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A US$54b economic revamp at risk from Thailand election uncertainty

BANGKOK: A high-speed train that glides from an expanded coastal airport handling 60 million passengers toward cavernous new stations in Bangkok. An infrastructure blitz that takes Thailand’s economy to new heights.

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Sierra Leone diamond firm Koidu may go for listing

SIERRA Leone’s only pit diamond mine has come far from its origins as wartime booty presented to mercenaries by a grateful military junta.

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Thai army prepares emergency economic measures

BANGKOK: 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.

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With free visas, Thailand tells Chinese tourists 'please come back soon'

BANGKOK: To make vacationing in a country still under martial law a little more attractive, Thailand's military junta is offering tourists from China free visas.

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Poor 2014 for Thailand

BANGKOK: Thailand’s economy capped a rough 2014 with disappointing fourth-quarter growth, which will put more pressure on the military junta to jack up spending to try to spur recovery.

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Thailand faces risk of political disarray as vote nears

BANGKOK: A high-speed train that glides from an expanded coastal airport handling 60 million passengers toward cavernous new stations in Bangkok. An infrastructure blitz that takes Thailand’s economy to new heights.

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World Bank says reengaging with Myanmar after 25 years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Thursday it was in the process of returning to Myanmar after 25 years, but the isolated Southeast Asian nation will first have to clear its arrears to global financial institutions before the bank resumes lending.

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Indochina economies on the path to reform and liberalisation

IN many ways, the Indochina region comprising Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar is akin to an emerging giant.

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Political turbulence in Thailand puts investors in cautious mode

It may come as somewhat of a relief to most long-suffering Bangkok residents, already affected by eight years of almost continuous street protests and sporadic violence, that the Thai military declared martial law on May 20 and subsequently imposed a 10pm to 5am curfew on May 22.