BANGKOK, March 29 (Reuters) - Thailand's benchmark interest rate is relatively low but inflation is likely to be stable this year, a senior central bank official said on Friday, reinforing the view that the the rate will be left on hold at a policy meeting next week.
'The current policy rate is relatively low and supportive ... while inflation should be stable, at around 3 percent (this year),' Roong Mallikamas, director of the central bank's Macroeconomic Policy Office, told a seminar.
Economists expect the monetary policy committee to leave the policy rate on hold at 2.75 percent at the meeting on April 3.
(Reporting by Boontiwa Wichakul; Writing by Orathai Sriring; Editing by Alan Raybould) Keywords: THAILAND ECONOMY/RATES
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