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The Baht remains strong while Asian stock markets slide

By The Nation

 

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The baht continues to be strong while the escalating trade war and violent protests in Hong Kong cause Asian stock markets to slide.

 

The Hang Seng Index shed more than 3 per cent at some point this morning (August 26) as investors worried about a new round of trade tensions between the. United States and China. Violent protest in Hong Kong also contributed to the market dropping sharply.

 

The Stock Exchange of Thailand Index lost 1.69 per cent in open trading this morning.

 

Japan ‘s Nikkei 225 was down more than 2 per cent in morning trading, South Korea’s Kospi dropped over 1 per cent, China’s Shanghai Composite lost over 1per cent. Singapore’s Straits Times Index and Malaysian Kuala Lumpur Composite Index also dropped more than 1 per cent.

 

Markets in Asia followed Wall Street’s large drop on Friday after China and the US raised tariffs on each other products.

 

The baht remained strong this morning moving around Bt30.60 against the dollar, appreciating from Bt30.70 on Friday, according to Kasikorn Research Centre.

 

Kobsidthi Silpachai, head of capital markets research at Kasikornbank noted the gold price had recovered following tweets by US President Donald Trump, ratcheting up tariffs.

 

Higher gold prices should mean Thai gold players will take profit on gold by selling gold against the US dollar and then selling the dollar against the baht, he added. The Gold Traders Association in Bangkok quoted gold prices this morning as buying at Bt22,200 per gold bar and selling at Bt22,300.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/business/30375352

 

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Thailand should pay attention to what's happening in Hong Kong now.  Same thing will happen here if they continue down with the ChiCom Belt & Road Initiative.  And a rising Baht is all part of the evil plan...

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3 hours ago, Isaan sailor said:

Thailand should pay attention to what's happening in Hong Kong now.  Same thing will happen here if they continue down with the ChiCom Belt & Road Initiative.  And a rising Baht is all part of the evil plan...

But Thailand  can't just lower the value of the Baht. Just look at their foreign reserve which relates to the value of the Baht.  Fantastic.

 

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4 hours ago, Isaan sailor said:

Thailand should pay attention to what's happening in Hong Kong now.  Same thing will happen here if they continue down with the ChiCom Belt & Road Initiative.  And a rising Baht is all part of the evil plan...

Those in HK have a level of education and intelligence orders of magnitude greater than in Thailand so understand what is on the horizon. Here not so much...

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Of course the baht is still strong, the elite haven't finished buying their international investments and property yet. When they have, watch the baht drop like a stone.

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8 hours ago, keith101 said:

LOL TIT . So there now using gold to prop up the baht  they will run out of things soon enough and head into a recession .

you seem to be an economist... right? :coffee1:

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Trump has been pushing for a weaker dollar for years. It's difficult for the baht to fall fast enough to keep up.

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12 hours ago, SteveK said:

Of course the baht is still strong, the elite haven't finished buying their international investments and property yet. When they have, watch the baht drop like a stone.

hundreds of comments like yours during the last decade did not materialise. keep on dreaming.

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