The baht's surge to a 19-month high this week has prompted renewed pleas by the finance minister for the Bank of Thailand to rethink its monetary policy.
A man pauses to watch the exchange rate board in front of TMB Bank in Bangkok yesterday. PATIPAT JANTHONG
The currency touched 29.55 to the US dollar on Wednesday, its strongest level since August 2011, and has gained 3.2% year-to-date, the most among Asian currencies.
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