• Fri, 25 May 2018 01:00:00
    Costlier oil keeps BOT chief on watch
    THE central bank is keeping a close watch for any signs of strain on the economy from rising oil prices and is encouraging curbs in consumption to advance the goal of energy savings.
    Economy
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 01:00:00
    Fiscal policy ‘key to growth if rate rises’
    THE CENTRAL BANK hinted at the Bank Indonesia (BI) Board of Governors meeting yesterday at increasing its benchmark seven-day reverse repo rate in trying to maintain the rupiah exchange rate at its reasonable value.
    ASEAN+
  • Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:45:31
    Cash flight expected: BOT chief
    Some money flowed out of the stock and bond markets recently due to interest rate rises in global markets, but is not a big concern, central bank governor Veerathai Santiprabhob said on Friday.
    Economy
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    BOT weighs in for bulked-up banks
    THE Bank of Thailand (BOT) has backed government tax initiatives that encourage mergers between commercial banks, with the central bank saying the time is right for lenders to pursue the advantages afforded by scale.
    Economy
  • Sat, 07 Apr 2018 10:21:23
    Fed favors gradual rate approach: US central bank chief
    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday used his first speech as central bank chief to offer a rosy view of the world's largest economy while predicting only gradual interest rate hikes.
    business
  • Mon, 02 Apr 2018 07:28:47
    Japan business confidence slips in March survey: BoJ
    Confidence among Japan's biggest manufacturers has slipped after five quarters of rises, a key central bank survey showed Monday as a stronger yen dented exporter sentiment.
    business
  • Mon, 02 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Banks on alert after Malaysians foil cyberheist
    THE PHILIPPINES’ financial system was put on to heightened alert against laundered cash just as the country entered into its long Easter holidays, at the request of the Malaysian central bank, which said it had foiled a major cyber heist attempt last week.
    ASEAN+
  • Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:14:13
    US Fed to hike interest rates for first time in 2018
    The Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce Wednesday the first of at least three interest rate hikes this year as the central bank works to head off inflation.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:06:20
    No plan to get banks to make higher contributions to FIDF, says central banker
    The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has no plans to collect higher contributions to the Financial Institutions Development Fund (FIDF) from commercial banks, while expecting the fund to pay off its remaining debt – incurred from bailing out troubled financial institutions during the 1997 Asian financial crisis – within 12 to 14 years.
    Economy
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:00:55
    China names reform-minded Yi Gang to lead central bank
    US-educated Yi Gang, a reform-minded deputy governor of the People's Bank of China, was nominated on Monday to take over the reins of the central bank.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    What’s ahead for cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology?
    However, central banks around the world are mostly against it because digital currency allows for direct peertopeer transactions and therefore bypasses regulators and middlemen. 
    business
  • Fri, 16 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    BOT chief flags issues amid upbeat view
    CENTRAL bank governor Veerathai Santiprabhob is encouraged by the latest indicators pointing to improved economic conditions, but is concerned about sluggish income growth for workers and households.
    Economy
  • Mon, 05 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Blood on the trading floor: A year of fear and greed for world markets  
    All markets function on a heady mix of greed and fear. When markets are bullish, investors know no fear and regulators think they walk on water. When fear grips and everyone is staring into the abyss, all eyes are on central banks and whether they will come to the rescue. 
    opinion
  • Fri, 02 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Unloved kip stays on outer despite Lao push
    MANY BUSINESSPEOPLE and ordinary savers still deposit money in foreign currencies despite increased efforts by the Bank of the Lao PDR to promote the use of the national currency, according to data from the central bank.
    ASEAN+
  • Tue, 27 Feb 2018 06:46:13
    US Fed official optimistic on economic outlook
    The outlook for the US economy is upbeat as factors that have been holding down growth, including businesses reluctance to invest, begin to fade, a US central banker said Monday.
    Breaking News
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