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Growth stunted by political turbulence

Country set to post weakest rate in region

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How much has Thailand's political dysfunction hurt the economy? The country already seems likely to post the weakest growth rate in the region at below 3% this year, or barely changed from an already anaemic 2.9% growth recorded last year. 

Condon: Politics has created uncertainty

"We estimate that the Thai economy at the end of the first quarter was smaller than it was at the end of last year," said Tim Condon, head of research and chief economist for Asia at ING Bank.

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