New Thai finance minister says will not interfere in central bank policy

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s new finance minister said he will not interfere in the central bank’s monetary policy decisions and will let it handle the strengthening baht currency. THB=TH.

The ministry plans to introduce economic stimulus measures after the government has announced its policies in parliament next week, Uttama Savanayana told reporters.

The baht has appreciated about 5.9% against the dollar so far this year, threatening the export-dependent economy and its pivotal tourism.

Reporting by Kitiphong Thaichareon; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Kim CoghillOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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