Articles by Thailand
Protests Over Anti-Islamic Movie Spreading In Asia; Indonesia Sees Violence
September 18 2012 7:37 AM EDT
Protests in Indonesia over an alleged anti-Muslim movie made in the U.S. continued for the second day Tuesday, a day after demonstrations outside the U.S. Embassy turned violent, even as Google censored the video in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation to comply with the local law.
GE And ING Seek To Flee A Recovering Thailand
September 17 2012 12:49 PM EDT
General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and ING Groep NV (NYSE: ING) may sell their stakes in two Thailand banks, but their message to Asia's 11th largest economy could very well be, "It's not you, it's us."
Apple iPhone 5 Cases: 13 Brilliant Designs That Highlight (And Protect) The Phone's New Features [PICTURES]
September 16 2012 12:53 PM EDT
Unlike past iPhone launches, where customers could possibly get away with using their old iPhone case on the new model, Apple has endowed the iPhone 5 with a brand-new form factor with a taller and thinner build, a larger 4-inch screen, and several migrated components like the earphone jack and speaker grills. This means that everyone buying the new iPhone 5 will be in the market for new cases to both protect and brand their new purchase. We've scoured the Internet for the coolest iPhone 5 ca...
Global Auto Industry Outlook: Auto Sales To Grow 6% In 2012
September 14 2012 12:40 PM EDT
Auto demand in global markets will continue its upward trend in 2012 and 2013 despite regional disparities. Nomura analysts forecast double-digit growth in the U.S. and Southeast Asia, but expect European demand to shrink 7 percent.
Dengue Vaccine Falters At Trial -- Knocks Out Only 3 Out Of 4 Viruses
September 11 2012 5:49 PM EDT
Because dengue is caused by one of four kinds of closely related viruses, it's been especially difficult to develop a single vaccine versatile enough to protect against it. Now, an international team of researchers says they've made a breakthrough, but the vaccine has turned out much less potent than observers had hoped.
Hard Left’s Undying Hatred For Thatcher: Union Selling Shirts Celebrating Iron Lady’s ‘Death’
September 11 2012 2:43 PM EDT
Thatcher earned the unending enmity of British trade unions and the far left during the 1980s when her government implemented harsh laws against strikes and tried to drastically reduce the power of unions.
Closer Look At HIV Vaccine Trial Yields New Ways To Attack Virus
September 10 2012 4:16 PM EDT
A new paper taking a closer look at the people who volunteered for a previous HIV vaccine trial in Thailand has identified precise targets on the virus that could form the base of a more effective vaccine.
Asian Currency Preview, Baht, SGD, RMB, Peso, Ringgit
September 10 2012 11:08 AM EDT
China has introduced reforms to increase the use of its yuan in global trade and investment, Beijing has imposed stringent restrictions and the process of buying its government debt is viewed as extremely complicated.
Karaoke Killings: A Bizarre Phenomenon In East Asia
September 10 2012 8:44 AM EDT
Confrontations in karaoke parlors have culminated in murderous violence in parts of Asia.
Women In Asia Largely Ignorant, Fatalistic, About Fertility
September 05 2012 10:39 AM EDT
Only 30 percent of Asian women surveyed, all aged 25-40, recognized that obesity could reduce fertility and only 36 percent knew that chances of getting pregnant declined with age.
Miss World 2012: How Miss China, Host City Ordos Court Controversy With Fame; Top 4 Miss World Controversies
September 02 2012 4:18 AM EDT
Ever since Miss China Wenxia Yu was crowned Miss World Aug.18, she has come under flak for jury favoritism. Even the host city Ordos is not spared as reports of economic woes and subtle attempts to refurbish its image surface amid its ongoing attempts to win international recognition.
Pre-Opening Wheat Market Report
August 30 2012 10:31 AM EDT
December Chicago wheat is trading 2 cents lower near 7:30 am CST. Kansas City and Minneapolis wheat are trading slightly weaker as well. The November Matif Milling wheat contract is trading 1.25 Euros higher. The wheat market trimmed some of yesterday's gains overnight but was well supported despite the setback in the soybean complex. The US Dollar is trading slightly lower and US Stocks are set to open lower on the day. The Euro traded higher overnight which pressured the US Dollar but Europ...
Pre-Opening Corn Market Report for 8/30/2012
August 30 2012 10:30 AM EDT
December corn is trading 1 cent higher near 7:30 am CST. The corn market traded steady to slightly lower overnight following yesterday's gains. Dalian corn traded higher overnight. The US Dollar is trading slightly lower and US Stocks are set to open lower on the day. The Euro traded higher overnight which pressured the US Dollar but European shares followed Asian market lower which is sending a negative tone through the outside markets this morning.
Alarming Levels Of Drug-Resistant TB Found Worldwide
August 30 2012 9:56 AM EDT
In a large international study published in the Lancet medical journal on Thursday, researchers found rates of both multi drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB) were higher than previously thought and were threatening global efforts to curb the spread of the disease.
These Countries Get The Most Vacation Days (Hint: America Isn’t On The List)
August 28 2012 9:57 AM EDT
Do you look at a vacation as a guilty pleasure or a basic human right? The way you answer that question says a lot more about the country you come from than you may realize.
Global Car Companies Hunt Big Game In Africa's Growing Automotive Market
August 25 2012 2:07 PM EDT
Global automakers from Renault SA (Paris: RNO) to Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) to Chinese companies like Geely Automotive are all racing to get a piece of the long-term potential promised by Africa's burgeoning automotive market. The continent's economy is on the rise, and despite very real improvements in the quality of life and standards of living in many African countries, risks for multinational manufacturers remain.
AIDS-Like Disease In SE Asia Is Not Spread By Virus: Study
August 24 2012 4:04 PM EDT
The disease dubbed "Adult-Onset Immunodeficiency" by researchers is not caused by a virus, meaning it is not contagious.
Gold Near 3-1/2 Month High on ECB Hopes
August 22 2012 1:50 AM EDT
Gold on Wednesday hovered near a 3-1/2 month high hit in the previous session, as investors remained hopeful the European Central Bank would soon take action to contain the region's debt crisis.
Press Censorship Is Finally Abolished In Myanmar -- Except When It's Not
August 21 2012 5:19 PM EDT
Myanmar's Information Ministry, which has long sought to control information, told newspaper editors that their articles 'no longer need to pass the censorship board.' The announcement is being met with enthusiasm and caution.
Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Ex-Wife Surprised by Affair Admission
August 16 2012 4:11 PM EDT
Just days after Jean-Claude Van Damme revealed in an interview with the Guardian that he had an affair with Kylie Minogue back in 1994 while filming "Street Fighter," his ex-wife, Darcy LaPier, has come forward to say that she is shocked by the news.