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26 Feb 2018

Financial Markets

“The Baht weakened slightly, while the SET closed at near last week’s level.”


​      The Baht fell slightly against the US Dollar. The Baht briefly rose early in the week as the US dollar tumbled on a weak US New Home Sales report and falling US bond yields. However, the Baht reversed those gains and weakened later on the Fed Chairman’s viewpoint toward US overall economic and inflation outlooks that reinforced expectations of further US monetary tightening. However, the Dollar’s upside gains were capped later after the Fed Chairman said that there was yet to be seen any clear picture toward wage increases in the US. In addition, concern toward US trade protectionism weighed on the US Dollar sentiment. ​

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Financial Markets