BANGKOK, April 25 (Reuters) - Thailand's finance minister said on Thursday he was not aware of any plans by the central bank to controls inflows into the bond market but said both his ministry and the Bank of Thailand felt the baht was too strong.
'There were no discussions or reports about plans in the meeting (on Wednesday). We still talked about the same issues as usual but nothing on bringing in any measures,' Kittirat Na Ranong told reporters.
A Thai newspaper reported on Thursday that the central bank might impose a holding period for buyers of domestic bonds.
The baht was at 28.88 per the dollar on Thursday, near the recent 16-year high. It has gained 6 percent against the dollar this year, making it Asia's strongest currency.
(Reporting by Kitiphong Thaichareon; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Alan Raybould) Keywords: THAILAND ECONOMY/BONDS
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