Thailand's government will inject 200 billion baht (USD 5.9 billion) into the economy by the end of next year to bolster growth as a revival in export orders helps the nation recover from its first recession in a decade. The spending is about a fifth of a 1.06 trillion-baht, three-year investment program on transportation, health and education projects, which will boost economic growth by as much as 2.5 percent a year, Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij said in an interview. GDP will expand in the fourth quarter from a year earlier as the spending kicks in this month and overseas demand improves, he said. (Bloomberg)

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