Thailand loses luster with Vietnam’s rise

Thailand loses luster with Vietnam's rise - Christian Science Monitor, December 15, 2006
Vietnam's economy could permanently eclipse Thailand's once stellar growth - now uncertain after the recent coup...
"Talk to any businessman, and they say Vietnam is the next China," said a Bangkok-based Western diplomat who monitors economic activities. "Yes, the infrastructure may not be as good as in Thailand, but they have 84 million people, they work like dogs, and they really want the investment. In Thailand, they no longer care about economic growth and they can't figure out what they want..."
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