Country Risk Summary: THAILAND

December 2003
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Dec2003, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p2
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At the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting held in Bangkok,Thailand, the country was named a major U.S. non-NATO ally by the U.S. President George W. Bush. Thailand's short-term political risk rating remains on 71.0 with improved relations with the U.S. unlikely to impact on political risk. Despite growing government concern about an appreciating currency, Thailand's short-term economic rating remains on 79.0. 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.


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