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Finance minister holds closed-door meeting with central bank governor

File photo : Finance Minister Pichai Chunhavajira

Finance Minister Pichai Chunhavajira and governor of Bank of Thailand Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput held a closed-door meeting at the Finance Ministry this morning, reportedly to patch up their differences over monetary and fiscal policies.

Neither of them were available for an interview with a large group of reporters waiting at the ministry after the meeting. Reporters said that they did not notice either of them arriving at the ministry.

At about 11am, two deputy finance ministers, Julapun Amornvivat and Paopoom Rojanasakul, along with Lawaron, the finance permanent secretary, were seen arriving at the ministry.

Paopoom told the media that it was a good opportunity for the minister and governor to exchange their respective economic views, hoping that the ministry and the bank would work in the same direction.

He also reaffirmed the…

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