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Bank of Thailand's new chief wary of fallout from protests

Sethaput poised to take necessary steps as protesters vow to continue rallies

BANGKOK -- Bank of Thailand's new governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput told media on Tuesday he is "closely watching the ongoing protests and their impact on the economy."

In his first news conference since assuming the post on Oct. 1, Sethaput hinted at the possibility of the economy taking a further hit due to the protracted conflicts between youth-led protesters and the government.

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