A small step back to normal for Bangkok

THAILAND'S lifting of the state of emergency in Bangkok and its surrounding areas two days ago does not signal the end of the political stalemate in the capital but offers a glimmer of hope to businesses and foreign investors that a recovery is on the cards. Tourists have stayed away in droves ever since the emergency decree was imposed two months ago, which dealt a body blow to Thailand's key tourism sector during what would normally be a peak season. The street protests that began last November...

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