• 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.
  • Mon, 10 Sep 2018 01:00
    Banks  cautioned  over property loans
    BOT governor calls for prudence amid glut in condo segment, riding NPLs  
  • 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.
  • Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:00
    Thailand shielded from Turkey rout
    THE turmoil in Turkey’s financial markets presents only a limited threat to Thailand, according to the Bank of Thailand (BOT), but some analysts see the fallout for emerging markets causing moderate falls in the baht and the country’s trade surplus.
  • Fri, 27 Jul 2018 15:27
    New Bt500, Bt1,000 notes to be issued
    New Bt500 and Bt1,000 banknotes will enter circulation on His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 66th birthday tomorrow (Saturday), said Bank of Thailand (BOT) assistant governor Woraporn Tangsaghasaksri.
  • Tue, 24 Jul 2018 01:00
    Banks to offer fee-free accounts for the poor, elderly
    COMMERCIAL and state-owned banks are joining forces to offer to fee-free basic bank accounts for holders of state welfare cards and senior citizens as part of a drive for sustainable banking being promoted by the Bank of Thailand (BOT).
  • 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.
  • Wed, 04 Jul 2018 01:00
    BOT confident on outlook
    THE baht has been weakening in line with its regional peers, driven lower by the moves among major economies to raise interest rates and the concerns over a trade war, Bank of Thailand (BOT) governor Veerathai Santiprabhob said.
  • Sat, 30 Jun 2018 01:00
    BOT boss warns against complacency
    THAILAND can draw on the lessons learnt from the 1997 Asian financial crisis to cope with any upheavals that may emerge in the global economy, Bank of Thailand (BOT) governor Veerathai Santiprabhob said.
  • Wed, 27 Jun 2018 01:00
    KBank’s plan for agencies heading to BOT soon 
    A PLAN by Kasikornbank (KBank) to have petrol stations and mini marts serve as banking agents will be submitted to the Bank of Thailand (BOT) by the end of this month. The lender aims to cut service costs under the move, which is part of its 2018 plan.
  • Wed, 06 Jun 2018 01:00
    The board of the Bank of Thailand (BOT) has selected Porametee Vimolsiri as new chairman at a meeting on Monday. 
  • Mon, 04 Jun 2018 17:09
    SCB stresses that it, and not the BOT, nominated Boontuck Wungcharoen to serve on its board
    Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) on Monday denied the accuracy of recent media reports that the Bank of Thailand (BOT) had nominated Boontuck Wungcharoen to serve as a member of SCB’s board of directors, in charge of loan audits.
  • Mon, 07 May 2018 17:46
    BOT calls for calm over valuation loss on foreign reserves
    The Bank of Thailand (BOT) on Monday said there was no need for alarm over a news report concerning its foreign reserves, explaining that that the valuation loss that had been made was the natural result of its responsibility for currency stability during a period of baht appreciation.
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:00
    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.
  • Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:06
    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.
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