Economy Shrinks 6.4% y/y in Q3, Less Than Expected

Thailand’s economy improved in the third quarter after the government eased restrictions on movement and implemented a series of stimulus measures while getting the country’s Covid-19 outbreak largely under control.

Gross domestic product (GDP) shrank 6.4% from a year ago, the National Economic and Social Development Council said Monday, recovering from the prior quarter’s revised 12.1% contraction at the peak of the outbreak. The figure was better than the median estimate of 8.8% contraction in a Bloomberg survey of 19 economists. The council also raised its full-year forecast to a 6% contraction, from an earlier estimate of a 7.3% to 7.8% drop. Read more…..


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Steve Case, Chairman and CEO, Revolution LLC, speaks with Economic Club president David M. Rubenstein on Tuesday April 12, 2016.

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