BOT backs budget bill in meeting with lawmakers’ panel

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has told a committee of lawmakers to consider the fiscal 2023 budget bill as the country’s economy is showing steady improvement and the trend was likely to continue in 2023.The BOT cited major contributions to the economic recovery from increasing ...

The Nation Reporter

Lancang-Mekong 'soft connectivity'

China has collectively consulted, contributed to and shared in the development of the Lancang-Mekong region with the five Mekong countries — Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam — over the past five years, helping to promote economic sustainability and connectivity.The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) framework is ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt plans B55bn savings bond issue in June

Thailand will sell 55 billion baht of government savings bonds next month to help finance a budget deficit, a Finance Ministry official said on Monday.The 5-year and 10-year bonds will be offered to the public with yearly average coupon of 2.9% and 3.6% respectively, said ...

State urged to accelerate fiscal 2022 spending

The government is advised to speed up state expenditure in fiscal 2022 to lift the economy, which is trapped by rising energy prices and the impact of persistent Covid-19 outbreaks.Danucha Pichayanan, secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), said the Russia-Ukraine crisis ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Public debt office allays concerns

With most of the government’s debt portfolio dominated by long-term bonds with fixed interest rates, there is less risk from the trend of rising interest rates globally, according to the Public Debt Management Office (PDMO).PDMO director-general Patricia Mongkhonvanit admitted rising interest rates globally could eventually ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

State spending targets laid out for fiscal 2023

The government is planning a fiscal 2023 budget worth 3.185 trillion baht, with a deficit of 695 billion baht for the fiscal year, which starts next October.According to Chalermphol Pensoot, director of the Budget Bureau, the budget was approved at yesterday’s meeting between Prime Minister ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Department set to amp up state spending

The Comptroller-General’s Department plans to accelerate state spending in fiscal 2022 to meet spending targets because it is a key tool to drive economic growth, says director-general Kulaya Tantitemit.The department expects to present the state budget disbursement plan for fiscal 2022 for cabinet approval soon.According ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

New savings bonds in Q2

The Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) is expected to issue another batch of government savings bonds, worth 70 billion baht, in the second quarter of next year to satisfy high demand, says director-general Patricia Mongkhonvanit.The PDMO plans to offer total savings bonds worth 150 billion ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Thailand to regulate digital platform service businesses

The cabinet on Monday approved a draft decree to regulate digital platform service businesses to maintain financial and commercial stability and to prevent damage to the public, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said.Such businesses, both in and outside of Thailand, will need to notify the government ...

Thailand agrees to open new border point with Cambodia

Thailand has agreed to open a new border crossing with Cambodia to boost trade, Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Wednesday.The crossing at the newly constructed Nong Ian-Stung Bot-Ban Friendship Bridge in Sa Kaeo province will be opened early as Thailand has yet to complete ...

The Nation Reporter

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