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Byline: The Nation.
Thailand's exporters are beginning to see the first signs of tough times ahead.
One of the country's leading trade exhibitions, the Bangkok International Gift Fair and Bangkok International Houseware Fair 2008 (BIG&BIH), kicked off yesterday at Impact Muang Thong Thani but the flow of visitors was sluggish.
Although there are some fine-quality collections of new products of creative design on display, the fair appears to be attracting fewer buyers, particularly from abroad. Some foreign visitors have expressed concern about political tensions in Bangkok and slowing economic growth around the world. …