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Economic officials still optimistic

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The governor of the Bank of Thailand believes the impact of the coup will be short-lived while a senior Finance Ministry official expects economic stimulus measures to arrive quickly. 

Central bank chief Prasarn Trairatvorakul said Thursday's coup was certainly not the first in Thailand, and that investors understood current conditions because the political deadlock had persisted for seven months.

Dr Prasarn also said he believed the economy should not shrink in the second quarter.

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