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Surge in baht a big headache for Thailand’s tourism – Business News

BANGKOK: Thailand’s tourism minister has blamed a surge in the baht for sapping tourist arrivals into South-East 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. Arrivals have dropped because of the baht’s strength, Pitak Ratchakitprakarn, minister of ...

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Thailand’s tourism copes with surging baht headache

Thailand’s tourism copes with surging baht headache

PHOTO: Thailand’s new tourism sports minister, Piphat Ratchakitprakarn, hoping the finance ministry will listen to his pleas about the high baht Thailand’s new tourism sports minister, Piphat Ratchakitprakarn, is blaming the surge of the baht for sucking the life out of tourist arrivals into Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy. Piphat yesterday ...

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Foreigners’ unpaid bills give Japanese hospitals a headache

TOKYO — Japan is struggling with a growing number of foreign patients who fail to pay their medical bills, according to a recent government survey. Nearly half the hospitals that responded said they had treated foreigners, with about one in five of these saying that had failed to collect at ...

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