Bangkok Bank President: Bombing does not affect investor confidence

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BANGKOK, 19 August 2015, Financial institute executives have voiced their positive opinions on Thailand’s economic front, saying the Monday night bomb attack does not seriously affect investors’ confidence.

The President and Director of Bangkok Bank Chartsiri Sophonpanich made the comment yesterday. He is certain that the government is capable of handling the situation. He said there was no need for Bangkok Bank to come up with emergency safety measures, adding that the bank would continue to offer its services as usual.

Mr. Chartsiri, however, admitted that a number of foreign customers had inquired about the situation, all of whom were given and satisfied with the explanation. He said the move was normal, given the circumstances.

Meanwhile, Ge Huayong, Chairman of China UnionPay International, said the company remained committed to investing in Thailand. He also believed the tragic incident would have only a short-term effect. All things considered, Thailand still has a rock solid economic foundation, according to him.