Thailand's Apisak: finance minister under fire

Thailand's banker-turned-finance minister seems to be struggling to exert influence. He is 11th out of 12 in FinanceAsia's Finance Minister of the Year ranking.

For the second year running, FinanceAsia has ranked the finance ministers of the Asia-Pacific region’s 12 largest economies.

Bottom of the ranking this year was Malaysia's Najib Razak. For last year's results, click here.

FinanceAsia considers several factors when thinking about how to compare the performance of these men over the past 12 months. The role’s responsibilities and powers vary between countries but each minister contributes to fiscal policy and the budget, accesses capital markets, regulates financial institutions, and drives reform. Investor perceptions are one way to view how good a job they are doing, particularly when times are tough.

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