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Comments From BoT Chief On Tap Today


Spot USD/THB has eased off and last deals -0.265 at THB37.868. Bearish focus falls on the 50-DMA at THB36.533, while bulls need a clearance of Sep 28 high of THB38.450 before targeting Jun 14, 2006/May 24, 2006 highs of THB38.595/38.615.

  • Foreign investors bought a net $68.49mn in Thai stocks on Monday, which was the largest daily inflow since the beginning of September. The SET index fell as much as 2% but the subsequent recovery in risk assets bodes well for today's session.
  • BoT Gov Sethaput will speak on monetary policy outlook at 9:30am local time, which headlines the local economic docket today.
  • The weekly Cabinet meeting has been pushed back to tomorrow as PM Prayuth is visiting flood-hit northeastern provinces. When approached by reporters, he refused to take questions about a potential dissolution of parliament and his policical successor.
  • Thailand's monthly CPI data will cross the wires tomorrow, with headline inflation expected to have eased to +6.58% Y/Y in September from +7.86% prior. Still, core CPI may have quickened to +3.20% Y/Y from +3.15%, according to a Bloomberg survey of analysts.

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