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    World Cup to spur Thai economy

    World Cup to spur Thai economy
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    BANGKOK, 21 June 2010 (NNT) – The current 2010 FIFA World Cup will help stimulate the Thai economy to expand by 0.3%, according to Director of the Center of Economic and Business Forecast (CEBF), Dr Thanawat Polvichai.

    Dr Thanawat stated that about 59.6 billion THB would likely be circulated during the international football championship, an increase by 8.7% when compared with the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 2008).

    The CEBF director elaborated that the total money circulation could be classified as 37.2 billion THB from football gambling, 19 billion THB from purchases of food and consumer products, 2.205 billion THB from purchases of electric devices, and 1.234 billion THB from others.

    Therefore, Dr Thanawat expected that the national economy would expand by 0.2-0.3% as Thai people had spent more money during this period.

    Moreover, the director noted that the football competition could help people relieve their tension from any problems in society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    The CEBF director elaborated that the total money circulation could be classified as 37.2 billion THB from football gambling,
    Am I missing summats here ?

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    It just does not seem as exciting this time as it was 4 years ago. The last World Cup reached such a level of excitement in the bars that even someone such as me, who is not a soccer fan could not help getting caught up in it. Maybe it's the economy or the lack of tourists, but it does not seem to have the same excitement this time around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    It just does not seem as exciting this time as it was 4 years ago. The last World Cup reached such a level of excitement in the bars that even someone such as me, who is not a soccer fan could not help getting caught up in it. Maybe it's the economy or the lack of tourists, but it does not seem to have the same excitement this time around.
    Those "vuvuzela" things are getting on everyone's tits. Hopefully the next WC will not be hosted anywhere near Africa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    Hopefully the next WC will not be hosted anywhere near Africa.
    To be hosted in Brazil.

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    Has to be the worst world cup ever.
    Vuvuzelas , African culture blah blah , okay blow them till your hearts content in games where South Africa is playing , but leave the rest of the world to enjoy the other games.
    Fuckin morons.
    I see at least one German bundesliga club have already banned them for next season , I hope the rest of Europe follow on.

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