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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…

MOU SIGNING Thai, Lao central banks enhance cooperation

MOU SIGNING Thai, Lao central banks enhance cooperation

MOU SIGNING Thai, Lao central banks enhance cooperation The Bank of Thailand and the Bank of Laos PDR have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation in the areas of financial innovation and payments systems in Chiang Rai yesterday after the meeting of the 5th Asean Finance Ministers’ and Central Governors’ Meeting and related…

Relentless Rise Of Thai Baht Causes Exporting Concerns

Relentless Rise Of Thai Baht Causes Exporting Concerns

Relentless Rise Of Thai Baht Causes Exporting Concerns Commerce Ministry officials fear that continued currency strength could hinder Thai exports. The Thai baht has been relentless in its pursuit of the dollar, with the baht set to finish the financial year once again as one of Asia’s strongest performing currencies. The Thai baht’s climb against…

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…