December 2003
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Dec2003, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p1
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As a reward for Thailand's support in the U.S.-led war on terror, the U.S. and Thailand are set to begin negotiations on a comprehensive free trade agreement. Already Thailand has signed deals with a number of countries, including Australia, Japan and South Korea. In addition to that, the article provides data on short-term political risk and short-term economic risk for Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.


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