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Economy to grow more than 1% this year

The economy is expected to grow by more than 1% this year, helped by improved exports and government measures as well as a gradual recovery in tourism, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said on Wednesday.The economy suffered a 6.1% economic slump last year, with the vital ...

BoT sees uptick in fourth quarter

The Bank of Thailand believes the economy bottomed out in the third quarter and should gradually pick up from the fourth quarter thanks to progress in the vaccination rollout and earlier than expected relaxation of the government’s containment measures.Lockdown measures to contain the Delta variant ...

Somruedi Banchongduang

Thai economic outlook highly uncertain, risks tilted to downside -c.bank

Thailand’s economic outlook remains highly uncertain with risks tilted to the downside and the central bank stands ready to use necessary tools to support an economy hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, central bank officials said on Wednesday.Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy contracted the most in 22 ...

NESDC slashes forecast

The government’s planning unit on Monday downgraded the economic outlook for the whole year to a 7.3%-7.8% contraction from an earlier forecast of 5%-6%, after it reported the economy contracted the most in 22 years in the second quarter.The National Economic and Social Development Council ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BoT forecasts record contraction

The Bank of Thailand has reduced its economic outlook to a contraction of 8.1% this year, deeper than the 1997 financial crisis, but kept the policy rate on hold at 0.50%.The latest economic forecast for 2020 is worse than the record contraction of 7.6% for ...

Somruedi Banchongduang

Thai central bank seen cutting key rate to help economy in recession

Thailand’s central bank is widely expected to cut its benchmark interest rate to a new low at its policy review on Wednesday to cushion the economy from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.Sixteen of 18 economists in the poll predicted the Bank of Thailand’s (BOT) ...

Thai economic outlook among Asia’s weakest

Thailand is preparing to restrict some aspects of daily life after the country’s biggest spike in coronavirus cases, further damaging one of Asia’s weakest economic outlooks.The steps to be considered Monday include placing more curbs on foreign arrivals, cancelling events with big crowds and closing ...

The economic importance of this election

With a vast EEC scheme hanging in the balance, Thailand must maintain stability to attract more investmentThailand’s post-election economic outlook will largely hinge on political stability and the continuity of key economic policies, especially those designed to drive growth over the next decade or two ...

The Nation Reporter

High-wire act for the economy

Although hopes remain high that the much-touted 2019 general election will be a catalyst jump-starting confidence among consumers and investors, the dream is marred by the reality that several economic tailwinds are keeping full-scale celebrations at bay. Exports are braced for impact from the US-China ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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