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Thai junta leader appointed prime minister

  • Thailand's junta leader, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, has officially been appointed prime minister, following an endorsement from the country's monarch.
  • The new PM says he will appoint members to his new cabinet next month.
  • Thailand's economy shrank in the first half of the year, due to the mass protests against former leader Yingluck Shinawatra, however, growth did pick up in Q2, expanding 0.4% Y/Y and 0.9% Q/Q.
  • ETFs: THD
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  • User 29687825
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    What else you can say. It's a way of life for Thai people having to live with. A vicious circle of 12 coups since Thailand's turning from "absolute" to "constitutional" monarchy. I hope the country reforms as intended by this military government can truly convert the vicious to the virtuous circle for the betterment of the people.
    25 Aug 2014, 09:01 AM Reply Like
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