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Political risk: Lessons from Thailand

Posted by akosistella on January 20, 2010

There was a time when Thailand and the Philippines were considered the Asean twins. Their demographics were comparable with just about the same number of people. Their level of economic development was just about the same as was the oligarchic nature of their economies. We had a more stable democratically elected government in place while they had a unifying King but military coups constantly destabilized their government.

We may have had some advantages over Thailand at the start. But the Thais pushed forward and left the Philippines behind. They attracted more foreign investors even if their investment incentives laws were just patterned after ours. Their agricultural sector boomed even if many of their agriculturists only learned their technology in Los Baños. Soon patis made in Thailand was finding its way to Filipino stores here and abroad.

Click Boo Chanco.

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One Response to “Political risk: Lessons from Thailand”

  1. […] There was a time when Thailand and the Philippines were considered the Asean twins. Their demographics were comparable with just about the same number of people. Their level of economic development was just about the same as was the oligarchic nature of their economies. We had a more stable democratically elected government in place while they had a unifying King but military coups constantly destabilized their government. We may have had some ad … Read More […]

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