Thailand's new finance minister predicts ambitious growth

Thailand’s new finance minister, Kittiratt Na-Ranong, talks about Greece, the Thai economy and regional cooperation.

Thailand's new finance minister predicts ambitious growth
Kittiratt (centre) will need all the help he can get to hit 7% growth

As Greece goes hat-in-hand for its second EU and IMF bailout in as many years, Thailand’s new finance minister, Kittiratt Na-Ranong, who is also deputy prime minister, offered a bit of friendly advice yesterday ditch the euro you’ll struggle now, but in the long run it will be worth it.

Greek politicians may reach a different conclusion, but they should consider the Thai finance minister’s advice. Thailand pegged its currency at Bt25 to the dollar...

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