Thai central bank steps in to curb baht price’s surge

Thailand’s soaring baht reaches six-year high

Thailand’s soaring baht reaches six-year high In early 2019, the BOT did not seem concerned about the Thai baht’s appreciation, as a strong currency can actually benefit Thai importers and those who have foreign currency debts The Thai baht has been the best performing currency in emerging Asia since 2018. On a year-on-year basis, it…

Thai central bank seen holding fire after December hike

BOT cuts key rate from 1.75 to 1.50 percent

BOT cuts key rate from 1.75 to 1.50 percent The Thai economy was expected to expand at a lower rate than previously assessed and below potential due to the slowdown of trading partner economies and global trade For the first time since 2015, the Bank of Thailand cut its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, by…

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…

Thai central bank seen holding fire after December hike

April economic and monetary reports (BoT)

April economic and monetary reports (BoT) The number of tourists has grown at 3.3% year-on-year with increased visitor numbers from ASEAN, India, Japan, and Europe, while the number of Chinese tourists is still in decline. Despite the effects of the trade war, the Thai domestic consumption figures, government investments, and the tourism sector still all…

Thailand’s biggest debt trap is not Chinese

Thailand’s biggest debt trap is not Chinese

Thailand’s biggest debt trap is not Chinese Thai household debt ratio at 78.6 percent is among the top three countries with the highest household debt in Asia. The so called “Chinese debt trap” has drawn a lot of commenting in the media, but Thailand’s biggest debt trap is still home-grown and has reached the value…

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SCB cuts thai growth forecast to 3.6%

SCB cuts thai growth forecast to 3.6% The SCB’s Economic Intelligence Center (EIC) has reduced its growth projection for the Thai economy this year to 3.6% from a previous expectation of 3.8%. Trade war puts brakes on exports According to first executive vice-president Yunyong Thaicharoen, this is mainly due to the decreasing trends of the…