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Thailand keeps rate near record low to shield growth

Consumer prices rose 1.55 per cent in January from a year earlier, the fastest in 28 months. The central bank aims to keep inflation in a range of one per cent to 4 per cent this year.


THAILAND'S central bank held its key interest rate near a record low to shield the nation's economic recovery as the threat of trade protectionism mounts.

The one-day bond repurchase rate was left at 1.5 per cent, with monetary policy committee members unanimously in favour...

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