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…

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…