Thai Baht: Strongest Asian Currency this Year

Wibest – Thai: Thai baht coins.

The Thai baht currently reigns as the strongest currency in Asia after gaining 7.4% against the greenback just this year. Yesterday, the Bank of Thailand released its September meeting minutes.

After the minutes were released, the THB immediately strengthened against the USD, GBP, CNY, and JPY in sessions.

The GBP THB trading pair fell 0.18% or 0.068 points in yesterday’s trading. The pair recorded ranges between ฿36.971 and ฿37.249 in sessions.

Meanwhile, the Thai baht to Chinese yuan exchange rate rose 0.13% or 0.0003 points in sessions. The pair reached levels from ¥0.2348 to ¥0.2358 yesterday.

The THB JPY pair also gained 0.858% or 0.0202 points in Wednesday’s trading. The THB JPY extended its wins from ¥3.5147 to ¥3.5421 in sessions.

And the USD THB trading pair went up by 0.23% or 0.070 points and traded around ฿30.290 to ฿30.425.

The Bank of Thailand is reining the Thai baht to six-year gains according to its September meeting minutes.

How to Maintain its Strong Run?

Wibest – Thai: Thai baht coins.

Concerns about the slowing global economy and the ongoing trade war between the US and China pushed the BoT to consider new measures. In the recently released minutes from the Bank’s meeting, Thai policymakers want new stimulus measures to support the country.

The Thai economy and currency are vulnerable and susceptible to currency appreciation.

Officials are considering adding pressure on local demand, mainly on the Thai services and manufacturing industries.

Last July, the Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee curbed the country’s short-term inflow. According to experts, the MPC is worried that the Thai baht’s strength could eventually trouble the export-heavy economy.

Based on the minutes, the central Bank plans new stimulus packages, including easing capital outflow regulations. With that, the Bank wants to attract new investments and business people to widen their business portfolio.

Collaboration plans with other companies are also in the making as the Thai Bank seeks stabilization in the country’s investing sector.

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