Thai banks slash growth forecast around 2%

Thai banks slash growth forecast around 2%

Thai banks slash growth forecast around 2% Thai growth may be around 2% or less, said two major Thai commercial banks and a senior official of the Bank of Thailand. Several major Thai banks have drastically reduced their GDP growth forecast for 2020 citing the coronavirus epidemic, drought and fiscal delays. The coronavirus epidemic, the…

Bank cuts Thai 2020 GDP growth outlook to 2.7%

Bank cuts Thai 2020 GDP growth outlook to 2.7%

Bank cuts Thai 2020 GDP growth outlook to 2.7% SCB’s Economic Intelligence Center (EIC) has released its latest growth forecast, at 2.7 percent, showing a slow recovery from just 2.5 percent economic growth in 2019 SCB’s Economic Intelligence Center (EIC) has released its latest forecast, indicating that the Thai economy at the end of 2020…

Moody’s outlook for APAC corporates remains negative in 2020

Moody’s outlook for APAC corporates remains negative in 2020

Moody’s outlook for APAC corporates remains negative in 2020 Moody’s Investors Service says in a new report that overall credit conditions for APAC non-financial companies will weaken in 2020 • While positive, the US-China trade agreement will not resolve core differences, dampening business sentiment globally • Easing fiscal and monetary policies by major central banks…

Thailand’s loss of trade privileges with US is credit negative

Thailand’s loss of trade privileges with US is credit negative

Thailand’s loss of trade privileges with US is credit negative The development is credit negative because Thailand’s export-oriented economy is in a difficult external environment given that a broad-based export slowdown and strong Thai baht are weakening the competitiveness of goods exporters and the country’s tourism industry. https://youtu.be/GK805y3uOmY Thailand’s loss of trade privileges with US…

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…

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…