New constitution good for Thai economy, says UTCC


BANGKOK – The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) believes the new constitution will boost investor confidence in the second half of 2017.

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Thanawat Polvichai, the director of the UTCC’s Economic and Business Forecasting Center, is optimistic about the promulgation of the new constitution, saying it will have a positive impact on the overall economy.

He suggested domestic spending and investment will rise in the second half of this year as a result of political stability.

The latest promulgation shows that the nation is following the reform roadmap and a general election is now definite, further boosting investors and foreigners’ confidence in Thailand.

The UTCC expects this year’s GDP growth to be higher than 3.6%, mainly thanks to the government’s mid-year spending of no less than 100 billion baht, adding that the overall economy can potentially expand at a rate of 4% in many circumstances such as a global economic recovery, a higher export volume, and a rise in tourism-related spending.