Bank of Thailand to Maintain Policy Rate at 1.5%
Bangkok | 20th December 2017
Bank of Thailand to maintain policy rate at 1.5%. The Committee voted unanimously to maintain the policy rate at 1.50%.
” BANK OF THAILAND MAINTAIN POLICY RATE AT 1.5% “
The Committee viewed that financial stability remained sound but would continue to monitor pockets of risks that might pose vulnerabilities to financial stability in the future. These included, in particular, the search-for-yield behavior in the prolonged low interest rate environment that might lead to underpricing of risks, and the deterioration in debt serviceability of households and SMEs especially those affected by changes in structural factors and business models.
Looking ahead, Thailand’s growth outlook improved further particularly on the back of external demand while the strength of the domestic demand recovery and inflation developments must be monitored. Hence, the Committee viewed that monetary policy should remain accommodative and would stand ready to utilize available policy tools to sustain economic growth while also ensuring financial stability.
Official Press Release by Bank of Thailand