Country Analysis Thailand

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Executive Summary
Introduction and Background Information The intent of this report is to advise Blake @ International if the company should move their manufacturing factories to Thailand. The background information is to provide Thailand’s general demographics and geographic. Through the entire report, the main comparison to Thailand will be China as Blake @ International’s current manufacturing and facilities centre are located there. Economic & Social Environment Analysis In this segment, we look into Thailand’s Economic and Social Environment indicators and historical data. The main points to look out for will be the comparison between China and Thailand’s infrastructures, Thailand’s economic growth and social environment data. Political and Legal Environment Analysis This segment focuses on Thailand’s political and legal systems which help us identify some of the political risks that Blake @ International may face when doing business in Thailand. In addition, Thailand’s labour law in this segment to raise the awareness of Blake @ International’s management. This is to reduce the chances of suffering any losses because of the lack of awareness in Thailand’s Law while doing business in Thailand. Financial Environment Analysis Financial Environment Analysis will focus on Thailand’s Central banks, fiscal policies, foreign exchange and more. The main objectives of this section is to let Blake @ International’s management to gain awareness about Thailand’s interest rate and exchange rate fluctuations pertaining to US$. Government Regulations and Initiatives Blake @ International’s management should know about Thailand’s incentives and essential steps to register a company in Thailand, this segment will cover the basic needs of what a foreign company requires before setting up a company in Thailand. Risk Analysis With the help of Business Environment Risk Intelligence (BERI) and Political and Economic Risk Consultancy’s (PERC) reports, we have evaluated the risks that Blake @ International will face if the company decide to invest or move into Thailand. Conclusion This is the final analysis about all the factors and reports evaluated above. In addition, we added in the reasons for automobile manufacturers which want to expand their companies in Thailand further.

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Executive Summary .................................................................................................................................................. 1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................... 5 Background Information ........................................................................................................................................... 5 Economic & Social Environment Analysis .............................................................................................................. 6 Current GDP/GNP and its growth rate .................................................................................................................. 6 Other Economic and Social Indicators .................................................................................................................. 6 Infrastructure ......................................................................................................................................................... 7 Foreign trade & Investment................................................................................................................................... 8 Economy Structure (Sector Analysis) ................................................................................................................... 8 Analysis for Economic and Social Environment ...................................................................................................... 8 Political & Legal Environment Analysis...
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