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Thai bank forecasts 7.3% GDP contraction in 2020

Thai bank forecasts 7.3% GDP contraction in 2020 Siam Commercial Bank’s Economic Intelligence Centre (EIC) has further revised downward its economic projection for this year to an economic contraction of 7.3 per cent. Lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus across the globe have led the Economic Intelligence Center of Siam Commercial Bank (EIC SCB) to predict…

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 Sets APAC Sovereigns Outlook to Negative for 2020

Moody’s Sets APAC Sovereigns Outlook to Negative for 2020

Moody’s Sets APAC Sovereigns Outlook to Negative for 2020 19 of Moody’s 25 rated APAC sovereigns have stable outlooks, while four have negative outlooks and two have positive outlooks Moody’s Investors Service says in a new report that its outlook for APAC sovereign creditworthiness in 2020 is negative, underpinned by slower economic growth, a turbulent…

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. Thailand’s loss of trade privileges with US is…

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…