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    Growth Downgrades in Southeast Asia Fuel Calls for More Stimulus
    By Michelle Jamrisko ...more here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...d=premium-asia
    February 26, 2020, 4:00 AM GMT+7


    Construction workers labor on a building towering above the business district of Jakarta, Indonesia. Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

    about 5.5%, compared with 6.1% last year. With most of Southeast Asia heavily reliant on China-linked supply chains and tourism, that has meant growth downgrades in the region as well: Thailand, for example, is seen slowing to barely above 2% this year, from 2.4% in 2019.

    Virus StallStandard Chartered PlcThailand2.8 millioncomfortable with further currency weakness.

    POLICY RESPONSE: The Bank of Thailand cut its interest rate to a record low Feb. 5, and said it has more room to ease. Its next scheduled meeting is March 25.

    Long-awaited budget legislation has been approved by parliament and awaits royal assent, with an expected 400 billion baht ($12.6 billion) in investment likely to filter through to the economy...
    Last edited by harrymsmarkle; 02-26-2020, 05:55 AM.

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    Construction workers labor on a building towering above the business district of Jakarta, Indonesia. Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
    wow , PPE
    http://thailandchatter.com/showthrea...ll=1#post45112

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