Thailand’s new-vehicle sales are forecast to rise 9.4% to 600,000 units this year, after a 10.8% decline to 548,871 in 2009. The Thai economy is rebounding, and there are hopes for political stability in the restive country. Sales in Southeast Asia’s largest vehicle market also are being boosted by higher commodity prices. The new optimism comes as Toyota Motor Thailand Co. Ltd., which compiles sales for the Thai industry, reports industry deliveries in December rose for the third time ...

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