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SCB 10X prepares for the future of banking

September 28, 2022

SCB 10X, the venture investment arm of Siam Commercial Bank, is exploring the developments which could reshape how we do banking. Tai Panich, CEO and chief investment officer of SCB 10X, tells Kimberley Long about her plans. 

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Thailand’s economy battered by Covid-19, war and household debt

May 31, 2022

Thailand’s economy is exploring foreign investment and infrastructure projects to give it a much-needed boost.

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Bank of Thailand deputy governor seeks to balance debts

May 27, 2022

The Bank of Thailand’s deputy governor on reducing its sizeable household debt and non-performing loan levels, and returning the banking sector to growth.

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Thai banks search for growth in stuttering economy

May 25, 2022

When Thailand’s banks were hit with a ratings downgrade, it created uncertainty across the sector. With the country reopening to tourists and the banks exploring new growth models, there is hope of a return to form.

Economic woes mount for Thailand’s banks

August 9, 2021

As Covid-19 hammers the country’s vital tourism sector, SMEs and low-income households may struggle to service debt.

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Thai banks search for growth in a post-Covid world

October 2, 2020

Thailand’s banks have used the lockdown period to prepare for the eventual return of tourists by investing heavily in digital banking.

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Private banking takes off in Thailand

January 2, 2020

Thailand’s private banking sector has come out into the open for the first time following changes to banking regulations. The Banker reports on its early progress.

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Digital shake-up alters Thailand's banking landscape

April 1, 2019

Digitalisation is shaking up Thailand’s banking landscape, leading to branch closures and a wider gap opening between the 'big five' lenders and the rest. 

Thai incentives aim to spur bank consolidation

February 14, 2019
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In April 2018, the government of Thailand approved tax incentives for banking mergers in hopes of stimulating consolidation. Thailand’s banking sector is fragmented compared with similar-sized economies in the region, but is looking to catch up. Kat Van Hoof reports.

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Thailand looks to new frontier of neighbouring CLMV markets

July 4, 2018

The economic growth in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam has not escaped the attention of Thai politicians and finance professionals. They are now working to make the most of the opportunities for Thai banks, companies and the stock exchange in the CLMV region. Peter Janssen reports.

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