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Thailand GDP expands 7.5% on year in Q2, but outlook is grim

COVID delta strain forces Prayuth government to lower forecast

A view of the port of Bangkok: The global economic recovery was a welcome boost to Thailand’s exports in the April-June quarter.    © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Thailand's gross domestic product grew 7.5% year on year during the three months to June, its first expansion in six quarters, Thailand's economic planning agency said on Monday, although the outlook remains grim due to the outbreak of the delta variant.

The economy shrank 2.6% in the first quarter compared with the previous year.

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