Message from the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The political crisis which had continued from the last quarter of 2013 has led Thailand’s
economy to grow at 0.7% in 2014, in particular the households, business and government
sectors were wary of spending, both for consumption and investment. The tourism sector
was also significantly affected. In addition, export sector grew at low rate due to the
slump in prices of agricultural products such as rice, rubber and palm, etc.