Thailand’s biggest debt trap is not Chinese

Thailand’s dangerous debt addiction

Thailand’s dangerous debt addiction Thailand is now a top-ten highest household debt country among 89 countries worldwide and third highest among 29 Asian countries. Thailand’s household debt has steadily increased to 78.6% of the country’s gross domestic products (GDP), or Bt12.8 trillion in the fourth quarter of last year, according to figures from the National…

Bank of Thailand Is Open to Discuss Libra, Concerned Over Security

Bank of Thailand Is Open to Discuss Libra, Concerned Over Security

Bank of Thailand Is Open to Discuss Libra, Concerned Over Security Bank of Thailand governor Veerathai Santiprabhob said that the institution is open to discussing Facebook’s Libra stablecoin with the company, Chinese state-run press agency Xinhuanet reported on July 19. Per the report, Santiprabhob made his remarks at the Bangkok FinTech Fair on July 19, pointing out…

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…

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…

Thai banks face tough competition in digital world

Thai banks face tough competition in digital world

Thai banks face tough competition in digital world Although the Thai commercial banks achieved higher net profits in the first quarter of 2019, they expect a tough year ahead amid aggressive competition in the digital era. The Thai government’s plan to turn Thailand into a cashless society has prompted local banks to remodel their business…

Thailand's Leading Commercial Bank and State Oil Company effectively piloted Blockchain Payments

Thailand’s Leading Commercial Bank and State Oil Company effectively piloted Blockchain Payments

Thailand’s Leading Commercial Bank and State Oil Company effectively piloted Blockchain Payments Leading Commercial Bank of Thailand, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) and State Oil Company PPT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) Completed a successful test of blockchain use for cross-border business-to-business payments. The successful pilot has been declared by the bank on its website. According…

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Improved FY19 earnings seen for CIMB Thai Bank

Improved FY19 earnings seen for CIMB Thai Bank Upgrade to outperform with an unchanged target price (TP) of RM6.10. CIMB Thai Bank Pcl’s three months of financial year 2019 (3MFY19) earnings exceeded our expectations accounting for 41% of our full-year estimates, attributed to lower-than-expected impairment allowances. Asset quality improved in tandem with the lower impairments. We…