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Thai Political Protests (2010)
Thai economy barely grew in 2014 after protests, coup

Thailand's economy barely grew last year as tourism, investment and exports fell after months of anti-government protests and a May coup. The National Economic and Social Development Board said Monday the economy grew 0.7 percent in 2014, falling short of expectations of 1 percent growth. The government agency predicted Southeast Asia's second-largest economy behind Indonesia will expand between 3.5 and 4.5 percent in 2015 as world growth picks up and tourism, exports and investment recover. Renowned for its pristine beaches and high quality rice, Thailand is also a manufacturing base for electronics manufacturers and several global automakers, including General Motors Co. and...