Baht To Benefit From Removal Of Capital Controls

April 2008
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Apr2008, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p3
Country Report
The article reports that the elimination of the capital controls closed the gap in the two-tier currency market as the ensuing sharp drop in the offshore baht corresponded with a rising onshore baht in Thailand. The new rules will eliminate the 30% unremunerated reserve requirement (URR) on overseas bond investments, and will allow foreigners a full refund on their withheld deposits. It adds that it is a positive development for foreign investors.


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