Interest Rate Normalisation Back On Agenda

February 2011
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Feb2011, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p3
Country Report
The article reports on the economic condition and forecast for Thailand for 2011. It states that the decision of the Bank of Thailand (BoT) to hike its policy rate by 25 basis points from 1.75 percent to two percent in December 2010 is due to concerns over the current increase in money supply growth which could lead to inflationary pressures further down the line. It states that headline consumer price inflation (CPI) is expected to increase by 3.0 percent average in 2011.


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