Watanagase upbeat on Thai economy

Tarisa Watanagase, the governor of the Bank of Thailand, says the strong performance of the country's economy "under significant downside risks" is testament to its resilience.

Speaking before the Japanese Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok on 25 March, the governor said monetary policy has been accommodative to growth since the beginning of 2007, noting that policy rates are the lowest in the region. Despite low rates and strong growth, "headline and core inflation were well contained at 2.3% and 1

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