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Bank of Thailand (BOT) reaffirms commercial banks’ financial health

Thailand’s commercial banks are financially sound and are able to withstand any economic impact from the pandemic, Bank of Thailand (BoT) Deputy Governor Ronadol Numnonda said

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The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has reaffirmed commercial banks’ financial health, urging members of the public to remain confident with the banks’ ability to cope with the COVID-19 economic fallout.

Thailand’s commercial banks are financially sound and are able to withstand any economic impact from the pandemic, Bank of Thailand (BoT) Deputy Governor Ronadol Numnonda said in a statement Sunday.

Deputy governor on financial institution stability Ronadol Numnonda revealed commercial banks in Thailand are still backed by a large amount of excess reserves thanks to a stringent monetary policy.

The central bank asked financial institutions to run stress tests and the results showed all the lenders possess sufficient capital to cope with a “severe crisis.” There are also both fiscal and monetary policies in place to help the economy, according to Mr Ronadol.

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