Sat, 20 Oct 2018 14:23
Moody's downgrades Italy credit rating on debt, deficit concerns
Moody's has cut Italy's credit rating by a notch over concerns about plans for larger deficits and the high public debt load as the country's populist government clashes with Brussels over its budget.
Sat, 08 Sep 2018 15:58
Duterte blames 'friend' Trump for Philippines economic woes
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday blamed US President Donald Trump after inflation hit a nine-year high in the Philippines, hurting the image of the populist leader.
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 01:00
Populist handouts won’t protect the poor from climate change
A recent article in The Nation, “Activists to table bottom-up approach to combat global warming and its effects at UN conference” (August 30), suggested that Thailand must develop grassroots approaches to mitigating the consequences of climate change for the poor who suffer its effects most acutely.
Sat, 25 Aug 2018 18:25
UN urges EU states to accept migrants stranded on Italy coastguard ship
The UN's Refugee Agency on Saturday called on EU member states to urgently agree to take in some of the 150 people stranded on an Italian coastguard ship, after a fresh immigration row erupted between the bloc and Italy's populist government.
Sun, 29 Jul 2018 01:00
Foreign populist parties observe controversial Cambodia poll
A mishmash of populist and far-right party members from Europe and Asia are serving as election observers in Cambodia's controversial vote Sunday while many western governments are keeping their distance after the main opposition was outlawed.
Thu, 31 May 2018 14:33
Asian markets recover with euro as Italy fears ease
Asian equities bounced back Thursday from the previous day's mauling while the euro held on to a recovery as fears of turmoil in Italy were soothed by conciliatory noises from the country's two biggest populist parties.
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:00
Anger at new junta law banning populist policy
POLITICIANS yesterday lashed out at the junta’s latest move to block populist policy with a new law.
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:00
PM urges people to look to their future and ignore candidates offering 'short-sighted promises'
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday urged people during his mobile Cabinet trip to the upper South to vote for those who have a longer-term vision, and not for candidates offering them short-sighted promises and populist policies, or the country would become bankrupt with everyone suffering as a result.
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:00
Another wasteful populist scheme
The costly ‘Thai Niyom’ plan to pull the country out of the mire ignores fundamental issues and their causes
Sat, 10 Feb 2018 01:00
PM rolls out ‘Thai Niyom’ scheme
HUNDREDS OF OFFICIALS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY GATHER FOR INSTRUCTIONS AS PRAYUT DENIES BT100-BN PROGRAMME IS A POPULIST CAMPAIGN DESIGNED TO KEEP JUNTA IN POWER
Sun, 27 Aug 2017 01:00
We can learn from the studies into the flaws of the rice-pledging schemes
THE TWO studies that looked closely into the flaws of the past governments’ rice mortgage scheme might not have gained public attention had the Attorney-General not mentioned one of them in 2014, one of which the National Anti Corruption Commission had cited as part of its indictment report against wrongdoers involving in the scheme, including former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 01:00
Rice scheme was populist plunder, but was it illegal?
Re: “Yingluck says her bank accounts confiscated, money withdrawn”, The Nation, yesterday.
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:00
Hate ‘populism’? Then you hate democracy
Re: “Future govts ‘will be wary of populist policies’ after action against ex-PM”, The Sunday Nation, July 23.
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:00
Future govts ‘will be wary of populist policies’ after action against ex-PM
HARSH legal actions against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her ex-ministers over her government’s rice-pledging scheme is likely to discourage future administrations from formulating such a large-scale populist policy, an economist has predicted.
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 19:41
Finland's nationalist party elects populist hardliner
HELSINKI - The populist Finns party on Saturday elected a leader whose hardline views risk breaking up the coalition government.