The ongoing military coup in Thailand could have a positive outcome for businesses, according to a leading Lloyd's underwriter.

It is still business as usual since Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted, according to Tina Kirby, underwriter for Beazley.

She said: "We are holding our breath at the moment and looking at what will happen. It could be a positive thing in the long run.

"It's not affecting rates or ongoing activities in the country. If you were looking at going in new you would probably wait."