TITLE

RISK SUMMARY: THAILAND

PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Feb2008, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the political and economic risks, as well as the business environment in Thailand. Khunying Potjaman, wife of ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, is facing corruption charges from the Asset Examination Committee. Thailand's inflation rates surged to a one-year high in December 2007 due to high oil and food prices. Consumer confidence levels increased to 70.4 in December 2007 due to the successful general election and strong exports.
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28542903

 

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