Thais score low in financial literacy

Chaiyasit Anuchitworawong The household debt problem that recently made headlines in several newspapers is certainly not new. The problem of excessive household debt is among myriad financial problems that indicate financial fragility in the household sector. Apart from the debt-related issues, a number of Thais are often excluded from mainstream financial institutions. Putting aside the […]

Aid for needy workers urged

Pathom Sangwongwanich Low-income earners turning to loan sharks Academics suggest the government implement relevant measures to curb the growing distress of workers suffering a drop in income as the cost of living rises, often forcing them to resort to loan sharks. Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) adviser Veerathai Santiprabhob said the drop in earnings reflects […]