• Fri, 29 Mar 2019 01:00
    Rate rise still an option, warns BOT
    THE Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Thailand (BOT) is keeping open the option of another rise in its policy rate amid concerns over the country’s financial stability.
  • Mon, 18 Mar 2019 20:35
    Thailand’s policy interest rate to remain unchanged
    Kasikorn Research Centre said the Monetary Policy Committee, in a meeting on March 20, chose to maintain the policy interest rate at 1.75 per cent, especially since the country’s economy still faces uncertainty from local and foreign factors.
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  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 01:00
    One and done, a single rate hike was more than enough
    AFTER AN extended period of holding the policy rate at 1.50 per cent, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided in December 2018 to raise the policy rate to 1.75 per cent. At the following meeting in February 2019, the committee voted to maintain the policy.
  • Mon, 24 Dec 2018 01:00
    Negative factors to  hinder SET recovery 
    The decline in the Thai stock market continued last week, dropping below the major resistance level of 1,600 points amid concerns of a global economic slowdown and the 13-per-cent fall in crude prices. 
  • Wed, 19 Dec 2018 19:13
    Policy rate to rise 
    The Monetary Policy Committee on Wednesday voted to increase the policy rate by 0.25 per cent from 1.50 per cent to 1.75 per cent.
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  • Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:00
    Rate bump of 25 basis points coming
    ECONOMIC research houses believe that the policy rate will be raised by 25 basis points (bp) at a December 19 meeting of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), breaking an unchanged streak of more than three years.
  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:00
    Divided views on MPC policy regarding interest rate
    Economists remain divided on whether the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will hike the interest rate at today’s meeting.
  • Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:00
    Central bank decides to maintain policy rate at 1.5 per cent
    Bank of Thailand (BOT)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided yesterday to leave the policy rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent to bolster growth and cope with the inflation target framework, while maintaining its forecast for this year’s economic growth at 4.4 per cent.
  • Fri, 31 Aug 2018 01:00
    The board of the Bank of Thailand has appointed Somchai Jitsuchon, director of Thailand Development Research Institute(TDRI), as an independent director of its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), replacing Porametee Vimolsiri who resigned recently from the committee to take up the chairman post of the bank.
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 01:00
    Policy rate likely to stay at 1.5%
    THE MONETARY Policy Committee, in its meeting on May16, is expected to maintain the policy rate at 1.5 per cent as the country’s economic growth continues with inflation  under control, analysts said.
  • Wed, 07 Mar 2018 01:00
    Are Thai SMEs ready for rate hike trauma? 
    IT HAS BEEN 34 months since the Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to reduce a benchmark interest rate from 1.75 per cent to 1.50 per cent.
  • Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:05
    Monetary policy rate remains at 1.5pc
    The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on Wednesday voted unanimously to maintain the policy rate at 1.50 per cent, said its secretary Jaturong Jantarangs.
  • Tue, 19 Dec 2017 01:00
    BOT tipped to keep policy rate on hold
    THE Bank of Thailand’s (BOT) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will likely keep its policy interest rate on hold when it meets tomorrow, say economists, who also expect the committee will upgrade its economic growth forecast for this year.
  • Thu, 28 Sep 2017 01:00
    MPC raises GDP view
    The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has raised its forecast for this year's economic growth to 3.8 per cent from an earlier estimate of 3.5 per cent, following rises in exports and domestic demand, while leaving the policy rate unchanged yesterday.
  • Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:11
    Policy rate to stay at 1.5%, predicts research centre
    Kasikorn Research Center has predicted that the Monetary Policy Committee meeting on September 27 would maintain a policy rate of 1.5 per cent, with continuing risk that the global economy will negatively impact the national economy in the mid-term and long-term.
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