Daily Market Overview
|FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET NEWS
28 April 2016Treasury Sector
THB Ref. rate on 27 April, 2016 was 35.1500. USD/THB traded 35.08-35.17 on Wednesday. USD/THB remains trapped amid 35.10-35.21 range. Firm Asians pairs underpin but yield plays, inflows hinder. Break below 35.10 risks fresh visit towards 35.00. USD/THB traded 35.10-35.20 range overnight, closed 35.12-14 in New York.
The SET index closed down 6.94 or -0.49% at 1,411.84 points with total volume of 37.4 billion baht and foreign net sell 56.95 million baht.
Today's morning rate, Thai Baht traded at 35.08 � 35.13 level per dollar.
Support and resistant are seen 35.00� 35.20 respectively.
The U.S. dollar erased a brief rally and retraced modest losses against the euro on Wednesday, hitting a nearly one-week low against the currency in the process, after a Federal Reserve statement reinforced expectations for just two interest rate increases this year.
The U.S. central bank held interest rates unchanged and, while it left the door open to a hike in June, its statement implied it was in no hurry to follow on from its December rate rise.
While the Fed added that global economic headwinds remained on its radar, it removed a specific reference from its last policy statement to the risks they posed, a move markets viewed as slightly more hawkish.
The dollar initially rallied against the euro on the removal of the reference to global risks, but the statement was not a decisive enough change from March's dovish statement to sustain that rally. The Fed projected two quarter-point rate hikes this year in March, half the number seen in December.
The euro turned slightly negative against the dollar and hit a session low of $1.1274 immediately after the statement, but quickly retraced gains and hit a six-day high of $1.1361. The euro was last up 0.12 percent at $1.1312.
The dollar remained slightly higher against the yen, or roughly unchanged from before the Fed statement. The dollar was last up 0.12 percent against the yen at 111.40 yen after briefly touching a session high of 111.75 yen immediately after the statement.
The uncertainty over a Bank of Japan policy statement due on Thursday kept the dollar's activity against the yen muted. The central bank is expected to increase its stimulus measures in a bid to weaken the yen.
MONEY MARKET AND FIXED INCOME NEWS
|Money Market||27 April 2016|
|Inter-bank Market||Rate||Volume (Million THB)|
|Money Market||28 April 2016|
|Bilateral Repo||Rate||Volume (Million THB)|
Thai bond market total trading value yesterday was THB 1,139,800million
|Composition of Trading Value (THB Million)|
|Financing & Others||1,061,025|
|Composition of Outright Trading Value (THB Million)|
|Government Bond||Treasury Bill||State Agency Bond||State Entreprise Bond||Corporate Bond||Commercial Paper||Foreign Bond|