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The Finance Ministry is set to propose an economic stimulus package to the next administration, along with the fiscal 2015 budget and a borrowing plan to repay rice farmers, the Fiscal Policy Office says. 

Somchai: Monetary easing is necessary

Although last week's military coup is seen in a negative light by foreigners, it does help remove obstacles and allow the ministry to proceed with measures to jump-start the sagging economy and borrow money to make payments to farmers, said FPO director-general Somchai Sujjapongse.

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