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Thai PM's economic adviser picked to head central bank

Sethaput has few moves left to boost the slumping economy amid low inflation

Sethaput Suthiwart-Narueput has worked at the World Bank as a senior economist in the 1990s and early 2000s. (Courtesy of Bank of Thailand)

BANGKOK -- Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s economic adviser and member of the monetary policy committee Sethaput Suthiwart-Narueput has been picked to be the next governor of Thailand’s central bank, tasked with boosting an economy hammered by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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