Thailand’s finance minister complained of a lack of communication with the central bank chief stemming from their opposing economic views, a reflection of tensions over whether lower interest rates are needed.
Thailand’s credit rating was restored to BBB+ by Fitch Ratings four years after political turmoil prompted a cut, signaling confidence in Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s ability to maintain social stability.
Facing eviction from her home of six decades, Amporn Pannarat personifies the dilemma facing the fund supporting Thailand’s monarchy as it seeks to boost returns and regenerate Bangkok with its first commercial development project.
Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont, who started raising hens when he was nine years old, still owns poultry farms as part of his retailing and telecommunication empire. He also raises them for sport.
Thailand’s economy may expand more than the government currently forecasts as tourism recovers from the nation’s worst political violence in almost two decades, according to Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij .