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Thailand's Economic Outlook Goes From Bad to Worse

Feb 14, 2020 | 09:00 GMT
A bank teller counts Thai bhat before handing it to a customer in Bangkok.

A bank teller in Bangkok counts out Thai bhat, which was Asia's strongest currency in 2019. The baht's strength has hurt Thailand's economic growth over the past year by making its exports less competitive.

(PAULA BRONSTEIN/Getty Images)

Less than a year into its transition out of direct military rule, Thailand has found itself steeped in mounting economic and political risks. The recent coronavirus outbreak in nearby China has already taken a toll on the country's vital tourism sector, and the virus' still unknown damage to Chinese economic...

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