Thailand cuts key rate to record low to help economy

Thailand cuts key rate to record low to help economy

Thailand cuts key rate to record low to help economy The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) under the Bank of Thailand (BoT) on May 20 cut its policy rate by 25 basis points to a record low of 0.5 percent, to help soften the economic impact of the pandemic and social distancing measures. Bangkok (VNA) – The Monetary…

BOT relaxes rules to Curb Strong Baht

BOT relaxes rules to Curb Strong Baht

BOT relaxes rules to Curb Strong Baht the Bank of Thailand (BOT) decided to relax regulations to facilitate capital outflows to help promote capital flow balance and lessen pressure on the baht. The Thai baht has been under pressure due to imbalanced capital flows in the current environment of highly uncertain and volatile external conditions,…

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…