Central bank expects spike in NPLs

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) expects higher non-performing loans (NPLs) in the local banking system after banks relaxed debt assistance measures, but the bad loans are expected to be contained under the strong risk management of the banking sector.

The central bank on Friday announced the NPL ratio of the commercial banking industry for the third quarter at 6.69%, rising from 6.34% in the second quarter and 6.42% in the first.

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Somruedi Banchongduang