Thai PM says central bank is free to set rates

THAILAND - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said on 25 May that the Bank of Thailand (BOT) had the freedom to set the country's interest rate policy and his government's views only reflected its concern on the issue.

Asked which government agency was responsible for Thailand's interest rate policy, Thaksin told reporters: "The central bank has the freedom."

Pressed further on a disagreement between the government and central bank on the issue, he said: "That does not matter. We would only

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