Thai Finance Minister, Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala
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Thailand floods: Recovery will take time and money

Thailand is still counting the cost of the terrible floods which swamped homes and businesses.

Hundreds of people died, tens of thousands lost jobs and livelihoods with huge tracks of farmland inundated and factories forced to close.

Gradually the clean-up is making progress but a full recovery will take a good deal of time and money.

Some businesses are warning they will not return to previous levels of production for at least the first quarter of next year.

BBC's Rachel Harvey talks to the Thai Finance Minister, Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala.

  • 22 Dec 2011
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