Asian real estate and US interest rates

Asian real estate and US interest rates

Asian real estate and US interest rates Continued upward movements of US interest rates are starting to impact Asian real estate markets in a number of ways Economic conditions in the US continue along a path of steady improvement, with the latest GDP growth rate of 4.1% (annualized), signifying the strongest rate of growth in…

Thai central bank seen holding fire after December hike

April economic and monetary reports (BoT)

April economic and monetary reports (BoT) The number of tourists has grown at 3.3% year-on-year with increased visitor numbers from ASEAN, India, Japan, and Europe, while the number of Chinese tourists is still in decline. Despite the effects of the trade war, the Thai domestic consumption figures, government investments, and the tourism sector still all…

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SCB cuts thai growth forecast to 3.6%

SCB cuts thai growth forecast to 3.6% The SCB’s Economic Intelligence Center (EIC) has reduced its growth projection for the Thai economy this year to 3.6% from a previous expectation of 3.8%. Trade war puts brakes on exports According to first executive vice-president Yunyong Thaicharoen, this is mainly due to the decreasing trends of the…

The BoT now forecasts 2019 economic

Thailand Holds Key Rate Steady At 1.75%

Thailand Holds Key Rate Steady At 1.75% The Committee voted unanimously to maintain the policy rate at 1.75 percent assessing that the Thai economy would expand around its potential despite at a slower pace than previously assessed due to a slowdown in external demand. Nevertheless, domestic demand would continue to gain traction. Headline inflation projection…

Krungsri shifts from asset-driven commercial focus to being trusted banking partner for corporate clients

Krungsri shifts from asset-driven commercial focus to being trusted banking partner for corporate clients

Krungsri shifts from asset-driven commercial focus to being trusted banking partner for corporate clients Krungsri (Bank of Ayudhya) has unveiled its 2019 commercial-banking business direction to become a trusted banking partner, shifting from an asset-driven strategy to provide advice and total solutions to serve the different needs of corporate customers. With a loan-growth target of…

Thai central bank seen holding fire after December hike

Thai central bank seen holding fire after December hike

Thai central bank seen holding fire after December hike Thailand’s central bank is all but certain to hold its key interest rate steady on Wednesday after December’s tightening, pausing to support a slowing economy in the face of growing external risks. All 20 economists surveyed by Reuters predicted the Bank of Thailand (BOT)’s monetary policy…