Optimism continues to grow in Thailand, with the Federation of Thai Industries predicting vehicle production will climb 40% this year to a record 1.4 million units. Such a result would put the industry just ahead of the record 12.3 million units built in 2007, before the global economic crisis drove production down to just under 1 million last year. FTI Automobile Industry Club Chairwoman Piengjai Kaewsuwan tells the Bangkok Post a 40% output hike, even from a low base, would be the ...

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