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A challenging Baht for the Thai economy in 2019 ?

Thanks to Thailand’s walloping US$207 billion of foreign reserves, Thai baht’s climb of about 5% against the dollar in the past six months is the strongest in the world, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.  This may be good news if you plan to travel abroad, but not so good if your business is exporting Thai products. According to KBank forecast, the baht’s value could appreciate to 31.50 against the US dollar this quarter because prevailing global financial volatility is poised to compel investors to seek refuge in new safe-haven destinations. “It will be tough this year,” said Duangrat Prajaksilpthai to the Bangkok Post, an economist at TMB Bank. “Exports were already expected to slow down because of the impact of the trade war. Baht strength on top of that will curb export revenue when converted to local currency.” Duangrat Prajaksilpthai, economist at TMB Bank. The Bank of Thailand... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, A challenging Baht for the Thai economy in 2019 ?, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'Thailand Business News'. Thank you A challenging Baht for the Thai economy in 2019 ?

 

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