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PM eyes 4.5-5.5% growth for 2013

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The government hopes to achieve 4.5 to 5.5% economic growth in the year 2013 and believes this year's growth will be around 5%, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Sunday. 

Ms Yingluck said in the year to come the government would aim to create a balance between export and domestic growth from the present ratio of 70:30.

Since uncertainties still prevail in the world economy, greater efforts would be made to stimulate domestic economic growth and to make the most use of opportunities to come with the establishement of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) and various free trade areas.

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