About 14 percent people don’t carry any cash when they go out, as mobile payments replace wallets in China, French market research firm Ipsos reported Tuesday.
Another 26 percent consumers carry less than 100 yuan and about 74 percent said they can survive for over one month with only 100 yuan cash in their pocket, the report said.
The report also said that 84 percent of people in China said they are “comfortable” going out with only mobile phones, no cash.
Non-bank payment organizations handled a total of 97 billion mobile payment transactions from 2013 to 2016, with over 195 percent annual compound growth rate, according to China Payment and Clearing Association.
Chinese banks dealt with 8.6 billion payments from mobile services in Q2, up 40.5 percent from a year ago, the People’s Bank of China said.The combined value of mobile payments jumped 33.8 percent to 39.24 trillion yuan ($6 trillion) and online transactions through non-bank payment platforms came in at 31.49 trillion yuan, rising 34.9 percent from the same period last year, Xinhua reported.
Corporate debt market in Thailand well positioned for further growth
Brazil, China, South Africa and Thailand are best-placed for corporate debt market growth says Moody’s Investors Service in a report that analyzed trends in 35 emerging markets.
Corporate debt markets in Brazil (Ba2 stable), China (A1 stable), South Africa (Baa3 negative) and Thailand (Baa1 positive) are best-placed to achieve further growth in the coming years, Moody’s Investors Service said today in a report that analyzed trends in 35 emerging markets.(more…)
BOT relaxes rules to Curb Strong Baht
the Bank of Thailand (BOT) decided to relax regulations to facilitate capital outflows to help promote capital flow balance and lessen pressure on the baht.
The Thai baht has been under pressure due to imbalanced capital flows in the current environment of highly uncertain and volatile external conditions, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Bank of Thailand (BOT) decided to relax regulations to facilitate capital outflows to help promote capital flow balance and lessen pressure on the baht.(more…)
Bank of Thailand cuts rate by 0.25% to 1.25 per cent
The latest cut brings the Bot’s policy rate to an historical low, which the bank maintained from April 2009 to July 2010 during the subprime global financial crisis.
On 6 November 2019, the MPC voted 5 to 2 to reduce the policy rate by 0.25 percentage point from 1.50 to 1.25 percent, effective immediately. Two members voted to maintain the policy rate at 1.50 percent.(more…)
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