Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput: The Thai economy - the current state and the way forward

Speech by Dr Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput, Governor of the Bank of Thailand, at the Japanese Chamber of Commerce (JCC), Bangkok, 15 March 2022.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

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JCC President Kazuo Hidaka,

Distinguished members of the JCC,

Distinguished guests.

It is a great pleasure for me to be here. One of my first speaking engagements when I first took on this job was to come to speak to the JCC last year, a reminder of how quickly time flies as it has already been one year. What I would like to do today is to share with you some thoughts on the Thai economy, discuss where we are, how we got here, and what is next or what we can expect. Then, I would like to conclude by offering you some thoughts about going beyond, not only about some of the things that we see in the financial sector but also more broadly about the Thai economy and how it might fit in with you and your strategy in the region.