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  • Yingluck's exodus may have been assisted by junta: Thai media

    BANGKOK -- Local media in Thailand have been left to play a guessing game on the whereabouts of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, while no official confirmation of her location has yet been made by either the military government or the Shin

    August 26, 2017 07:36 pm JST
  • Thaksin's party loses icon again

    BANGKOK -- An arrest warrant was issued on Friday for former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the youngest sister of fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, after she failed to appear for a supreme court verdict that could have seen he

    August 26, 2017 02:44 am JST
  • Yingluck has fled Thailand, source close to family says

    BANGKOK -- Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra failed to appear in court on Friday because she had already fled the country, according to a source close to the Shinawatra family.Yingluck had been expected to hear the verdict in her

    August 25, 2017 07:06 pm JST
  • Thailand's Yingluck claims illness, fails to appear in court

    BANGKOK -- Claiming illness, Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra failed to appear in court on Friday, where she was expected to hear the verdict in the trial accusing her of negligence over her government's rice-subsidy program.The

    August 25, 2017 01:29 pm JST
  • Mastering Business in Asia

    Asia schools itself in the art of business

    SINGAPORE/HONG KONG -- There are plenty of metrics to chart Asia's economic rise over the last two decades, ranging from economic growth rates and industrial output to tourist numbers and car sales. Less noticed, but just as striking, is the emergen

    August 24, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Asia schools itself in the art of business

    SINGAPORE/HONG KONG There are plenty of metrics to chart Asia's economic rise over the last two decades, ranging from economic growth rates and industrial output to tourist numbers and car sales. Less noticed, but just as striking, is the emergence

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Bandid Nijathaworn: Business education lays the foundation for Asia's future

    Asia has been the world's fastest-growing region for the past two decades, and this trend looks set to continue, albeit at a slower pace. As a result, Asian economies and companies have been transformed. In 2015-2016, four Asian economies ranked in

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Music schools tussle with Japan's copyright manager on fees

    TOKYO The Japanese word for music, ongaku, is written with a pair of Chinese characters. The first means "sound," the second, "fun." But there is nothing fun about a raging dispute between the country's dominant music copyright collective and a grou

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Thailand's Buddhist nuns fight for equality

    TALAD MAI, Thailand To Thailand's top Buddhist authority, the barefoot, ocher-robed women are defiant rebels. But in this northern village, and elsewhere across the country, the faithful bow reverently and offer armfuls of food to these fully ordain

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Editorial: ASEAN's biggest challenge is confronting China

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has made great strides in its 50-year history. From its start as a grouping of anti-Communist states formed against the backdrop of the Cold War, the bloc has evolved into a framework for regional cooperati

    August 24, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Itochu invests in Eko, brainchild of CP Group heir

    BANGKOK -- Japanese trading house Itochu is investing $1 million in Eko Communications, a tech startup launched by an heir to the Charoen Pokphand Group, a major Thai conglomerate.Eko was launched in 2012 by Korawad Chearavanont, the son of Supachai

    August 24, 2017 08:30 am JST
  • Autobacs to team up with gas station operator in Thailand

    TOKYO -- Japanese autoparts retailer Autobacs Seven is entering into a capital partnership with Thai petroleum distributor PTG Energy, with plans to launch 50 retail locations offering both repairs and parts at PTG filling stations over five years.P

    August 23, 2017 05:42 am JST
  • DHL plans Southeast Asian hiring blitz

    BANGKOK -- DHL will increase its staff in four countries in Southeast Asia's fast-growing Mekong region by about 40% to roughly 17,000 by 2020, part of an expansion that includes a full-fledged entry into Myanmar this year.A total of around 5,000 pe

    August 23, 2017 01:29 am JST
  • Tim Johnston

    Institutional weaknesses risk instability in East Asia

    Developing East Asia has enjoyed more than 40 years of growth, except for a brief crisis at the end of the last century. But the single-minded pursuit of economic growth at all costs has created a dangerously unstable monoculture.East Asians have se

    August 22, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • FT Confidential Research

    Malaysians most pessimistic among Asean-5

    FTCR data show Malaysians are by far the most downbeat in their six-month economic and political outlook compared with people in the other Asean-5 countries, and have been since we started conducting our surveys.Economically, Malaysians' pessimism m

    August 22, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • Exports power Southeast Asia's economic growth

    SINGAPORE -- Brisk exports continue underpinning Southeast Asia's economic growth.Thailand grew at the fastest clip in roughly four years, with gross domestic product in the April-June quarter rising 3.7% on the year. Exports of goods and services r

    August 22, 2017 06:00 am JST
  • Thai Q2 GDP growth fastest in over 4 years on exports boost

    BANGKOK (Reuters) -- Thailand's economy grew at its fastest pace in over four years in the second quarter, led by stronger exports and a boost from the tourism and agricultural sectors, suggesting the recovery is gaining momentum.The government also

    August 21, 2017 01:04 pm JST
  • Thai crown holdings at center of Bangkok redevelopment blitz

    BANGKOK -- Thailand's monarchy has been opening up prime pieces of real estate in this bustling capital to a series of major urban redevelopment projects, drawing a flood of domestic and international investments amid concerns of a property bubble.S

    August 21, 2017 09:27 am JST
  • Mitsubishi Heavy unit to offer auto testing gear in China, Thailand

    TOKYO -- A subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will start selling weather simulators to automakers in China and Thailand as production there continues to climb.The simulators can produce heavy rain, snowfall or extreme heat, enabling automaker

    August 21, 2017 03:14 am JST
  • Bangkok getting locker-box fever

    BANGKOK -- At the entrance to Silom subway station in Bangkok's central business district, a group of young girls giggle at a video on a large display integrated into a row of lockers. On the screen, men and women wearing next to nothing stand waiti

    August 20, 2017 11:00 pm JST