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BSP meeting on a knife edge, Thailand election

The BSP’s meeting on Thursday is likely to be a close call, but with inflation in the Philippines firmly on the way down and the economy slowing, we think the central bank will finally hit the pause button on its tightening cycle.

Meanwhile, the highlight of the coming week is the general election in Thailand. Voting is due to end at 5pm local time on Sunday; unofficial results should be available later in the day. For our view on what the election means for the economy, see our Focus.

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