Countries reliant on commodities and foreign debt, including Indonesia and Malaysia, are a concern, says Paul Gambles, co-founder of MBMG Group.» Read More
Thai stocks tumbled as much as 3.8% in the afternoon trading session Wednesday amid worries that a string of bombings over New Year's would further shake investor confidence in the Asian nation.
The Bank of Thailand will monitor trading in the baht and review the impact of its tough capital control measures in mid-January, Bank of Thailand Governor Tarisa Watanagase said Friday.
Thai stocks are over 2% lower in the afternoon session Thursday. Despite the disastrous intervention to halt the rise of the baht, army-appointed Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont stood by his finance minister and central bank chief .
Hedge funds and mutual funds have poured big money into emerging markets. Which funds have the biggest exposure, if the “Thai Financial Flu” spreads? CNBC’s Melissa Lee investigated – and revealed her findings on today’s “Power Lunch.” Certainly with emerging markets on such a run recently, this is an area where many investors have seen increasing exposure.
As we’ve been telling you--a dramatic turn of events in Asia overnight sent Thailand's stock market plunging more than 15%. That country's government imposed capital controls in an effort to curb appreciation of the Thai currency--the Baht. The market reaction was so brutal, that just a few hours ago—Thailand’s government started to back-peddle.....