Tarisa calls on parties concerned to quickly overcome the political troubles in order to prevent longterm impacts on the economy. The plunging index of the stock market is already a cause for concern, she says.
Thai economic fundamentals remain strong as indicated by the treasury reserve and the vibrant exports, she says.
In the short term, the political volatility might impact on tourist arrivals. Authorities have not drawn a conclusion whether the growth rate for the second half of this year would bear the brunt of the political turmoil.
The central bank pledges to prudently supervise the exchange rate and keep inflation in check to ensure a viable economy.