Public debt not scary yet, PDMO says

Thailand’s increased public debt, attributed to borrowing to sustain economic conditions during the pandemic, remains below the average rate seen in emerging markets, says the Public Debt Management Office.PDMO director-general Patricia Mongkhonvanit said the IMF reported that global public debt has risen by 20% on ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Household debt could soar beyond 80% of GDP due to Covid-19 crisis: NESDC

The Covid-19 crisis has had a massive impact on household debt and it is expected to rise to more than 80 per cent of GDP, the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), a state think-tank, has warned.Thai household debt stood at 79.8 per cent ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt sees GDP, investment boost if joins CPTPP trade pact

Thailand could expect a boost to its economic growth, investment and exports to help offset the negative impact of the new coronavirus pandemic if it participates in an Asia-Pacific trade agreement, the commerce ministry said on Monday.The country has before said it aimed to seek ...

Thailand says new economic measures to ease virus impact worth 10% of GDP

Thailand’s new package of economic measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak will be worth about 10% of its gross domestic product (GDP), Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Friday.The package will cover all economic sectors for at least the next six ...

BoT says GDP to shrink until next year

The economy is expected to contract every quarter this year, with the nadir in the second quarter, according to a senior official at the Bank of Thailand.The contraction should narrow in the third and fourth quarters before turning around next year, said Don Nakornthab, senior ...

Somruedi Banchongduang

SCB warns of recession sparked by virus epidemic

Siam Commercial Bank’s Economic Intelligence Centre (EIC) has warned Thailand is on course for a technical recession in the first half of the year as the centre cuts its 2020 GDP forecast for the country to -0.3% from the previous 1.8% due to the increasing ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BoT warns of GDP growth below 1%

The Bank of Thailand says the economy is likely to expand by less than 1% in 2020 if the coronavirus outbreak lasts throughout the year, says a central bank senior official.If the virus continues to spread for the entire year, which is longer than the ...

Somruedi Banchongduang

Finance Ministry to readjust 2020 GDP from COVID 19 consequences [Video]

The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) has indicated that the Thai economy in January showed positive signs, due to the growths in the export sector, durable goods consumption in the private sector, and sales figures of personal vehicles. The office, however, pointed out that the COVID-19 ...

Government’s economic policies favour big corporations – Pita

The Government’s economic policies are tailored to favour large corporations at the expense of the poor, resulting in the minority rich becoming richer while the poor get poorer, said party list MP of the now defunct Future Forward party, Mr. Pita Limjaroenrat, during the censure ...

Thai GDP growth forecast for the year slashed

The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking has revised downward the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year to between 2 per cent and 2.5 per cent from the previously forecast 2.5 to 3 per cent.The revision is in line with the ...

The Nation Reporter

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