DPA International: “One year after Thailand’s military coup”

By Cod Satrusayang | May 18, 2015

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Has military rule improved the economy?

Widespread protests and political violence before the coup had been a major factor behind a stagnation in the economy. Tourist numbers were down and businesses not focussed on exports suffered from the uncertain political situation.

“What business craves most is stability,” said Daniel Giles, the Thailand director for corporate advisory firm Vriens & Partners. “In the short to medium term this government seems to ensure that. Over the longer term, the outlook appears much less clear.”

 

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