• Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:00
    Indonesia rates raised amid Turkey turmoil
    INDONESIA'S central bank raised interest rates yesterday in a bid to shield the slumping rupiah from a sell-off in emerging market currencies as Turkey's financial crisis roils global markets.
  • Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:34
    Bank Indonesia prepares measures to save rupiah
    Bank Indonesia deputy governor Dody Budi Waluyo said the central bank was preparing measures to provide a boost to the rupiah, which depreciated to Rp 14,600 per United States dollar on Monday.
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  • Mon, 06 Aug 2018 11:12
    Chatumongkol chosen to head ACT party
    The right-leaning Action Coalition for Thailand (ACT) party on Sunday picked former central bank governor MR Chatumongkol Sonakul as its leader.
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  • Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:51
    Central bank links up for Thai pay system
    The Kingdom’s central bank unveiled plans on Wednesday to collaborate with its counterpart in neighbouring Thailand to launch a QR code payment system, a bank official said.
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  • Mon, 23 Jul 2018 01:00
    Baht expected to strengthen by year-end
    THE BAHT is expected to reverse course in the next few months, and the central bank is likely to raise the key interest rate in September, Tim Leelahaphan, an economist at the Standard Chartered Bank Thailand, has forecast.
  • Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:09
    Sanctions-hit N. Korea economy shrank sharply in 2017: Seoul
    North Korea saw its economy contract 3.5 percent last year - its worst showing in two decades - as it was hit by sanctions over its weapons programmes, the South's central bank said Friday.
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  • Fri, 13 Jul 2018 01:00
    Actions to prop up baht trim reserves
    THE Bank of Thailand’s periodic actions to limit the pace of declines in the baht have reduced the country’s holdings of foreign currency reserves, the central bank’s chief said.
  • Mon, 09 Jul 2018 01:00
    BOT head cautions property speculators
    Big data analysis of electricity consumption led to insight about condo purchases
  • Fri, 06 Jul 2018 01:00
    BOT dealt strong hand amid pressures
    THE Bank of Thailand (BOT) has made clear that the country’s robust external positions leave the central bank free to set its own monetary policy, regardless of the upward trend in interest rates around the world.
  • Mon, 25 Jun 2018 01:00
    Philippines may hike key rate again
    AFTER THE PHILIPPINE central bank raised its key interest rates on June 18 for the second time this year, economists are pondering whether the the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) would sanction more interest rate increases amid continuing |inflationary pressures and peso depreciation.
  • Sat, 23 Jun 2018 01:00
    Ousted Malaysia central bank chief returned to the top post
    SHAMSIAH Mohd Yunus, who led the investigation into the trail of money that flowed out of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), has been appointed as the governor of Malaysia’s central bank, according to a report.
  • Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:32
    Malaysia picks 1MDB investigator as central bank chief
    A Malaysian official who probed the 1MDB mega-scandal which helped topple the corruption-plagued former regime has been appointed as the new central bank governor, the government said Friday.
  • Fri, 22 Jun 2018 01:00
    Soaring prices prompt fresh rate increase
    THE Philippine central bank yesterday raised its main interest rate for the second time in six weeks to help arrest rising prices of local goods and services that accelerated to a five-year high last month.
  • Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:14
    BOT wary of the impact from US-China trade war
    Central bank keeps policy rate unchanged to facilitate growth; forecasts for GDP and export growth revised upwards amid weakening of the baht
  • Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:00
    Benchmark rate tipped for rise to 3.5% in Philippines
    LONDON-based Capital Economics and British banking giant HSBC are expecting the Philippine central bank to raise its policy rate by a further 25 basis points to 3.5 per cent in its monetary setting meeting today.
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