damages to Southeast Asia's second-largest economy. But for now most businessmen agree the army takeover could More...