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Stable politics 'means growth'

Analysts: Protests fine if no violence occurs

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  • Writer: Nop Tephaval & Nanchanok Wongsamuth
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Thailand's gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to rise by up to 5% next year provided the ongoing political conflict is not prolonged but could contract if the situation turns violent, warn economists. 

A group of government officials stage a small protest near their office after work yesterday. Protests against the amnesty bill are growing, but analysts believe the economy will not suffer unless the political conflict becomes prolonged. PATTARAPONG CHATPATTARASILL

Former deputy prime minister and finance minister MR Pridiyathorn Devakula yesterday said if the state continues to push forward the blanket amnesty bill, it will only fuel anti-government sentiment.

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