Asian Markets Get Boost from Thai Election

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The youngest sister of Thailand’s ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra is poised to become the country’s sixth leader in under five years. Introducing herself to our partner the BBC as "just a simple lady, and a lady that will be willing and sincere to help the country," Yingluck Shinawatra is Thailand's president-elect following Sunday's elections, which gave a resounding win to the Puea Thai political party. 

For more on Shinawatra's political success, we speak with the BBC’s Rachel Harvey, who joins us from Bangkok. Chrystia Freeland, Reuters digital editor, also speaks about how a stable Thailand could affect a financial world where Chinese markets are experiencing steady growth.

Guests:

Chrystia Freeland and Rachel Harvey

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

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