Country Risk Summary: THAILAND

June 2004
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Jun2004, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p2
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Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has appealed for calm in Thailand's three Muslim-dominated southern provinces. The appeal follows the death of over 100 Muslim militants at the end of April in a clash with Thai security forces, after militants launched a series of attacks against Thai security positions. Inflation is expected to climb throughout this year, fuelled by rising oil prices, strong private consumption, and higher corporate investment due to increasing industrial capacity. Short-term economic risk rating has increased from 80.0% to 81.0% to take account of the improving economic outlook for the country.


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