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Thai Police after two suspects, bombings death toll climbs to 5

Violence in Thailand’s southern, mainly Malay Muslim provinces has been steadily escalating since early 2004, exacerbated by the disastrously heavy-handed policies of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra

Meeting in Burma brings hope for changes

Changes in Burma? Thein Sein is a former military officer, but seems to be presenting himself as a reformer: talking to Suu Kyi, calling for exiles to return to the country, and even admitting that Burma has fallen badly behind neighbouring nations

Thai Cabinet approves Bt350 billion ($11.6Bn) deficit for 2012

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a budget deficit of Bt350 billion ($11.6Bn) for the 2012 fiscal year, starting Oct 1, according to Finance Minister Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala.

Bangkok condo launches down 46%

According to the latest Condominium Market Report from Colliers International Thailand approximately 10,800 units were launched in Q1 2011 with slightly more coming from suburban Bangkok .

BRICS countries to continue growth in 2011 says IMF

The BRICS countries will continue to see robust economic growth in 2011,…

Emirates launches A380 flight on Bangkok to Hong Kong

Emirates Airline now offers Thai travellers the chance to fly to Hong Kong, in addition to its Dubai route, on its flagship Airbus A380 as the super-jumbo adds a new daily flight from Bangkok, giving business executives and weekend trippers a stylish new travelling option.

Pacific Asia Travel Association looks at hotel problems in Thailand

Unscrupulous overseas tour operators and excessive hotel development were blamed for keeping the Thai hotel industry from full recovery at a meeting last week of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

Four banks to close all BK branches

As the situation is escalating, the Bangkok Bank, Krung Thai Bank, Kasikornbank and Siam Commercial Bank will close all of their Bangkok branches at 1pm on Wednesday, Prasarn Trairatvorakul, chairman of the Thai Bankers Association said.