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Thailand's industrial confidence reached a five-month high, at 108.8 in July. A reading above 100 shows that operators are confident in the economy.
The Federation of Thai Industries says the greatest concern of operators is fuel prices, followed by the political situation, the world economy, foreign exchange rates and interest rates.
Most operators agree the government should speed up in building political stability, investor confidence and stimulate the economy by reducing taxes and loan interest rates. It should also help operators in terms of marketing campaigns, public relations and stable exchange rates.