Moody’s downgrades BCAs of Kasikornbank and Siam Commercial Bank
Moody’s has also downgraded the Baseline Credit Assessments (BCAs) of KBank and SCB to baa2 from baa1, reflecting the structural challenges to their asset quality and profitability that are exacerbated by the slow economic recovery in Thailand
UOB Thailand outlook changed to negative after acquisition of Citi
United Overseas Bank (Thai) Public Co Ltd, headquartered in Bangkok, reported total assets of THB725 billion as of 31 December 2021. The outlook was changed to negative from stable because the acquisition will result in a significant decrease in UOBT’s core capital ratio.
Climate change raises asset risks for banks in Asia-Pacific
Climate change and related government policies raise asset risks for banks in Asia-Pacific, while legal and reputational risks are growing while large, diversified banks in the region are better able to cope with these risks and preserve their credit strength
AMLO is investigating four Thai banks’ alleged role in suspicious transactions
Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) is verifying a report, by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), stating that four Thai banks have been involved in suspicious financial transactions over nearly two decades.