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…

Thai central bank seen holding fire after December hike

BOT cuts key rate from 1.75 to 1.50 percent

BOT cuts key rate from 1.75 to 1.50 percent The Thai economy was expected to expand at a lower rate than previously assessed and below potential due to the slowdown of trading partner economies and global trade For the first time since 2015, the Bank of Thailand cut its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, by…

Bank of Thailand sends a ‘warning shot’, but little impact

Moody’s changes Thailand’s rating outlook to positive from stable

Moody’s changes Thailand’s rating outlook to positive from stable The affirmation of Thailand’s Baa1 ratings reflects the country’s very strong public and external finances that provide Thailand significant room to counter shocks. Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has today changed the outlook on the Government of Thailand’s issuer ratings to positive from stable and affirmed the…

Thai central bank steps in to curb baht price’s surge

Thai central bank steps in to curb baht price’s surge

Thai central bank steps in to curb baht price’s surge The baht has risen about 5.6 percent against the US dollar this year, becoming Asia’s best performing currency, putting more pressure on Thailand’s export-driven economy at a time when global demand is cooling The Bank of Thailand is taking measures to control short-term capital inflows,…

SCB cuts GDP growth forecast to 3.1%

SCB cuts GDP growth forecast to 3.1%

SCB cuts GDP growth forecast to 3.1% The EIC has revised downwards its Thai economic expectations in 2019 to 3.1 percent from 3.3 percent, largely as a result of the trade war between the United States and China Bangkok, (NNT) – Government investment remains the main factor in steering the economy as the trade war…

Bangkok Bank’s President on Thailand Economy and Digital Banking

Bangkok Bank’s President on Thailand Economy and Digital Banking

Bangkok Bank’s President on Thailand Economy and Digital Banking Chartsiri Sophonpanich, president at Bangkok Bank, discusses the U.S.-China trade war, its impact on Thailand, growth in the country, their loss of market share, asset quality and his plans for digital banking. https://youtu.be/AacGSGJHD4E He speaks exclusively on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia” from the sidelines of the Bloomberg…