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Inflation and unemployment main worries of Thais, global survey shows

The majority of people globally, including Thailand, are worried about economic recession, rising product prices and unemployment, global market research company Ipsos said on Tuesday.The company cited its research “Ipsos Global Trend 2023” conducted among more than 48,000 people in 50 countries. About 1,000 of ...

The Nation Reporter

Inflation slowing, no need for big rate hikes - central bank

Thailand’s inflation will likely slow down this year and there is no need for the central bank to raise interest rates aggressively like other countries, Bank of Thailand (BoT) deputy governor Mathee Supapongse said on Wednesday. Policy normalisation will be gradual and will not affect the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Global issues and inflation put a damper on Thai economic recovery

The Thai economy is entering a “parallel universe” marked by deglobalisation, geopolitical conflict, high inflation, and rising interest rates, KKP Research said on Wednesday.KKP Research chief economist Pipat Luengnaruemitchai said these factors are a challenge to the global and Thai economies both in the short ...

The Nation Reporter

Inflation hits sentiment in Thai industry

The Thailand Industry Sentiment Index (TISI) fell to a seven-month low of 84.3 points in May amid economic uncertainties ranging from rising inflation to political conflicts overseas, says the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).The inflation rate hike and prolonged global oil price surge, driven by ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Thailand’s key policy rate to stay at 0.50 per cent

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to keep the policy interest rate at 0.50 per cent per year.MPC secretary Piti Disyatat said on Wednesday after the meeting that four members voted to maintain the policy rate at 0.50 per cent while three members voted ...

The Nation Reporter

Growth outlook needs rejig

The Finance Ministry plans to revise its 2022 forecast for Thai economic growth next month, focusing on the impact of rising inflation and spiking energy prices, says a ministry source who requested anonymity.The ministry is worried the Russia-Ukraine war will affect its target for foreign ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Bank of Thailand to keep steady policy hand as growth trumps inflation

Thailand’s central bank will not raise interest rates from a record low for more than a year in a bid to support an economy still struggling to recover from the pandemic despite a jump in inflation, a Reuters poll found.While inflation in the tourism-dependent economy ...

Thai Finance Minister sees high oil prices, inflation as temporary

Thailand’s finance minister said on Thursday high oil prices and inflation should be temporary.The government has approved support measures in a bid to help ease the impact of oil prices and the higher cost of living, Arkhom Termpittayapaisith told a business seminar.Keep reading ...

BOT predicts inflation fallout from Russia-Ukraine war

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) expects Russian banks’ removal from the Swift international transaction system to trigger a rise in inflation, volatility of the baht against the dollar and limited impacts on Thai trade and investment in Russia.“However, Thailand’s financial stability is still in good ...

The Nation Reporter

Economy improves in February as restrictions ease

The economy improved in February after a moderate slowdown the previous month, owing to an easing of coronavirus curbs and a resumption of a quarantine waiver for foreign tourists, the central bank said on Monday.The Russia-Ukraine crisis is likely to push up inflation and cause ...

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