Production index dips 4.3% in October

Thailand’s Manufacturing Production Index (MPI) decreased by 4.29% year-on-year in October to 89.4 points as people become more careful spending amid sluggish Thai and global economies.The Thai economy has not fully recovered and interest rates remain high, said Siripen Kiatfuengfoo, deputy director-general of the Office ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

International financial analysts expect Thailand’s policy rate to be cut next year

Two international analysts have said they expect the Bank of Thailand to cut its policy interest rate next year due to a drop in the country’s inflation rate.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Standard Chartered Bank said it expected the central bank to maintain its ...

The Nation Reporter

Thai economic growth slows in the third quarter

Thailand’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 1.5% in the third quarter from a year earlier, the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) said on November 20.This figure is lower than the 2.4% growth that economists predicted in a Reuters poll previously released and the ...

Thai PM 'very worried' about weak Q3 growth, plans more stimulus

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said on Monday (Nov 20) he was “very worried” about much slower-than-expected growth in the third quarter, with the economy burdened by declining exports and government spending.Gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 1.5 per cent in the July-September quarter from a ...

NESDC cuts 2023 Thai GDP to 2.5-3%

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has revised downwards Thailand’s gross domestic product (GDP) for this year to between 2.5% and 3%, following a second-quarter expansion of just 1.8%.The decrease in growth is attributed to a 5.6% decline in exports in the last ...

The Nation Reporter

BOT reduces GDP growth estimate slightly in view of export slump

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) is reducing its estimation of GDP growth to 3.5% from 3.6% due to the country’s stagnant export sector and global economic slowdown.BOT governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput was speaking about Thailand’s economic trends on Monday at the bank’s annual seminar titled “Next ...

The Nation Reporter

Bank of Thailand raises growth forecasts following tourism boom

The Thai economy is likely to expand 3.6% this year and 3.8% next year due to stronger-than-expected growth in the tourist industry, according to the Bank of Thailand (BOT).It said the number of foreign tourists could hit 29 million this year and 35.5 million next ...

The Nation Reporter

BOT likely to take steps to contain Thai household debt as total exceeds THB15.09 trillion

Thai household debt rose to 15.09 trillion baht at the end of last year, after a 180-billion baht increase in the fourth quarter of 2022.However, the debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio saw a marginal quarter-on-quarter decline from 87% to 86.9% in the fourth quarter of ...

The Nation Reporter

Arkhom predicts potential growth of 4-5%

The potential growth rate of the economy is 4-5%, says Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith. Among the factors that will determine more robust sustainable growth is increasing productivity by reskilling and upskilling workers, Mr Arkhom said yesterday at a seminar called “The NEXT Thailand’s Future”, co-hosted ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thai Q4 GDP unexpectedly falls, 2023 outlook trimmed

Thailand’s economy unexpectedly contracted in the final quarter of 2022 as a rebound in the vital tourism sector was unable to offset falls in key sectors including exports and manufacturing.The planning agency responded by downgrading its outlook for this year.Keep reading ...

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