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Thai baht hits 7-month low as China virus threatens tourism

30 Jan 2020

BANGKOK, Jan 30 Thailand's baht has lost half of 2019's gains in just a month, hit by emerging market outflows and as the spread of a flu-like virus in China threatens the country's tourism sector.

Thai stocks tumble as China virus adds to economic woes

27 Jan 2020

* Deputy PM says virus impact short term, econ fundamentals good

Thailand finds fourth coronavirus ahead of Lunar New Year

23 Jan 2020

BANGKOK Thailand has quarantined a fourth patient with the new coronavirus, including one Thai national, authorities said on Wednesday, days before Saturday's start of the Lunar New Year holiday is expected to bring an influx of Chinese tourists.

Thailand finds fourth coronavirus ahead of Lunar New Year

22 Jan 2020

BANGKOK Thailand has quarantined a fourth patient with the new coronavirus, including one Thai national, authorities said on Wednesday, days before Saturday's start of the Lunar New Year holiday is expected to bring an influx of Chinese tourists.

Thailand's tourist arrivals may grow less than 5% this year - industry body

15 Jan 2020

BANGKOK, Jan 15 Thailand is expected to see a less than 5% increase in overall foreign tourist arrivals this year due to a global economic slowdown, intensifying competition and a strong currency baht, a tourism body said on Wednesday.

Thai central bank has not closed door to further easing - governor

23 Dec 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's central bank has not shut the door to further monetary policy easing should the economy worsen, the governor said on Monday, after two rate cuts this year to support flagging growth.

Gold a new headache for Thai central bank as baht surges

11 Oct 2019

BANGKOK After surging gold shipments helped push Thailand's baht to a 6-year-high, dealers in the yellow metal voiced doubt on Friday at the central bank's hopes of getting them to bring back their export proceeds more slowly.

Thailand expects jump in Chinese tourists in Golden Week after year-ago lull

01 Oct 2019

BANGKOK Thailand is set to see a jump in visitors from China during the "Golden Week" holidays this week due to relaxation of visa rules and as safety worries after a boat accident last year recede, industry executives said.

UPDATE 1-Thai August exports slump as strong baht adds to trade war woes

20 Sep 2019

* Baht is Asia's top performing currency this year (Adds detail, comments)

Asset World aims to raise up to $1.6 billion in Thailand's biggest corporate listing

11 Sep 2019

BANGKOK Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi's hospitality and retail arm, Asset World Corporation (AWC), aims to raise up to 48 billion baht ($1.6 billion) next month in the biggest listing of an individual company in Thailand.

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