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Thailand aims to boost trade with neighbors by 15% in 2018

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia to help offset pressure from strong baht

Thailand wants to increase exports to places like this border town in Myanmar -- Payathonzu.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Thailand aims to increase trade with countries on its borders by 15% this year, to a record high of 1.5 trillion baht ($50 billion). The government is backing the drive to offset an expected slowdown in overall export growth due to appreciation of the baht against the U.S. dollar.

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