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泰国央行降息25个基点将利率降至历史新低

2020-5-21 12:01

 

新华网曼谷5月20日电泰国央行货币政策委员会20日宣布,决定将基准利率下调25个基点,至0.50%的历史新低,即刻生效。


周三的降息是自2019年8月以来的第五次降息。


MPC秘书Titanun Mallikamas表示,委员会以四比三的投票结果决定降低政策利率,此前他们认为泰国整体经济萎缩幅度可能大于此前预期。


他说:“委员会的结论是,有必要降低利率,因为全球经济严重收缩,泰国实施了防范新冠肺炎疫情的封锁措施。”


他还说,预计通货膨胀率的下降幅度也将超过此前的预期。


泰坦尼克表示,货币政策委员会的多数成员同意,降息将增强财政和金融措施,以缓冲对企业的影响,但债务重组必须进行和监督。


他还说,货币政策委员会对泰铢兑美元走强表示担忧,这可能也会影响泰国的经济复苏。

 

BANGKOK, May 20 (Xinhua) -- The Bank of Thailand (BoT)'s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Wednesday announced that it has slashed interest rate by 25 basis points, to a new record low of 0.50 percent with immediate effect.

Wednesday's cut has been the fifth cut since August 2019.

MPC secretary Titanun Mallikamas said the committee voted four to three to cut the policy rate after having concluded that the overall Thai economy is likely to contract more than earlier forecast.

"The committee concluded that it was necessary to reduce the interest rate due to the severe contraction of the global economy and the lockdown measures imposed in Thailand to contain COVID-19 pandemic," said Titanun.

He also said that inflation is also projected to fall more than previously forecast.

Titanun said the majority of the MPC agreed that the policy rate cut will enhance fiscal and financial measures to cushion the impacts on businesses, however debt restructuring must be undertaken and monitored.

He also said the MPC has expressed concern about the strengthening of the Thai baht against the U.S. dollar, which may also impact Thailand's economic recovery.

 

来自: xinhua