1. A million doses of Sinopharm vaccine has arrived, as part of an alternative vaccines, imported by Chulaporn Royal College, ready to administer by June 25.
  2. Ceiling interest rates of consumer loan products, which are currently over 20% p.a., are expected to be reduced by at least 1-2%, following calls by the Government for the BOT to review interest rates for credit cards and personal loans to tackle household debt. KTC, AEONTS, SAWAD and MTC are reportedly charging lower than the proposed new ceiling, Tabloid.
  3. Port Authority of Thailand reports 6M21 containers traffic at 4.794m TEU, +2.05% yoy, expects positive momentum continue on improving exports.
  4. Bank of Thailand’s expected to leave policy rate at 0.5% for the 9th straight today, said all 25 in Bloomberg survey. It is expected to cut its 3% GDP growth forecast, predicted in March, following a 2.6% contraction in 1Q. Think Tank NESDC cut its forecast last month to 1.5% – 2.5% from 2.5% – 3.5% in February, Finance Ministry cut its forecast in April to 2.3%.
  5. PM asks Public Health to accelerate vaccination, target 500k min jabs/day, shorten lead time on 2nd dose of AstraZenneca to 8 weeks to cope with Delta variant.
  6. Pacific Asia Travel Association (Pata) said International arrivals are estimated to remain flat this year, assuming the reopen in October, while recovery to 2019 levels might not happen until 2023 under the best-case scenario.
  7. Aeronautical Radio of Thailand sees 6% growth in flight traffic from current level, boosted by Phuket sandbox, but sees a 45% drop in flights this year.
  8. TH Car Rental Association (TCRA) sees more than 20k vehicles out of business as operators forced to exist from lack of funding to maintenance, requests Bt7.5b rescue package.
  9. Disease Control Dept (DCD) yesterday reported 1,945 people fell ill and 103 others died after receiving various Covid vaccines, probes underway.
  10. Ministry of Digital, Economy and Society (DES) has threatened legal action against Facebook for refusing to close the accounts of users deemed to have disseminated fake news and criticised the monarchy.

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