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15 Mar 2019

International Economy

Slowing US economic indicators prompt the Fed to hint at only one rate hike in 2019 (Business Brief No.3792)

KResearch expects the US Federal Reserve (Fed) to keep the policy rates unchanged at 2.25-2.50 percent during the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on March 19-20, 2019. High external risk, slowing US economic activities and lower US inflation will prompt the Fed to hint at only one rate increase this year. It means that the Fed is likely to take a wait-and-see approach and keep the policy rates unchanged for a longer period until the economic outlook becomes clearer. The Fed is also likely to reduce the balance sheet by USD50 billion per month for a while to maintain the policy space and prepare for possible cyclical economic downturn in the future, even though the US GDP growth this year has surpassed its long-term potential....Read more

14 Mar 2019

Thai Economy

February KR-ECI Edged Up because Households Were Less Worried about Spending, Reflecting Gradual Recovery in Private Consumption

KResearch views that issues that must be monitored closely in 2019. These include drought, which has arrived early and is expected to last longer than the previous year, because it will affect farm income and the cost of living of households resulting from higher raw food prices. Another issue is the outcome of the general elections scheduled for March 24, 2019 because it will dictate the Thai economic direction from 2H19 onward. ...Read more

12 Mar 2019

International Economy

Fate of Brexit: Will the UK Find Solutions before the Deadline? (Current Issue No.2973)

After British Prime Minister Theresa May sustained a parliamentary defeat as MPs rejected her Brexit plan on January 15, 2019, the UK parliament is scheduled to vote on her revised withdrawal agreement again on March 12, 2019, being the second meaningful vote on whether to leave the EU without a deal. ...Read more



6 Mar 2019


Drought in 2019 expected to cause economic losses of around THB15.3 billion (Current Issue No.2972)

Signs of drought in 2019 are imminent as the summer has come sooner and is expected to last longer than in previous years, affecting rainfall amounts and lowering water levels in the country’s major reservoirs. KResearch holds the view that this year’s drought could persist through the month of May. The central and northeastern regions are expected to be hardest hit because the drought may adversely affect off-season rice and sugarcane plantations, which are nearing harvest during this period. This will pose a threat to farm income and exacerbate the challenges facing farmers....Read more

28 Feb 2019


Thai Exports and Tourism Likely be Spared from India-Pakistan Conflict (Current Issue No.2970)

The intensifying tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir two weeks ago has led to the airspace closure in northern Pakistan and parts of India, being the key air route between Europe and Thailand. In the past, conflicts of any magnitude between the two countries were seen to affect only areas where the disputes took place and have limited impact on their economies as the two sides could eventually resolve the issues. Claims over Kashmir, however, are complex, meaning that India and Pakistan may lock in a dispute again....Read more

22 Feb 2019


Thai Exports Contracted 5.65% in January due to Slowing Global Economy, Trade War and High Base of 2018 (Business Brief No.3789)

The slowing global economy, impacts of the US tariff hikes on Chinese imports, a cyclical downturn in electronic products, low global crude oil prices and the high base of 2018 all pressured Thai exports to shrink for the third consecutive month at 5.65 percent YoY in January 2019. Shipments of other Asian countries, including Singapore, Japan and South Korea, also reported sharp contractions during this period....Read more



1 Mar 2019

Financial Markets

The Baht hit a 1-month low while the SET faced foreign investor sell-offs.

The Baht hit a 1-month low. The Baht edged up early in the week on optimism about the US-China trade talks. The Baht, however, tumbled to a 1-month low of THB31.76/USD on the back of foreign investors’ selling orders of Thai stocks and bonds late in the week. The US dollar also gained on the rising US bond yields after US economic data, including 4Q-18 GDP report, came out better than market expectation. ...Read more

26 Feb 2019

Financial Institutions

Net loans in Thai commercial bank system in Jan 2019 decelerate during the business loan repayment season (Business Brief No.3790)

KResearch summarizes the information about loans, deposits and financial liquidity at 14 Thai commercial banks as of the end of January 2019 based on the Summary Statement of Assets and Liabilities with highlights as follows: ...Read more

22 Feb 2019

Financial Markets

The Baht reversed gains, while the SET index rose due to external factors

The Baht hit the highest level in more than 5 years at THB31.07/USD, before reversing those gains later in the week. The Baht rose along with risky assets and other regional currencies, including the Yuan amid the US-China trade talks. It also gained on hefty net foreign stock buying orders in mid-week. However, the Baht reversed all gains toward the end of the week on short-covering orders for the US dollar and a weaker-than-expected Thai export data for January. ...Read more