What Political Stability Means For Business

December 2010
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Dec2010, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p5
Country Report
The article offers a forecast of the Business Monitor International Ltd. (BMI) on the business environment of Thailand for 2011 with the implications of political stability. It says that labour-intensive industries will develop an increase in production costs due to the proposed 21% minimum wage hike policy, while the strong baht tends Thai exports to become less competitive. Moreover, it notes that the government's incentive scheme for foreign firms gain recognition from Ford Motor Co.


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