The small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) expectation index improved in June for the first time since the country fell into a political tailspin. The rising sentiment adds to signs the economy is on the road to recovery following the end of the political turmoil.
The TMB-SME Expectations Index surveyed from April to June increased to 55.7 points from 51.1 the previous quarter, said Benjarong Suwankiri, head of TMB Analytics, the research unit of TMB Bank.
The bank surveyed 1,000 SME customers across the country.
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