Regional ambitions for Thai banks
Vorapak Tanyawong, the head of Thailand's fourth-largest bank, Krung Thai Bank, says that the Thai banking sector could be the hub for greater Southeast Asia, but that consolidation and reforms will have to come first to realize this.
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