Emerging Asia Economics

Emerging Asia Economics Update

19 December, 2018

No further tightening likely in Thailand

Today’s rate hike by the Bank of Thailand (BoT) is unlikely to mark the start of a prolonged tightening cycle. In fact, with growth likely to slow in 2019 and inflation set to remain very weak, we think today’s hike could be a case of “one and done”. In contrast, the consensus and financial markets are anticipating further tightening next year.

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