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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

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Thai Baht Dips as Political Crisis Unfolds

The Thai baht dropped today as the political crisis is unfolding in Thailand, hurting the economy of the country and driving foreign investors away from nation’s assets.

Political Unrest Continues to Undermine Thai Bath’s Strength

The Thai baht fell today as the prolonged political unrest makes the currency very unappealing to investors, who do not like uncertainty and risks associated with social turmoil.

Thai Baht Rallies as Shinawatra Takes Drastic Measures

The Thai baht advanced today as Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra took drastic measures to ease political tensions in the country, dissolving the parliament.

Political Protests Make Thai Baht Less Appealing

The Thai baht slipped today as political tension was mounting in Thailand and people were protesting against the current government, demanding the Prime Minister to step down.

Protests in Thailand Hurt Baht

Protests in Thailand were weighing on the baht as foreign investors were pulling out capital, concerned by the political unrest. Concerns about potential monetary tightening from the US Federal Reserve made the currency even weaker against the US dollar.

Thai Baht Rallies, Loses Gains

Asian currencies rallied today as the debt crisis in the United States was resolved, at least temporary. Some of them kept gains, other retreated. The Thai baht was among losers.

China’s Growth Benefits Thai Baht

The Thai baht advanced today as signs of economic growth in China improved the investors’ risk sentiment, leading to increasing demand for assets of emerging economies.

Thai Baht Rallies on Positive Sentiment, Loses Gains

The Thai baht was rising because of the positive market sentiment, but was unable to keep gains and currently trades below the opening level against the US dollar.

Baht Falls After Initial Gains

The Thai baht fell after rising initially. Currencies’ moves are somewhat volatile today as traders are trying to digest Chairman Ben Bernanke’s comments about the future policy of the US central bank.

Bank of Thailand Cuts Interest Rates, Baht Weakens

The Thai baht weakened today after the central bank eased its monetary policy on concerns about slowing economic growth.

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