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  • Thailand's SkyTrain operator orders cars from CRRC, Siemens

    BANGKOK -- The Thai operator of the BTS SkyTrain network in the capital has signed contracts worth roughly 11 billion baht ($307 million) for delivery of rolling stock with China's CRRC group and Germany's Siemens.BTS Group Holdings ordered 46 train

    May 25, 2016 01:00 am JST
  • Move over potato chips, here come Thai seaweed snacks

    BANGKOK -- Seaweed is a staple ingredient in South Korea and Japan, and now this nutritious, fiber-rich food is gaining popularity in Thailand as a crispy, savory snack.The chip-like snack is a creation of Taokaenoi Food & Marketing, founded by Itth

    May 24, 2016 01:00 pm JST
  • Thai oil giant PTT foresees weak oil price recovery

    BANGKOK -- Thailand's state-owned oil conglomerate PTT, the largest Thai company by market capitalization, said Monday that the average Dubai oil price this year will remain low at a range of $35-40 per barrel.This range is almost 20-30% lower than

    May 23, 2016 10:02 pm JST
  • Drought squeezing farm output, economies in Asia, Oceania

    JAKARTA -- Bone-dry conditions are ravaging agricultural production in parts of Asia and Oceania, stunting growth in countries where farm goods are a major economic driver.In Vietnam, in the grip of its worst dry spell in a century, rice output has

    May 23, 2016 07:00 pm JST
  • Artwork highlights Thailand's polarized politics

    BANGKOK -- When whistle-blowing anti-government protesters took to the streets of Bangkok from late 2013, among their number were a group of local artists who channeled their collective creativity into raising money for the protest movement.Protest-

    May 23, 2016 07:00 pm JST
  • Prospects for Thai democracy dimmer after 2 years of military rule

    BANGKOK -- On the two-year anniversary of the military coup on May 22, 2014, intensifying tensions between the military junta and its critics over an upcoming constitutional referendum underscored the daunting challenges for Thailand to return to de

    May 23, 2016 01:00 pm JST
  • Bangkok protest ahead of constitutional referendum

    BANGKOK -- Exactly two years after the Thai military toppled the caretaker government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on May 22, 2014, some 300 people opposed to military rule and a new constitution draft have staged a demonstration in Bangkok

    May 22, 2016 11:31 pm JST
  • Southeast Asian growth holds steady at 4.4%: ADB

    MANILA -- Year-on-year growth in Southeast Asia's five core economies was unchanged in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the preceding three months as the group turned in a mixed performance.Real gross domestic product rose 4.4% on the year in

    May 20, 2016 06:40 am JST
  • Uber runs into rough patch in Asia

    BANGKOK -- Uber Technologies is facing challenges in Asia -- its top investment priority. On Tuesday, Thailand's transport authority forced the company, together with its Singapore-based regional rival Grab, to halt its motorbike taxi service UberMo

    May 20, 2016 01:45 am JST
  • Leicester celebrates soccer championship with Bangkok parade

    BANGKOK -- Members of the Premier League-winning soccer club Leicester City, whose owner is Thai, took to the streets of downtown Bangkok on Thursday afternoon for a championship parade. Thousands of people lined the city's main thoroughfares to cel

    May 20, 2016 12:30 am JST
  • Honda puts its most advanced factory in Thailand

    BANGKOK -- Honda Motor has launched a new plant in central Thailand that is equipped with the world's first moving cell assembly line, dubbed the Assembly Revolution Cell Line. It is a hybrid of a conventional line production system and a cell-based

    May 19, 2016 01:00 pm JST
  • Surface calm belies deep splits in Thai politics

    SAN KAMPHAENG, Thailand -- Normal life seems to have returned to Thailand since bloody street protests two years ago that had paralyzed Bangkok and led the army to seize power, toppling the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.At San Kam

    May 19, 2016 01:00 pm JST
  • Asia prepares for a greater role in managing the internet

    TOKYO -- Since the dawn of the internet, the U.S. has taken charge of managing the network. Responsibility for running it, however, is shifting eastward.The global online population is expected to reach 5.5 billion by 2025, up from more than 3 billi

    May 19, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Thailand Inc. cozies up to the junta

    BANGKOK Under the banner of expanding forest cover, Thailand's military regime has stealthily deployed troops on missions over a wide swath of remote terrain. They have shown up in fatigues, often in convoys, and usually armed with official notices.

    May 19, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Tea Leaves

    Can there be too much democracy?

    What do America's Founding Fathers, Thailand's ruling junta, Myanmar's military generals and China's Communist Party all have in common?More than you might think.Those enlightened early framers of America's constitutional order expressed a healthy s

    May 19, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Thailand Inc. cozies up to the junta

    BANGKOK Under the banner of expanding forest cover, Thailand's military regime has stealthily deployed troops on missions over a wide swath of remote terrain. They have shown up in fatigues, often in convoys, and usually armed with official notices.

    May 19, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Vietnamese meat giant puts food safety on the front burner

    HANOI Vietnam Meat Industries, or Vissan, aims to parlay food safety into a competitive advantage as its home market becomes increasingly globalized. A recent deal with a major local player is key to this strategy.On April 15, Vissan announced it wi

    May 19, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • No end in sight for Southeast Asia's earnings slide

    HONG KONG As China's corporate earnings lose steam, companies throughout the region are feeling the effects.As of the end of April, 272 of the Nikkei Asian Review's Asia300 companies had reported an aggregate annual net profit of $450 billion for 20

    May 19, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Can there be too much democracy?

    What do America's Founding Fathers, Thailand's ruling junta, Myanmar's military generals and China's Communist Party all have in common?More than you might think.Those enlightened early framers of America's constitutional order expressed a healthy s

    May 19, 2016 12:00 pm JST
  • Asia prepares for a greater role in managing the internet

    TOKYO Since the dawn of the internet, the U.S. has taken charge of managing the network. Responsibility for running it, however, is shifting eastward.The global online population is expected to reach 5.5 billion by 2025, up from more than 3 billion

    May 19, 2016 12:00 pm JST