Japanese firms carefully assess impact of Thai king's death

Oct 14, 2016

Japanese firms carefully assess impact of Thai king's death

Japanese companies operating in Thailand are carefully assessing the impact on business in the Southeast Asian country following the death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday at age 88. Economic activity in Thailand is expected to slow as mourning for the passing of ...

Oct 10, 2016

Thai king, 88, on ventilator, health 'not stable'

Doctors treating Thailand’s hospital-bound King Bhumibol Adulyadej placed the ailing monarch on a ventilator this week, the palace said Sunday, adding that the 88-year-old’s health was “not stable. Bhumibol is the world’s longest-reigning monarch and beloved by many in Thailand. But he has not ...

First Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly

Sep 30, 2016

First Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly

Thai health authorities on Friday said microcephaly in two babies was caused by the Zika virus, in what is believed to be Southeast Asia’s first confirmed cases linking the sickness and the birth defect. The announcement could affect Thailand’s key tourism industry, one the ...