Thailand on Red Alert in Bid to Stop ‘Pig Ebola’ Crossing Border

Thailand, one of Asia’s top pork producers, is intensifying efforts to hold off a lethal pig virus that’s causing havoc as it spreads across the region.African swine fever — a disease that kills nearly all the pigs it infects — has been spreading through Asia ...

Spreading Drought Adds to Risks for Thailand’s Cooling Economy

A spreading drought has emerged as a new risk for Thailand’s cooling economy in addition to domestic political tension and slower exports.The country’s hot and dry season is more acute than expected amid a possible El-Nino weather event, leaving just over a quarter of top ...

Wildfires Turn Thailand’s Air Into the Planet's Most Toxic

Top Asian finance ministers and central bankers are due to have a summit in northern Thailand this week, and they’ll need pollution masks if they want to avoid breathing toxic air.Wildfires and crop burning are blanketing the region with smog, prompting Thailand’s junta leader Prayuth ...

Why Thailand's Women Are So Successful in Business (But Not Politics)

The Asian country where women hold 37 percent of leadership roles, compared with an average of 24 percent globally, may come as a surprise. In this same nation, women make up 40 percent of chief executives and 34 percent of chief financial officers.Keep reading ...

Randy Thanthong-Knight

World-Beating Baht Adds to Thai Challenges as Exports Fall

A surge in the baht is adding to the challenges facing Thailand’s trade-dependent economy this year as exports decline.The baht’s climb of about 5 percent against the dollar in the past six months is the strongest in the world, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. ...

Bank of Thailand Chair Says Tightening Unlikely to Be Aggressive

Thailand is unlikely to tighten monetary policy aggressively as inflation remains low and the economy needs support, the chairman of the nation’s central bank said.At the same time, the current pace of annual economic expansion of about 4 percent is sufficient to begin policy normalization, ...

Chinese Producers Fleeing Trade War Buoy Leading Thai Developer

The upheaval in global supply chains triggered by the trade dispute between the U.S. and China is benefiting the largest developer of industrial estates in Thailand.Keep reading ...

Suttinee Yuvejwattana

Election Risk Clouds Thailand's Outlook After Jump in Growth

Political risk is making it more difficult to assess whether a pickup in Thailand’s economic momentum will continue into 2019 and beyond.Keep reading ...

Suttinee Yuvejwattana

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