BoT seen cutting rates in H2, 2024

The Bank of Thailand is projected to start cutting interest rates in the second half of 2024, in line with similar moves by the US Federal Reserve, say analysts, as the domestic economy needs more support to drive growth next year.BMI, a unit of New ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BOT retains policy interest rate at 2.5% to facilitate economic recovery

The Bank of Thailand (BOT)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Wednesday voted unanimously to retain the policy interest rate at 2.5% per annum.The overall Thai economy continues to see the recovery trend persist, although the export and production sectors are slowing down, according to Piti ...

The Nation Reporter

Interest rates forecast to continue rising

Research houses expect the Bank of Thailand to raise its policy rate one or two additional times this year because of an upside risk to inflation as the economy recovers.SCB Economic Intelligence Center (EIC), a research unit of Siam Commercial Bank, predicts the central bank’s ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Banks expected to delay rate hike

The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) believes the banking sector will delay raising the interest rate in line with the Bank of Thailand’s anticipated gradual policy rate hike.Under the policy rate hike trend in the second half of this year, banks ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Bank of Thailand holds fire on rates, flags Omicron risk

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low for a 13th straight meeting on Wednesday, to support a tourism-reliant economy facing fresh risks from the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant.The BoT’s Monetary Policy Committee unanimously voted to ...

Bank of Thailand leaves rate at record low, warns of Covid risk

The central bank left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low of 0.50% on Wednesday, as expected, preserving its limited ammunition as the economy struggles with a third wave of coronavirus infections.The latest outbreak has slowed domestic activity for the tourism-reliant economy at ...

Cabinet backs overdue interest rate cut [Video]

The Cabinet has approved a relaxation to a 95-year-old law determining the interest rate for loans whose rate has not been agreed upon, and overdue loans. This relaxation will give debtors better chances of paying back their loans.Keep watching ...

Bank of Thailand Holds Key Rate, Lets Fiscal Policy Take Lead

The Bank of Thailand held its benchmark interest rate steady at an all-time low as fiscal measures take the lead in reviving the economy amid a renewed outbreak of Covid-19.The central bank held the policy rate Wednesday at 0.5% in a unanimous decision, after cutting ...

Central bank issues debt relief measure to slash Thais’ interest burden

The Bank of Thailand on Thursday issued a new debt relief measure aimed at reducing Thais’ interest rate burden from 16-25 per cent to 5.5-8.8 per cent.The debt consolidation measure will allow borrowers to bundle their credit card, personal and mortgage loans into one sum, ...

The Nation Reporter

Economy faces heightened political uncertainties: BoT

Heightened political uncertainties in Thailand after an election meant to herald a return to democracy have clouded the outlook for economic policy, the central bank said in minutes of a meeting earlier this month that left interest rates unchanged.Keep reading ...

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