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High Tide Aggravates Flooding in Thai Capital

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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APExpress 4 – 10/29/2011 3:32:00 PM – AP-APTN-1930: Thailand Floods 6 ReutersUS 3 – 10/29/2011 12:46:00 PM – BC-ASIA-OCT29-THAILAND-H Floodwaters, aggravated by high tides, continue to ravage Thailand’s capital Bangkok. The city’s northern districts were submerged Saturday as well as one third of the countryside. The high tides are expected to last till Monday. Buildings […]

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Thai PM Says Waters Have Peaked

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s prime minister says floodwaters will start to recede soon, as tens of thousands of people pour out of Bangkok to escape the saturated city. Yingluck Shinawatra said in her weekly media address Saturday the waters have peaked and will begin to recede next week. Meanwhile, Bangkok residents are flocking to airports as well as […]

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Mass Exodus From Bangkok Ahead of Floodwaters

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people are pouring out of Bangkok, attempting to escape floodwaters that are slowly swallowing the city. Bangkok residents are flocking to airports as well as train and bus stations, while others are trying to drive their way out, taking advantage of a government-issued five-day holiday. Many headed south to areas of […]

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As Thailand Floodwaters Rise, Economic Fortunes Wane

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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As the floodwaters rise in Thailand, its economic fortunes are diminishing. The Bank of Thailand said Friday the flooding that is now inundating the capital, Bangkok, has a “severe and widespread” economic impact. The central bank said the flooding is affecting both the country’s agricultural and industrial interests. The bank projected that the flooding will […]

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Mass Exodus From Bangkok Ahead of Floodwaters

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of people are pouring out of Bangkok, attempting to escape floodwaters that are slowly swallowing the city. Bangkok residents flocked to airports as well as train and bus stations Friday, while others were trying to drive their way out. Many headed south to areas of higher elevation. Already, ankle-high water seeping from […]

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Floodwaters Seeping into Central Bangkok

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Floodwaters that have inundated the outskirts of Bangkok for several weeks are slowly spilling into the heart of the Thai capital, as a mass exodus of frightened residents continues. Ankle-high water has been seeping into the city’s iconic Grand Palace from surrounding streets that have been flooded due to the rising levels of the Chao […]

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Asia Markets Close Higher

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Major Asian stock markets closed higher Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained over one and one-quarter percent to finish at 9,050. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained more than one and one-half percent to finish the day’s trading at 20,019. Share prices were also higher in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, […]

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Asian Markets Higher

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian stock markets closed higher Friday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index gained over one and one-quarter percent to finish at 9,050. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained more than one and one-half percent to finish the day’s trading at 20,019. Share prices were higher in Manila, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei and Wellington. In currency trading, the U.S. dollar […]

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Thai PM: No One can Stop Floods Heading Towards Bangkok

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Thailand’s prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, says no one can stop the massive floods approaching central Bangkok and that the best thing to do is to let nature take its course. Ms. Yingluck was close to tears Thursday when she said all her government can do is try to manage the situation. Parts of the Thai […]

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Floods Bring Thai PM to Tears, Bangkok ‘Resisting’ Nature

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Bangkok residents waded through waist-deep water or made their way down flooded streets in make-shift boats Thursday, bracing for more floodwaters that have already inundated the Thai capital. In other parts of the capital, residents stacked sandbags, hoping to protect their homes and businesses. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra warned Thursday the government was doing […]

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