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BCCT ESB Briefing: 2018 Global Outlook Thailand, 4:30 pm

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Date & Time: 16-Feb-2018 17:00 Members Only  
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Member Cost: THB 0.00

Please join BCCT Eastern Seaboard for a Briefing entitled "2018 Global Outlook: Thailand – Where We Differ from Consensus, and Why."

Speaker: Tim Leelahaphan, Economist, Standard Chartered Bank 

Standard Chartered Bank has three non-consensus views on Thailand. First, we expect GDP growth of 4.3% in 2018, above the consensus estimate of 4.0%. We think consensus growth expectations for 2018 will rise as the manufacturing, services and agricultural sectors show improvement. Second, we expect the Bank of Thailand (BoT) to raise its policy rate in Q3 after keeping it unchanged at 1.5% for around three years; pressure from other central banks and solid economic growth are key reasons for our view. Third, while exports and tourism should continue to support the current account (C/A) and the Thai baht (THB) in 2018, a sharp rise in imports could narrow the C/A surplus more than the market currently expects over the medium term. 

4:30 pm     Registration
5:00 pm     Briefing begins
6:00 pm     Briefing ends

Tim Leelahaphan is an economist at Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited. Based in Bangkok, Tim is responsible for macroeconomic coverage of Thailand. He is regularly quoted in the media and received votes for the Institutional Investor 2016 All-Asia Research Team. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Tim was the Thailand economist for Maybank Kim Eng Research. He also previously worked as a markets strategist for the Financial Markets Division at Siam Commercial Bank and a research assistant for the Global Markets Strategies Group at Barclays Global Investors in London. Tim holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick, UK, and a Bachelor of Economics (First Class) from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

Cost: Free of charge for advance bookings, 400 Baht for walk-ins. 
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*This briefing is held prior to the BCCT Multi-Chambers Eastern Seaboard Networking at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort.*