Thai junta drafts emergency economic measures

Asia Pacific / Politics Jun 2, 2014

Thai junta drafts emergency economic measures

The military junta running Thailand has drawn up a list of emergency measures such as price caps on fuel and loan guarantees for small firms to kick-start an economy threatened by recession after months of political turmoil. The plans, outlined by Air Chief Marshal Prajin ...

Business | FOCUS May 24, 2014

Business as usual in Thailand

Many of the wealthy Thais who come to investment manager Charles Blocker have a question for the generals who seized control of the country in a military coup last week: What took you so long? After months of turmoil and government paralysis, the rich individuals ...

Schools shut; TV stations silent as Thai Army enforces coup

Asia Pacific / Politics May 23, 2014

Schools shut; TV stations silent as Thai Army enforces coup

Schools were shut, international television stations were off the air and channels broadcast military logos and patriotic music on Friday, a day after Thailand's military seized control following a six-month political stalemate that has sapped economic growth. Traffic was light in Bangkok as people made ...

Editorials May 15, 2014

Short-circuiting Thai democracy

Thailand's opposition may be successful in its rear-guard battles against a democratically elected government, but these "victories" are Pyrrhic, resulting in economic instability.