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.
Thailand’s economic growth expected to return to 2019 levels in mid-2023
Although the economy would recover next year, the recovery is still substantially below potential level resulting in a large output loss and could affect Thailand’s potential economic growth in the future with the economy expected to return to 2019 levels in mid-2023.
The Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), one of Thailand’s largest commercial banks, said in its latest economic outlook report that the country’s economy may wait until the second semester of 2023 to return to 2019 growth levels.(more…)
S&P maintains Thailand’s credit rating at BBB+ with stable outlook
Standard and Poor’s (S&P) maintained Thailand’s credit rating at BBB+ . The global rating firm expects the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow at 1.1% this year, with a more optimistic growth at 3.6% per year from 2022 to 2024.
Standard and Poor’s (S&P) maintained Thailand’s credit rating at BBB+ . The global rating firm expects the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow at 1.1% this year, with a more optimistic growth at 3.6% per year from 2022 to 2024.(more…)
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