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FDI surge driven by banking

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Thailand’s banking and manufacturing sectors has recorded strong growth as foreign investors aim to use the kingdom as a springboard for regional expansion, says Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Jaiyos Co. 

Managing partner Subhasakdi Krishnamra said Japanese investors have poured capital into these sectors for several decades to leverage their investment strategy into neighbouring countries.

"Japanese investors have shifted from a traditional banking model focusing on corporate loans into retail and consumer lending to expand this market segment," he said.

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