New-vehicle sales plunge at the Thailand International Motor Expo as weeks of sometimes-violent street demonstrations prompt the government to close Parliament and call a general election for early next year. Show organizers Inter Media Consultants say attendance was down during the first week of the event and orders totaled just 19,262 units, down 50% from 38,637 taken a year earlier. Inter Media Chairman Kwanchai Paphatphong tells The Nation newspaper orders also were down because last ...

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