Thailand coup one year on: Stable but stuck? One year after Thailand's latest coup, the country's usually fraught politics may have stabilized, but investors are holding back amid uncertainty over when the military junta might relinquish power.
| By: Leslie Shaffer
Hana Electronics CEO: '2014 was a good year' Richard Han, CEO of Hana Electronics, says last year's military coup resulted in much-needed stability that allowed businesses to return to normal in Thailand.
Guess what Big Media pitched the ad guys If you missed this year's upfront presentations-where TV networks trot out their new programming for potential advertisers-here are key takeaways.
| By: Michelle Castillo
Yemen war risk could strangle strategic sea trade routes LONDON, May 13- With Middle East giants Saudi Arabia and Iran squaring up on opposing sides in the Yemen war, the dangers to vital oil tanker and goods voyages are growing daily. Millions of barrels of oil pass through the Bab el-Mandeb and Strait of Hormuz everyday to Europe, the United States and Asia- waterways which pass along the coasts of Yemen and Iran...
| By: Jonathan Saul
Thai tycoon: Africa is the next big emerging market For William Heinecke, chairman and CEO of Minor International, the game plan for business expansion has always been straightforward: find a market gap and fill it.
| By: Connie Ann Hui Tan | Special to CNBC.com
UPDATE 2-Holcim, Lafarge shares up after results seen boding well for merger *Holcim net 310 million francs vs f'cast 340 mln. *Lafarge shares up 4.5 percent, Holcim up 2.0 percent. ZURICH/ PARIS, April 30- Swiss cement maker Holcim reported a jump in first-quarter net profit on Thursday, helped by asset sales, while its French merger partner Lafarge posted a better than expected rise in operating profit.
| By: Joshua Franklin and Andrew Callus
UPDATE 2-Thailand surprises with another rate cut to bolster economy BANGKOK, April 29- Thailand's central bank surprised markets by cutting its key policy rate for a second straight meeting on Wednesday, with policymakers under pressure to revive the stumbling economy. The central bank also announced it would relax curbs on capital movements out of Thailand at a news conference on Thursday, a move aimed at reducing the baht's...
| By: Orathai Sriring and Kitiphong Thaichareon