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Thai economy reels amid unrest

Updated: 2014-01-30 08:27
By Agencies in Bangkok ( China Daily)

National image needs rebuilding after riots, says tourism official

As protests grip Bangkok and bitter controversy continues over looming elections, Thailand is facing battered investor confidence, lower growth and millions of dollars in lost tourist revenues, experts say.

The Southeast Asian nation has been dubbed "Teflon Thailand" for its ability to recover quickly from numerous economic knocks associated with political turbulence that has beset the country since a 2006 coup.

Thai economy reels amid unrest