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Inflow swells to B300bn in 2009 against all odds – BoI

Foreign direct investment last year passed Bt300b, an 18% increase on 2008, despite the economic slowdown and domestic political uncertainties, said secretary-general Atchaka Sibunruang. Applications for BoI incentives last year totalled 1,573 projects worth Bt723.4b, the highest figure for 40 years. The total included foreign applications for 788 projects worth Bt350.75b, up by 18% from 2008.

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