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Thai election

Investors upbeat with pro-junta camp's election results, for now

Prayuth close to returning as prime minister, his economic policies in tow

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha poses with traditional dancers as he arrives to attend a weekly cabinet meeting days after the general election at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, March 26, 2019.    © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Investors were generally positive about the prospect of Thai junta leader returning to power after Sunday's general elections on expectations that his government would continue to push through his economic policies, despite some long-term risks the country faces, analysts said.

Thailand has not been immune to this week's stock volatility. Investor sentiment on Monday turned negative due to a grimmer world economic outlook, which triggered a sell-off of vulnerable assets such as stocks.

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