Bank of Thailand, South Korea GDP, Japan Inflation on Tap This Week

The Bank of Thailand will face a tough policy decision, while South Korea will release its fourth-quarter growth report and Japan offers up an inflation reading in a holiday shortened week.

On Wednesday the Bank of Thailand (BOT) will weigh in on monetary policy, faced with choosing between cutting interest rates to bolster a flagging economy or keeping them on hold amid rising concerns about debt levels.

Moody’s Analytics expects the BOT to stand pat with its current 1.5 percent benchmark rate.


This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds.

Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.