Thailand: BoT expected to keep rates on hold this week – UOB

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Lee Sue Ann, Economist at UOB Group, believes the Bank of Thailand (BoT) would leave its monetary conditions unchanged at Wednesday’s monetary policy meeting.

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“We keep our call for BoT to leave its benchmark rate unchanged at 0.50% for the whole of 2021.”

“Still, Thailand’s economic growth is likely to be uneven amid pronounced downside risks should COVID-19 worsens.”

“Should macroeconomic fundamentals stay unexpectedly subdue into 2H21, a 25bps rate cut could materialize then.”

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