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Thailand: NSC eyes Stage-3 lockdown lift

A shorter curfew period, inter-provincial travel and a trial of school reopenings with a reduced ratio of teachers per schoolchildren will be considered for the next stage of lockdown easing as coronavirus infections continue to fall. Meanwhile, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday endorsed a recommendation to extend the state of emergency […]

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Thailand: BoT records net profit on baht retreat

The Bank of Thailand swung back to a net profit of 365 billion baht for the first three months of this year, largely because the baht retreated against the greenback. “Even though the baht weakened 8.3% against the dollar in the period, the profit didn’t affect our ability to act,” the central bank said in […]

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Singapore headline inflation falls to zero in March

SINGAPORE’S headline inflation was flat in March, narrowly avoiding the negative turn that the core inflation gauge had taken just the month before. The all-items consumer price index (CPI) was unchanged year on year, easing from the 0.3 per cent uptick in February, according to official data released on Thursday. This beat the median contraction […]

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