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World-Beating Currency Is a Big, Big Headache for Thailand's Tourism

  • New minister blames baht’s advance for a slowdown in arrivals
  • Piphat aims for talks with the central bank, finance ministry
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Thailand’s tourism minister has blamed a surge in the baht for sapping tourist arrivals into Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy and says he’ll take up the matter with the central bank, highlighting rising concern over the currency’s gains.