• Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
    Somkid urges BOT action on baht
    THE government’s economics chief has voiced his concerns over a strong baht with his central bank counterpart, citing the impact on farmers and calling on him to be ready to put the brakes on further gains in the currency.
  • Mon, 14 Jan 2019 01:00
    Testing times for DEVELOPERS
    THE PROPERTY market this year will be affected by five key factors – a rising interest rate, a Bank of Thailand measure to restrict access to mortgage loans for second and third homes, a strong baht, the impact on exports caused by the trade war between the US and China, and the upcoming election – say property experts.
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  • Tue, 07 Aug 2018 01:00
    Thai Union held back by strong baht, falling tuna sales in second-quarter slump
    THAI Union Group yesterday reported a 2 per cent year-on-year decline in sales for the second quarter of this year to Bt34.1 billion, mainly due to the impact of a strong baht and declining tuna sales.
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 01:00
    Strong baht may rewrite export goal
    THE Thai National Shippers’ Council (TNSC) said export growth this year could come in well below its estimate of 5.5 per cent due to a stronger baht and the recent increases in the country’s minimum daily wage. The more downbeat view has prompted the influential group to call on the government to launch relief measures to shore up Thai exports.
  • Sat, 13 Jan 2018 01:00
    Companies urged to exploit strong baht
    THAI companies should capitalise on the strong baht to import more machinery and equipment that will enable them to boost productivity and reduce costs, the Bank of Thailand (BOT) and Thai National Shippers' Council (TNSC) say.
  • Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:00
    Mystery of strong baht raises suspicion in US
    Re: “Thailand denies baht manipulation ahead of US currency report”, Bloomberg, yesterday. 
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  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 01:00
    BOT unfazed by call for rate cut 
    THE BANK of Thailand is confident on the country’s outlook for economic growth, despite the concerns over a strong baht that prompted a call by the Finance Ministry for a cut in interest rates.
  • Sat, 27 May 2017 01:00
    Jobless up, but baht strongest in 2 years
    THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in the first quarter went up slightly to 1.2 per cent, from 0.97 per cent in fourth quarter of last year, but the baht reached its strongest value in almost two years yesterday.
  • Fri, 01 Apr 2016 01:00
    Strong baht, crazy prices are scaring off tourists
    It’s pathetic but entertaining to see Thaksin Shinawatra and his allies blaming Thailand’s sluggish economic performance on Prayut Chan-o-cha and the lack of democracy. The truth is that most economies in the world are in decline, including those of the b
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  • Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:00
    Strong baht aside, export sector needs structural changes, economists warn
    THE RELATIVE strength of the baht is just one of the reasons for weakening demand for Thai export products. Other factors are more important, such as a static export structure and lack of improvement in infrastructure, economists say.
  • Thu, 16 Apr 2015 01:00
    Call for BOT to ease the pain of the slowdown in the export sector
    THE private sector has been constantly urging the central bank to mitigate the strong baht via monetary tools such as another cut in the policy interest rate but the central bank believes the exchange rate is not the real problem for the export sector.
  • Sat, 27 Jul 2013 00:00
    Global economic slowdown and strong baht hit Thai exports
    The Commerce Ministry has announced it may downgrade the target for Thailand's export growth this year by up to 6.5 per cent from its previous target of 7-7.5 per cent, after shipments in the first half grew by only 0.95 per cent year on year.
  • Tue, 14 May 2013 00:00
    Workshop to help SMEs deal with strong baht
    The Commerce Ministry will hold a workshop on Thursday for 400 small and medium-sized exporters to help them cope with a stronger baht.
  • Sat, 11 May 2013 00:00
    High shrimp, tuna prices, strong baht sap Q1 results
    Return to normal trends expected in second half; dollar sales unaffected
  • Thu, 09 May 2013 00:00
    High prices, strong baht batter exports
    Rice exports are projected to plunge to only 6.5 million tonnes this year, the lowest volume in a dozen years, because of uncompetitive prices.
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