TITLE

Country Risk Summary: THAILAND

PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Nov2003, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
Thailand, along with Singapore, has been leading calls for increased regional integration. Speaking at the start of the annual summit meeting of the Association of South East Asian Nations in the Indonesian island of Bali at the start of October 2003, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra urged regional leaders to push for a giant free-trade zone by 2020. These calls came in the face of declining investment in Southeast Asia and growing competition from China. Despite Thailand's strong recent economic performance - the economy grew by 6.2% in the first half of 2003 - concern is growing that the government is failing to push through painful, yet necessary, economic reforms.
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11186834

 

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