SCB cuts GDP growth forecast to 3.1%

SCB cuts GDP growth forecast to 3.1%

SCB cuts GDP growth forecast to 3.1% The EIC has revised downwards its Thai economic expectations in 2019 to 3.1 percent from 3.3 percent, largely as a result of the trade war between the United States and China Bangkok, (NNT) – Government investment remains the main factor in steering the economy as the trade war…

Political uncertainty takes toll on Thai growth

Political uncertainty takes toll on Thai growth

Political uncertainty takes toll on Thai growth The country’s growth rate is projected to fall from 4.1 percent in 2018 to 3.5 percent in 2019, according to the World Bank’s Thailand Economic Monitor, released today. According to the World Bank’s Thailand Economic Monitor (July edition), risk to the economic outlook in Thailand are primarily domestic.…

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Thailand and ASEAN economic integration

Thailand and ASEAN economic integration Amidst global challenges politically and economically the ten members of Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN willl need even more economic strength and bargaining power globally. The 34th ASEAN summit was held in Bangkok and one of the main aspect of the statement is to emphasize economic integration among…

BoT trims growth forecast to 3.3% from 3.8%

BoT trims growth forecast to 3.3% from 3.8% The bank of Thailand while maintaining a policy rate of 1.75 percent per year, announced that in 2019, the economy will expand at the lower rate of 3.3 percent from 4.1 percent in 2018, BANGKOK, 28 June 2019(NNT) – The Bank of Thailand (BOT) announced yesterday that…

Bangkok Bank’s President on Thailand Economy and Digital Banking

Bangkok Bank’s President on Thailand Economy and Digital Banking

Bangkok Bank’s President on Thailand Economy and Digital Banking Chartsiri Sophonpanich, president at Bangkok Bank, discusses the U.S.-China trade war, its impact on Thailand, growth in the country, their loss of market share, asset quality and his plans for digital banking. https://youtu.be/AacGSGJHD4E He speaks exclusively on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia” from the sidelines of the Bloomberg…

BoT and PBC sign agreement on Fintech Collaboration

BoT and PBC sign agreement on Fintech Collaboration

BoT and PBC sign agreement on Fintech Collaboration The two central banks aim to promote the use of innovation and technology to reduce costs and improve efficiency of financial products and services. On 9 June 2019 Mr. Veerathai Santiprabhob  Governor of the Bank of Thailand (BOT)  and Mr. Yi Gang Governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBC), signed a…

Asian real estate and US interest rates

Asian real estate and US interest rates

Asian real estate and US interest rates Continued upward movements of US interest rates are starting to impact Asian real estate markets in a number of ways Economic conditions in the US continue along a path of steady improvement, with the latest GDP growth rate of 4.1% (annualized), signifying the strongest rate of growth in…