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Thailand's budget delay seen exacerbating economic woes

Political infighting takes toll as coronavirus outbreak hits growth

BANGKOK -- The already weakening Thai economy has been dealt another blow after political squabbling led to another delay in the passing of the national budget at a time when the coronavirus outbreak in China is rippling through the region and threatening growth.  

On Wednesday, Thailand's Constitutional Court dashed hopes of immediate financial relief for the economy by deciding to accept a complaint about the questionable manner of parliamentary votes in the passing of the national budget.

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