BANGKOK — Global automakers are regaining confidence in a rebounding Thailand. Several carmakers recently announced plans to gain a prominent foothold in the Southeast Asian country, which is among the first to show signs of recovery from 1997's crippling financial crisis. General Motors Corp. is giving the go-ahead once again to build a new plant on Thailand's eastern seaboard. The automaker unveiled plans for its Southeast Asian production center three years ago but shelved the project ...

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