Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Currencies Thailand's record current-account surplus adds muscle to baht Currency shrugs off prospects for tighter US money as exporters fret The baht has risen 7% against the dollar since the start of the year, thanks to Thailand's current-account surplus.
HIROSHI KOTANI, Nikkei staff writer October 14, 2017 15:30 JST | Thailand
BANGKOK -- The baht is at its highest point against the dollar in about two and half years, as Thailand's policymakers and exporters worry that the strong currency could hurt industry.
The baht, unlike other Asian currencies, also appears immune to speculation that tighter U.S. monetary policy will weaken it.
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