Cautious Optimism, But External Uncertainty

December 2006
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Dec2006, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p1
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The article presents information related to the economy of Thailand. The Bank of Thailand (BoT) increased its 2007 outlook to 4.5-5.5% and also expects domestic consumption to rise to 4.0- 5.0% in 2007, from a projected 3.3-4.3% in 2006. Exports surged by 14.5% year-on-year in September 2006, which has helped in widening the trade surplus to US$1.402bn. One of the BoT indicators, the private investment index, rose by 1.6% year-on-year.


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