Thailand’s leaders are resigned to a divided future: bleak to bleaker near-term, brightening in the long run. As the global financial crisis bites deeper into this Asia/Pacific nation, everything appears be going in the wrong direction as overall growth continues to fall. Exports, the country’s driving force, are tumbling. Unemployment is high and rising. Manufacturing is contracting, and vehicle sales are on the slide. Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij predicts the economy will ...

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