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Turbulent Thailand

Thailand's emerging trade hawks cloud TPP membership push

Cabinet reshuffle risks ousting officials promoting market opening

Thailand serves as a home to plants from several Japanese automakers that would benefit if the Southeast Asian country joined the TPP.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Thailand's prospective entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact could be in jeopardy if a looming cabinet reshuffle removes the country's economic czar and brings in an administration stacked with military-backed protectionists.

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