Thai bank profits slump

The combined net profit for the four biggest Thai banks dropped 14 per cent year on year during the third quarter, in the second...

Thailand hopes to finalise RCEP in 2019

When Thailand takes the rotating Asean leadership next year it is expected to push the bloc to finalise the negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive...

Thai monks clash with army over leadership row

Dhammakaya Temple, Pathum Thani Province, north of Bangkok. Source: Pixabay A group of Buddhist monks have clashed with troops in Thailand during a protest condemning...

Moody’s: Thai ‘competitiveness issues’

Thailand's relative economic stability defies its political turmoil. Source: Wikimedia Moody's Investors Service is predicting that below-trend Thai growth over the previous 24 months indicates...

Royalist mobs attack ‘critics’

Thais are expected to wear black clothing. Source: YouTube Thais have been told to "socially sanction" those who defame the monarchy after King Bhumibol Adulyadej's...

Thais celebrate with road carnage 

Songkran new year in Thailand has bought its annual bloodbath with 403 road accidents taking place on Sunday alone, causing 44 deaths and injuring...

Annual Thai road carnage looms 

As Thailand prepares for its new year holiday this month, almost 200 hospitals are asking for more blood to cope with the inevitable road...

Thaksin supporters brace for Thai court ruling

Thai political parties bankrolled by the wealthy Shinawatra clan staged major rallies this weekend ahead of a court ruling on Thursday that could exclude...

Giant statues cast shadow over Thai military

The statues of Thai kings dwarf modern-day subjects. Source: ABC The Thai military has opened a second investigation into allegations of graft surrounding seven huge...

3 freed after ‘insulting’ Thai royals

King Bhumibol Adulyadej is not seen in public any more. Source: Wikimedia The Thai authorities have freed a political activist after eight years in jail...

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