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Thai baht likely to continue rising in 2011 -fimin

BANGKOK, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The Thai baht is likely to continue strengthening against the dollar next year and Thailand will monitor the impact of U.S. measures on fund flows into the region, Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij said on Wednesday. He also told a seminar the economy was expected to grow at least 7.5 percent this year. The baht was bid around 30.03 per dollar at 0805 GMT. It has risen about 11 percent this year, the second-strongest Asian currency after the yen. (Reporting by Kitiphong Thaichareon; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Alan Raybould) ((orathai.sriring@thomsonreuters.com; +66 2 648 9729; Reuters Messaging: orathai.sriring.reuters.com@reuters.net)) Keywords: THAILAND ECONOMY/BAHT (If you have a query or comment on this story, e-mail to news.feedback.asia@thomsonreuters.com) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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