The Thai economy is expected to grow in 2020, as its tourism and exports are steady growth indicators. The number of ex-pats applying for work permits, as well as foreigners, who want to live in Thailand full-time, continues to rise steadily. Thailand has evidenced economic resilience against the odds. Most recently, the demise of the grately revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, has drawn the attention of the world at this time of transition. Such complexities have also created lucrative possibilities for shrewd investors who take advantage of in-depth country research.