TAKE A LOOK-Asia c.banks: Thailand holds rates in split decision

Wed Sep 5, 2012 2:31pm IST

The Bank of Thailand kept its main interest rate unchanged at
3.0 percent for a fifth straight meeting on Wednesday, saying
domestic demand would help offset the global slowdown, but two
policy committee members called for a cut as sliding exports
threaten the economy's recovery from massive floods last year.
        
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    SEPTEMBER
  > Thai cbank holds rates, bets on local demand 
      
  > Australia cbank holds rates, eyes China      
  
    
    AUGUST
  > Indonesia holds rate, aims for stable rupiah 
  > BOJ keeps policy steady, cuts export view    
  > Korea cbank holds rates, markets see cut soon 
  > Australia cbank holds rates, stimulus working 
      
    JULY
  > India leaves rates unchanged,inflation weighs 
  > Philippine cbank cuts rate to protect growth 
  > NZ central bank holds rates, no rush to hike 
  > Thai c.bank holds rates, some wanted cut     
  > Indonesia holds rate amid rupiah volatility  
  > BOJ stands pat, sticks to recovery view      
  > S.Korea cbank cuts rates in surprise move    
  > Sri Lanka keeps policy rates unchanged       
  > China surprises with 2nd rate cut in weeks   
  > Malaysia holds rates, says economy resilient 
  > Australia cbank holds rates after 2 cuts     
       
    JUNE
  > Vietnam cuts rates for fifth time this year  
  > Taiwan holds rates, sees inflation risk      
  > India stuns, holds rates as growth crumbles  
  > BOJ pledges to shield banks over Greece      
  > Manila cbank holds, no change seen for months 
  > NZ central bank holds rates, softens outlook 
  > Thailand holds rates, cites risk to growth   
  > Indonesia holds rates, eyes external risks   
  > SKorea cbank holds, sees more risks to growth 
  > China surprises with 25 bps cut              
  > Australia cuts rates to fight global gloom   
       
    MAY
  > Malaysia holds rates, demand to aid growth   
  > Indonesia cbank holds rate                   
  > S.Korea cbank holds rates as inflation eases 
  > Australia cbank surprises with 50 bp rate cut 
        
    APRIL
  > BOJ boosts stimulus again, fails to impress  
  > Australia holds rates, opens door to easing  
    
    MARCH
  > Bank of Japan refrains from easing           
  > Malaysia holds rate; growth risks seen       
  > Indonesia cbank holds rate at 5.75 pct       
  > Bank of Korea holds rates steady again       
  > NZ holds rates, see inflation in sweet spot  
  > Australia cbank holds rates,keeps easing bias 
  > Philippine c.bank cuts rate by 25 bps        
    
   FEBRUARY
 > Indonesia unexpectedly cuts rate to 5.75 pct                 
 > S.Korea holds rates for 8th straight month                      
 > Australia's RBA holds rates, door open to cut                 
 
   JANUARY 2012
 > NZ central bank holds rates, softens outlook                 
 > Thailand cuts rates again, cites flood impact                 
 > India cuts bank reserve level, eyes growth                   
 > S.Korea holds rates, tempers inflation talk                  
 > Indonesia cbank hold rates, eyes inflation                   
 
   DECEMBER
 > Taiwan holds rates amid global gloom                         
 > BOJ keeps policy steady, offers bleaker view                 
 > Indonesia central bank pauses                                
 > South Korea holds rates, in wait-and-see mode                
 > NZ rates on hold as Europe risks weigh                       
 > Australia cbank cuts rates to 4.25 percent                       
 
   NOVEMBER
 > BOJ keeps policy on hold, cuts economic view                 
 > Bank of Korea holds rates, seen steady                       
 > Malaysia cbank holds rates, eyes global risks                
 > Indonesia cbank surprises with big rate cut                    
 > Australia cuts rates, cites tame inflation                   
 
   OCTOBER
 > Manila keeps rate steady, inflation slowing                  
 > Thai c.bank holds rates in face of floods                    
 > Singapore relaxes policy,warns on inflation                  
 > S.Korea holds rates; next move may be down                   
 > Indonesia makes surprise rate cut                            
 > BOJ sticks to recovery view,eyes overseas risk                   
 > Australia cbank opens door to rate cut                       
 
   SEPTEMBER
 > India c.bank raises rates, keeps hawkish tone                
 > Taiwan holds rates, sees global uncertainty                  
 > Global woes steer New Zealand to delay hikes                 
 > Australia cenbank sidelined by global gloom                         
 > Indonesia cbank holds rate, lowers o/n band                  
 > Korea cbank holds rate again on growth worries               
 > Philippines holds rates, next move could ease                
 
   AUGUST
 > Thailand raises rates, future path uncertain                 
 > Indonesia cbank keeps rate at 6.75 pct                       
 > Australia c.bank holds rates, weighed hiking                   
 
 
                                                                
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