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Thai Baht THB


Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Bank of Thailand

Interest Rate: 1.50%

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2017: 44.1%

Trade Balance, 2017: $38.2 bln.

Inflation, 2017: 0.6%

Sovereign Credit Ratings:


Supporting Factors

High-yielding interest rates


Factors of Weakness

Political instability


The Thai baht is the official currency of Thailand. Thailand’s economy, which is one of the fastest-growing in Asia, is export-oriented, making the currency susceptible to an influence of outside events. The United States is the biggest export market for Thailand.

Thai Baht News Archive

Thai Baht Lower After Central Bank Cuts Borrowing Costs

The Bank of Thailand followed many other central banks of emerging economies in cutting its borrowing costs. The Thai baht suffered as a result of the monetary policy decision but managed to bounce versus the US dollar.

Thai Baht Unable to Maintain Rally After Central Bank’s Decision

The Bank of Thailand decided to keep its main interest rate unchanged during today’s policy meeting. The Thai baht attempted to rally after the decision but failed and currently is trading below the opening level.

Thai Baht Advances on Hopes for Overseas Inflows

The Thai baht advanced today on speculations that government spending will improve the nation’s economy, attracting investors to the country. The currency rose to the highest level since November.

Thai Baht Falls After Military Seizes Power

The Thai baht fell today after the Thailand’s military seized the power after six months of political turmoil. Investors had mixed view on the news, meaning that the currency’s losses were not as big as they might have been.

Thai Baht Gains as Geopolitical Risks Decline

The Thai baht climbed today as political tensions in Thailand were easing, making the country attractive for overseas investors yet again. The general risk-positive sentiment on the Forex market also played in favor of the currency.

Thai Baht Drops on Interest Rate Cut & Court Ruling

The Thai baht dropped today as the central bank performed an interest rate cut and the Constitutional Court ruled out the investment bill, which should have improved the economic climate in the country.

Thai Baht Maintains Gains, Can It Keep Rallying?

The Thai baht rose today together with other risky currencies, but remains in a vulnerable position due to the unresolved political crisis in the country that erodes the appeal of the currency and endangers the nation’s economy.

Baht Heads to Weekly Rally, Remains in Danger

The Thai baht fell today, but was still heading to weekly gains as last weekend’s elections did not result in escalation of protests and violence, easing concerns about the political turmoil in the country.

Thai Baht Rallies After Elections, Rally Sustainable?

The Thai baht gained today as yesterday’s elections in Thailand ended without any significant violence. The currency is still in danger as political turmoil persisted, endangering the country’s economy and spoiling the investing climate.

Thai Baht Drops as Political Crisis Escalates

The Thai baht continues to show tremendous weakness as the political crisis in the country continues to escalate, making investors to take their money away from the country.