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Thai: World unrest has limited impact on Thai's economy

03-01-2011 12:30 BJT

In Southeast Asia, Thailand's central bank is monitoring the unrest in Libya and the Middle East, and says the negative impact on Thailand's economy is limited.

The Bank of Thailand says the unrest in these regions will have minimal effect on Thailand's exports, as export volumes to those areas account for only about 5 percent of the country's total.

The central bank also says the country's tourism sector will be little affected, as visitors from the Middle East make up less than 3 percent of total arrivals.

The bank also maintains its GDP forecast for the year at 3 to 5 percent, with higher farm produce prices due to increasing purchasing power and business sentiment.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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