Developing ThailandÆs capital market

ThailandÆs political problems have made it tough for investors, but the countryÆs sustainable and strong fundamentals present opportunities for those with long-term vision.

Uncertainty stemming from Thailand's ongoing political turmoil, which earlier this week saw the deputy prime minister step down following violent clashes outside parliament between police and anti-government protesters, has certainly depressed stock prices since the start of the year. But its effect on the broader development of the countryÆs capital market poses a bigger challenge û few companies are willing to sell shares in such conditions and few new investors are attracted to the market.

All of which creates an...

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