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Financial Market & Institutions Analysis

11 Apr 2023

Financial Institutions

Thai banks in 1Q23…Despite growing income from core businesses, cautious outlook for bad debts remained (Current Issue No.3403)

Thai banks in 1Q23…Despite growing income from core businesses, cautious outlook for bad debts remained ... Read more

21 Feb 2023

Financial Institutions

Overall household debt set to drop to 84.0-86.5 percent of GDP in 2023…High debt burdens continue to limit future consumption growth (Current Issue No.3383)

KResearch conducted a study on the effects of high household debt in Thailand and found results that are consistent with those of the Bank for International Settlement (BIS). As evidenced, increasing household debt has a positive impact on consumption in the short term, but will reduce the potential... Read more

24 Jan 2023

Financial Institutions

First MPC meeting of the year January 25, 2023 MPC is expected to raise its policy rate in continuation from the previous year, by 0.25 percent to 1.50 percent (Business Brief No.3890)

First MPC meeting of the year January 25, 2023 MPC is expected to raise its policy rate in continuation from the previous year, by 0.25 percent to 1.50 percent ... Read more

30 Dec 2022

Financial Institutions

Online payment sees continual growth; business expansion among service providers remains a key challenge (Current Issue No.3378)

KResearch is of the view that online payment among Thai consumers will likely see further expansion. In 2023, the share of payments via internet banking, mobile banking and e-money may reach 95 percent of total payment transactions. The volume is projected to be 36,510 - 37,970 million transactions,... Read more

21 Dec 2022

Financial Institutions

Outlook for Thai Banks in 2023… Bracing for change in the financial landscape (Current Issue No. 3373)

In 2022, Thai banks have operated business amid numerous challenges. These include debt resolution for pandemic-stricken borrowers; change from broad-based measures issued by the policymakers in support of financial institutions which provide assistance to borrowers to specific measures which are gr... Read more

28 Nov 2022

Financial Institutions

MPC meeting, Nov. 30, 2022 Policy likely to be raised by another 0.25% to 1.25% amid elevated inflationary pressures while economic recovery is on track (Business Brief No.3982)

MPC meeting, Nov. 30, 2022 Policy likely to be raised by another 0.25% to 1.25% amid elevated inflationary pressures while economic recovery is on track ... Read more

24 Nov 2022

Financial Institutions

2022…Another challenging year for investment in risk assets (Current Issue No.3365)

Fast approaching is the last month of 2022, a year in which Thailand’s economy has bottomed out following the years-long impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In principle, the economic recovery should be a supporting factor for investment in risk assets. In fact, however, overall investment has proven ... Read more

21 Nov 2022

Financial Institutions

Increased competition seen in deposit market (Current Issue No.3364)

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) began raising its policy rates at the August and September 2022 meetings by 0.25 percent each, bringing the current policy rate to 1.00 percent. However, most large commercial banks did not hike their interest rates immediately and waited until October 2022, parti... Read more

16 Nov 2022

Financial Institutions

Thailand’s financial access rate is higher than most other APEC member economies, but there are challenges ahead (Current Issue No.3360)

Thailand’s financial access rate is higher than most other APEC member economies, but there are challenges ahead ... Read more

11 Nov 2022

Financial Institutions

The Baht strengthens…but close attention must be paid to volatility sparked by several factors, going forward (Current Issue No.3358)

The Baht strengthens…but close attention must be paid to volatility sparked by several factors, going forward ... Read more

17 Oct 2022

Financial Institutions

Gradual post-lockdown economic recovery expected to support commercial banks’ income from core businesses in 3Q22…but close attention must be paid to economic uncertainty going forward (Current Issue No.3350)

Gradual post-lockdown economic recovery expected to support commercial banks’ income from core businesses in 3Q22…but close attention must be paid to economic uncertainty going forward ... Read more