Suthep Thaugsuban, leader of anti- government demonstrations in Thailand, called for a nationwide rally to try to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, escalating his confrontation with the administration.
Thailand’s biggest opposition party said as many as 10,000 people will join a protest tomorrow against efforts to pass a law that it claims will benefit former leader Thaksin Shinawatra. Stocks fell to a three-week low.
Thai floods severed global supply chains for companies such as Apple Inc. and Toyota Motor Corp. in 2011. The country is debating whether to spend $75 billion on its roads, rails and waterways to avoid another disruption.
Thailand’s economy may expand more than the government currently forecasts as tourism recovers from the nation’s worst political violence in almost two decades, according to Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij .
Facing eviction from her home of six decades, Amporn Pannarat personifies the dilemma facing the fund supporting Thailand’s monarchy as it seeks to boost returns and regenerate Bangkok with its first commercial development project.