Coup Culture: A US$ Billionaire, self-conflicting analysis, makes pro coup narrative looks low IQ & EQ

The Bangkok Pundit, over at Asian Correspondent, on Jun 11, 2014 (source) has an interesting post on an American in Thailand, William Heinecke. William basically came out to support the coup. And since William had lived in Thailand for some 50 years now and Forbes says William is a US$ billionaire from doing business in…

Investments: Stock & Coup? Despite Mark Mobius & Morgan Stanley “Bullishness” many not convinced

When the emerging market guru, Mark Mobius speak, people usually listen. When Morgan Stanley, with the globe biggest investment fund under management speaks, people usually listen. And when it comes to the Thai stock market, both, Mark Mobius and Morgan Stanley are bullish, making statements that basically, says, the Thai coup gives hope for a…

Economics: Junta shake-up Thai state enterprises! Improve Management or Rich Picking?

Prayuth is shaking-up state enterprises, with the stated goal of improving performance and will likely be appointing a host of new CEO and board members to the state enterprises. Of course, Thailand is infested with corruption and bad management, and the Thai military is “No Exception” to the rule. On corruption, after the 2006 coup,…

Coup Culture: No “Red Carpet” only “High Security” for Prayuth’s free to Thais guts & glory war movie

No “Red Carpet” only “High Security” for Prayuth’s free to Thais “Guts & Glory” war movie! Prayuth’s junta is offering all Thais to see a “Guts & Glory” movie about ancient Thai war. Thai junta free movie comes with strings attach, however, local news reports. The strings are one cannot leave the movie theater once…

Business: Behind Prayuth’s glory free World Cup success, a damaged operator

Thailand’s entertainment giant, RS, not happy with junta’s free World Cup happiness campaign. Thailand’s entertainment giant, RS, where its Investor relations says the firm would like to inspire everyone to share and forward happiness, is not happy with Prayuth’s junta “Free World Cup” campaign to bring happiness to Thailand. RS, the firms that has the…

Business: When to listen to & when not to listen to Warren Buffet! A lesson for Thailand

Wondering, why Thailand’s economy and business is turning sour, and consumer confidence is tanking badly? You do not have to take my word for it, but please do a deep Google search, as a few years back, the US$ billionaire, iconic global class investor, Warren Buffet, said something interesting. Buffet, then made some remarks, that…

Economics: Hit with “Judicial Coup” double whammy, Thailand skid towards a recession (Up-Date 2)

Perhaps “Spinning A Presentable Face” Thailand’s Central Bank governor, Prasarn, told the Bangkok Post yesterday, quote: “The Thai economy can withstand the prolonged domestic political uncertainties in the short run thanks to the country’s strong fundamentals.” That political crisis, says Gwynne Dyer, a syndicated columnist in some 50 countries, on May 08, 2014, is about,…

Economics: UK’s The Economist puts loss so far, since Suthep went active, at US$15 billion

For people to come to their senses, is often very difficult. On the surface, in Thailand, there is a saying, that is getting old, that the establishment, is willing to “Burn Down the House (Thailand) to Catch the Mouse (Shinawatra Family)” and that to many rational people, makes no sense. For example, in the 2006…

Journalism: 3) Yingluck’s Minister says local & global news attack on Thai rice, hurt sales price to Iran

By Thai Journalism Watch A Yingluck minister said yesterday that negative news on Thai rice, such as about quality, have hurt Thailand’s negotiation position with Iran. “Iran have negotiated the price down because of the negative news report on Thai rice,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisan. He said however, he had…