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Thailand protests may cast cloud over economic growth

17 February 2014 Last updated at 02:53 GMT

Thailand's economy posted slower growth in the final quarter of 2013, hit by the effects of a long-running political protest aimed at toppling the government.

Government data showed gross domestic product in the three months to December rose by 0.6%, compared to 2.7% in the previous quarter.

South East Asia's second largest economy has proven resilient following natural disasters and anti-government protests in the past.

But the latest political turmoil, which began last November, has made many economists warn that Thailand's outlook is at risk. Timothy McDonald reports.