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Opinion

'Teflon Thailand' feels the heat

Political upheavals will impose economic cost and deter investment

| Thailand

Thailand's "Teflon" coating shows serious signs of stress after the March 24 election.

The upheaval-prone Southeast Asian economy earned its nothing-sticks reputation time and again since 2006, when the latest cycle of coups and political intrigue began. The first democratic contest in years aimed to end that cycle. It has not.

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