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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.

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Laos’s big debt raises concerns

February 16, 2022

Laos has overcome a number of issues to bring itself into the capital markets, but needs to be wary of taking on a bigger burden than it can handle.

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South-east Asia catches the sustainability bug

September 16, 2021

Although the region has arguably been slow off the mark in the adoption of green bonds, things are starting to change.

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Asia’s tax issues come into sharp focus

July 21, 2021

Tax hikes may be a speedy route to economic recovery in the Asean region.

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As pandemic recedes, NPLs surge in southeast Asia

March 23, 2021

Central banks in southeast Asia are grappling with a rise in non-performing loans across the region.

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Vietnam's banking system still fragile amid post-Covid recovery

January 27, 2021

South-east Asian country organised a robust response to the pandemic, but concerns remain about its economy.

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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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Foreign holdings provide Cambodian banks with a lifeline

May 15, 2020

Southeast Asian nation’s lenders are trying to look beyond pandemic in search of growth.

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