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Battle of the sexes: Bank of Thailand way ahead of Fed

Thai central bank named its first woman chief in 2006; 31 of its 60 top execs and over half of all staff are women

Ms Roong became head of the BOT's macroeconomic and monetary policy department in October.


JANET Yellen's appointment as Federal Reserve chair this year was hailed as another step toward gender equality. How about a central bank where women outnumber men?

This is the Bank of Thailand (BOT), which runs monetary policy in South-east Asia's second-largest economy