Benchmark Rate Kept Unchanged at 1.25%

The monetary policy panel resolves to maintain the one-day repurchase rate at 1.25 percent, reasoning the internal political crisis and Europe's financial crisis fallout are still major risks to the economic growth. Bank Of Thailand Assistant Governor in charge of monetary policy Paiboon Kittisrisangwan said the resolution was from concerns over internal political uncertainty and financial crisis in Europe although the global economy continues to grow as a result of economic growth in the United States, Japan and Asia.