The currency of Thailand dove toward its three-year trough on Monday as anti-government protests continued, according to Bloomberg.
Protestors collected on Monday outside the Bangkok home of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was critical of opposition Democratic Party members' intentions to protest the nation's early February 2014 election. The baht has lost about 4.6 percent of its value during the past two months as the primary stock index has fallen at least 9 percent.
"No matter where this takes place, we will go there and block it. We don't want this election," protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban told protesters over the weekend, according to Reuters. "We will take our country back from the hands of the Thaksin regime."
The baht dropped about 0.2 percent on Monday against the U.S. dollar after having touched its lowest value since June 2010. Analysts told Bloomberg the ongoing strife in the city is likely to continue pulling down the monetary unit.
Demonstrators against the prime minister collected en massed this past weekend in Bangkok, proving to be obstacles to the city's daily progress, according to Reuters.
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