UK, Bank of Thailand sign MoU on financial services

UK, Bank of Thailand sign MoU on financial services The UK and the Bank of Thailand signed MoU to support Thailand’s inclusive economic recovery and green growth in line with the Sustainable Development Goals The UK Government and the Bank of Thailand (BoT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 7 August 2020, forming a…

Thailand’s financial system more vulnerable amid COVID-19: BoT

Thailand’s financial system more vulnerable amid COVID-19: BoT Thailand’s financial system has become more vulnerable due to the more-than-expected contraction of the country’s economic outlook due to impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Bank of Thailand (BoT). Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand’s financial system has become more vulnerable due to the more-than-expected contraction of the country’s economic outlook…

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…

Less Than Zero: The New Normal for Interest Rates?

Less Than Zero: The New Normal for Interest Rates?

Less Than Zero: The New Normal for Interest Rates? Huge global capital flows and prolonged ultra-low interest rate policies of advanced nations have made it harder for emerging economies to protect their financial system Back in the 1980s and 1990s, financially sound governments had to pay interest rates of 6-8 percent in order to borrow.…

Building ASEAN Banking Cybersecurity resilience

Building ASEAN Banking Cybersecurity resilience

Building ASEAN Banking Cybersecurity resilience Technological revolutions come with their own form of risk: cyber risks. The more “digital” banks become, the more channels for potential points of attacks from cyber criminals, who are constantly evolving to exploit new loopholes. Technology and the internet have undeniably become integrated into our daily lives. Customers’ behaviors continue…

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…