Market jitters cause Thai gold rush

Concerns over global recession and debt crisis in Europe and US prompts many Thais to buy gold.

    Thailand is taking part in the global gold rush.

    Concerns over the global recession and debt crisis in Europe and the US prompted many Thais to buy gold as a safe haven amid market jitters across the region.  

    There is so much demand for it that the Thai Gold Traders Association says some shops have run out.  

    Al Jazeera's Veronica Pedrosa reports from the capital, Bangkok.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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