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Thailand’s Military Coup: The Implications

By John Richardson

AS THAILAND wakes up to the shock that Tuesday’s declaration of martial law has morphed into a full-scale military coup, you have to ask this question: How is this going to solve anything?

The imposition of martial …

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Martial Law In Thailand: What It Means

By John Richardson

SO far so good is the interpretation that some petrochemicals industry executives have placed on the long-running political crisis in Thailand.

Despite the local economy being close to a recession after GDP contracted by 2.1% in Q1 …

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Thailand Solution Seems Out Of Grasp

By John Richardson

THAILAND looks as if it is likely to be in political turmoil for at least several more months following an inconclusive General Election last Sunday.

The election failed to resolve the crisis because of low voter turnout …

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Thailand: Papering Over the Cracks May Be Harder

By John Richardson

THE longer that the political crisis in Thailand drags on, the more we worry that economic growth will be badly affected. Tourism, for example, is around 10% of the country’s GDP and the Tourism Authority of Thailand …

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The WTO “Bali” Deal Versus ASEAN Priorities

By John Richardson

WHY sacrifice national or regional growth for the sake of freer global trade?

This is a question the blog has been asking itself since the breakthrough last week at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks in Bali. …

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China’s Overshadowing Economic Importance

By John Richardson

AS we head into this weekend’s crucial November plenum , it is worth remembering that there is no chemicals and polymers market to compare with China’s in volume terms anywhere else in Asia.

Take polyproplyene (PP) as …

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Malaysia’s Scary Investment And Spending Bubbles

Source: http://www.globalpropertyguide.com

 

By John Richardson

Will this time really be different in Southeast Asia? Everyone hopes so.

But the arguments put forward by economist Jesse Colombo back in January – about investment bubbles building up across the region – …

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Thailand: Build A Contingency Plan

Source: Petroleum Institute of Thailand

 

By John Richardson

IT can be argued that Thailand is in a better state than fellow ASEAN members Indonesia and Malaysia.

Government spending in Thailand relative to GDP is said to be lower than …

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