A Year After Thai Coup, Stability Trumps Growth For Business

When Thailand's army seized power in a bloodless coup last year, much of the business establishment quietly cheered them on. A year on, the captains of Thai industry remain firmly behind the junta, despite a lackluster economy and a delayed return to democracy. For businesses, calm on the streets is more important than finding a cure for the malaise in Southeast Asia's second-largest economy. Poj Aramwattanont, President of Thai Frozen Foods Association, told Reuters that he was satisfied. He said that at the very least, the coup brought order and peace to the country.