• 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.
  • 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
    High-value residential to be main driver of 2019 realty growth 
    Challenges await property developers next year with the Bank of Thailand (BOT) poised to implement a more restrictive regime on mortgage loans starting April 1, along with the recent with a rise in the policy rate, and an expected slowdown of the country’s economic growth, according to realty experts. 
    Real Estate
  • 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.
  • Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:45
    Hike in BoT policy rate likely
    HSBC Global Research expects the Bank of Thailand (BoT) to hike its policy rate by 25 basis points (bp) at the upcoming meeting on December, 19 after holding it unchanged for more than three years. 
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 23 Nov 2018 01:00
    BOT chief hints interest rate hike in the pipeline
    Keeping rates ultra low not necessary, rise may not affect commercial banks: Veerathai
  • Fri, 02 Nov 2018 01:00
    Kasikorn Research Centre believed the US Federal Reserve Committee or FED meeting on November 7-8 will decide to increase its policy rate by 0.25 per cent to between 2.00 and 2.25 per cent, after the FED has increased its policy rate three time since early this year. 
  • 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.
  • Thu, 23 Aug 2018 01:00
    What if the Bank of Thailand does not hike policy rate?
    “DO YOU really think the Bank of Thailand (BOT) will raise interest rate even if inflation remains merely above its target range of 1-4 per cent ?” This kind of question always emerges when discussing outlook of Thai policy rate.
  • Mon, 30 Jul 2018 14:05
    Kasikorn Research predicts US Fed to maintain policy rate
    Kasikorn Research Centre forecasts that the US Federal Reserve meeting this week will choose to maintain the policy rate between 1.75 per cent and 2 per cent as the US economic recovery will feel a negative impact from the Trump administration’s trade war with China.
  • Thu, 05 Jul 2018 01:00
    Views on need for interest rate rise diverge at the top
    FINANCE Minister Apisak Tantivorawong is in no hurry to see interest rates go up, even as the Bank of Thailand has put out signals that a rise in its policy rate may be on the way if the economy continues to grow and inflation pressures build.
  • 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.
  • Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:51
    ‘US Fed likely to hike rate’
    Kasikorn Research Centre on Monday forecast that the US Federal Reserve will increase the policy rate by 0.25 per cent, from 1.50-1.75 per cent to 1.75 and 2 per cent, at the next meeting on June 12-13.
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