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Thailand eyes new stimulus to ease trade war shock

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Uttama Savanayana, Thailand's new minister of finance, speaks to the Nikkei Asian Review in Tokyo on July 31. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- The Thai government is considering to work on "packages of economic activities" to stimulate its slowing economy, Thailand's new finance minister, Uttama Savanayana, told the Nikkei Asian Review in an interview in Tokyo on July 31.

Uttama said uncertainty over the state of the global economy has affected Thailand as well as other countries. "If necessary, I believe that the government will consider packages of economic activities that will be suitable for the next coming months, depending on the situation," he said.

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