Thailand lifts barriers on foreign capital

The Bank of Thailand is set to remove reserve requirements on short-term capital inflows.

The central bank said on Friday 29 February that it would lift the reserve requirement because of the adverse impact that it is having on businesses looking to raise capital from abroad.

The central bank introduced the measure in December 2006 to deter short-term capital inflows and one-way speculation on the baht, which had led to the excessive volatility of the currency.

The measure had achieved its ob