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Tackling household debt high on govt's 2022 agenda

The government has set its sights on hastening the economic recovery and marking 2022 as the year of tackling household debt, said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in his New Year message.In a Facebook post, Gen Prayut said the country has been beset by problems stemming ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Household debt increases Bt136 billion in second quarter

Thai household debt in the second quarter of 2021 recorded at 14.27 trillion baht, or 89.3 per cent of GDP, comparing to 14.14 trillion baht recorded in the first quarter, or 90.6 per cent of GDP, which was the highest point of household debt per ...

The Nation Reporter

Household debt reaches 18-year high

Thailand’s household debt has hit an 18-year high after rising to 90.5% of GDP in the first quarter.Kasikorn Research Center (K-Research) reported Thailand’s outstanding household debt increased to 14.13 trillion baht in the first quarter of 2021, or 90.5% of GDP, the highest level in ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BoT sets 2 paths for household debt

A central bank economist forecasts a crossroads for the country’s household debt over the next four years, either rising to 92.8% of GDP or declining to 79.1%.If Thai household debt grows at 1.2 times GDP, average growth over the past five years, the country’s household ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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

Household debt risks boiling over

The country’s household bad debt is expected to reach 1 trillion baht this year, putting the ratio to total loans outstanding into double digits as debt-servicing ability erodes amid coronavirus-induced income shocks, says the head of the National Credit Bureau (NCB).Non-performing loans (NPLs) are surging ...

Somruedi Banchongduang

Household Debt in Thailand has Risen to a Record High

As the Thai Baht soars and the economy lags household debt in Thailand has risen to a record high of 340,000 baht per household. According to a poll on household debt, conducted by University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.Thanawat Polvichai,  a director at UTCC ...

Is it all the Bank of Thailand's fault?

Currently, the two most pressing economic issues in Thailand are the appreciation of the baht and the high level of household debt.While most people understand the negative effects of the rising baht on exports and tourism, few can visualise the adverse consequences of high household ...

BoT sets expectations of lenders to keep down household debt

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has revealed its new policy for loaning in order to control household over-indebtedness, which has been rapidly increasing.The BoT has set out five guidelines for banks to consider as the national overseer aims to ensure banks remain sustainable. Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Policy rate change ‘unlikely’ this year

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) is expected to maintain its policy interest rate at 1.75 per cent until at least the end of 2019, according to TMB Analytics.The next meeting of the country’s Monetary Policy Committee will be on June 26, 2019.  Many central banks ...

The Nation Reporter

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