Bangkok’s protests highlight risks in Thailand


From a westerner point of view, Thailand ‘s recent upheaval has no foreseeable solution. On one side there is a government saddled with massive corruption and a growing part of the population thrown the streets by discontent. But on the other side it is not much better :  a hard headed opponent who wants nothing more than to seat on every democratic More...

by Olivier Languepin | Published 3 months ago
By Boris Sullivan On Friday, December 13th, 2013

Political turmoil could hamper Thailand’s growth

Several government agencies and business groups, including the Bank of Thailand, have warned of possible consequences of political turmoil and leadership vacuum on Thailand’s growth.  More...

By Boris Sullivan On Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Political instability pressurises Thailand’s sovereign credit profile

Thailand’s political instability has once again come into the limelight with the recent takeover of some ministerial offices by anti-government demonstrators. But widespread disturbances, especially in and More...

By Bahar Karaman On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Demonstration map update in Bangkok

The anti-government protesters are mainly staging their protests at three stages – Democracy Monument on Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue, Nang Lerng Junction on Nakhonsawan-Phitsanulok Roads and Sanam Luang on More...

Protesters in Bangkok occupy the Finance Ministry compound
By Olivier Languepin On Sunday, November 24th, 2013
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At the end of the Groundhog Day : Bring Thaksin Home

You know what, at the end of the day I have come to believe it might be a be a better option to have the real guy in command, instead of one of  his family copycat or self branded clone.  More...

By Bui Dung On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

China wants its Share of the Medical Tourism Market

China is a land of contrasts.  It’s a country of rich traditions mixed with thriving capitalism; a vast and varied landscape that covers seven time zones; wide-ranging economic and social developments for rich More...

ICJ Judges at the opening of the public hearings in the Temple dispute (Cambodia v.  Thailand).Les juges de la CIJ à l’ouverture des audiences (affaire Cambodge c. Thaïlande).
By Changyong Rhee On Monday, November 11th, 2013
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Thailand pledge to Ensure Border Peace in the Phra Viharn Case

People living along the Thai-Cambodian border have been assured of peace and security following the International Court of Justice (ICJ)’s ruling on the Phra Viharn interpretation case.  More...

By Boris Sullivan On Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Is Thailand Heading For a remake of 1997 Crash ?

Thailand is part of the overall emerging markets bubble that some have been warning about in recent years, along with Indonesia, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries.  More...