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Thai consumer confidence sinks on deadly bomb blast

THAI consumer confidence fell for the eighth successive month in August to a 15-month low, as weak exports and a deadly bomb blast in the capital Bangkok hold back economic recovery, a university survey showed the day before yesterday.

The consumer confidence index of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce dropped to 72.3 in August from 73.4 in July. The reading was the lowest since May 2014, when the army seized power to end months of political unrest. However, confidence should start to recover in the fourth quarter following the government’s new stimulus measures to help a struggling economy, the university said in a statement.

The government unveiled on Tuesday 136 billion baht (US$3.81 billion) of economic measures, including soft loans, aimed at lifting low-income earners’ purchasing power. The stimulus could boost economic growth by 0.7-1.0 percentage point this year, said Thanavath Phonvichai, an economics professor at the university.

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By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

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