Thai baht hits over 6-year low after Bangkok bomb blast

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Singapore | Published: August 18, 2015 7:26:16 AM

Thai baht lost as much as 0.5 percent, falling to 35.55 per dollar, its weakest since April 2009.

thai baht rateThai baht lost as much as 0.5 percent, falling to 35.55 per dollar, its weakest since April 2009. (Reuters)

The Thai baht on Tuesday fell to its weakest level in more than six years on concerns that a bomb blast at a popular shrine in Bangkok may hurt the country’s tourism.

The baht lost as much as 0.5 percent, falling to 35.55 per dollar, its weakest since April 2009.

On Monday, a bomb planted at one of the Thai capital’s most renowned shrines killed 22 people, including eight foreign tourists, and wounded scores in an attack the government called a bid to destroy the economy.

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