Last week the few questions I asked about Thailand’s commercial prospects received a fair range of interesting responses. Thanks to everyone who shared their views.

Today I stumbled across a long analysis of these issues by Chris Sholto Heaton. His article for MoneyWeek discusses the various risks and opportunities that I imagine many businesspeople are keeping in mind. While it diagnoses the ambiguities of a situation which is apparently both “stagnant” and “booming again” it also goes on to suggest that some parts of the Thai economy are quite attractive for those with a stomach for riskier investments. The final three sections of the article deal with the potential political and economic implications of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death.

While there is not much there that will surprise the average New Mandala reader it is still well worth a look.