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Woman among five shortlisted for top Bank of Thailand job

Bangkok

A FORMER International Monetary Fund economist, a woman and a central banker who defended the baht before it was floated 18 years ago are among the likely candidates to be the new governor of the Bank of Thailand (BOT).

Five applicants have met the criteria of the central bank's selection committee, which will propose at least two names to the finance minister by July 2 after interviews on Tuesday, according to Krisda Chinavicharana, head of the Finance Ministry's Fiscal Policy Office. Once...

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