BANGKOK, May 20 (Reuters) - Thailand's finance minister said on Monday he was worried about the economy after a weaker-than-expected first quarter and that he still wanted an interest rate cut.
The economy contracted 2.2 percent in January-March from the previous quarter although it had grown 5.3 percent on the year.
'For GDP growth to meet a target of 5 percent, the first-quarter GDP would have to be higher than this,' Kittirat Na Ranong told reporters.
(Reporting by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Alan Raybould) Keywords: THAILAND ECONOMY/FINMIN
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