• Mon, 14 Jan 2019 01:00
    Adjustment urged as digital TV channels face competition for TV viewers from online players
    Bangkok Bank, the creditor of over five digital TV broadcasters, said the bank’s borrowers have remained financially sound and their debts have not turned bad.
  • Fri, 04 Jan 2019 01:00
    Hunt for yield, fragile property  market high on BOT watch list
    THE Bank of Thailand (BOT) is keeping watch on risks to the financial system posed by factors ranging from investors’ search for yield and fragility in the property market to high household debts and increasingly large swings in capital movements.
  • Mon, 26 Nov 2018 01:00
    IVL optimistic of 2019, unfazed by global rate hikes, impact of trade wars
    Rising global rates have little impact on Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) as most of its debts are fixed interest rate borrowings while the company’s cashflow remains strong, said D K Agarwal, chief executive officer/Feedstock and PET business.
  • Wed, 07 Nov 2018 01:00
    Thailand will pay heavy price for over-reliance on China
    Beijing’s Belt and Road funding comes with punishing debts and backing for authoritarian regimes 
  • Sun, 30 Sep 2018 16:15
    Paramilitary volunteer commits ‘suicide’
    A paramilitary ranger volunteer reportedly shot himself dead in the toilet of a restaurant in Narathiwat province on Saturday night, reportedly because of stress caused by debts and family issues.
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  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:00
    Malaysia to widen money inflow
    THE MALAYSIA government, which had previously identified at least 10 billion ringgit worth of spending cuts, plans to further strengthen its cashflow by monetising some of its non-strategic assets and gradually issuing new sovereign debts.
  • Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:00
    Household debt
    Thailand's household debts have been on the rise over the past decade, up from an average of Bt116,681 in 2007 to Bt178,994 in 2017.
  • Wed, 01 Aug 2018 01:00
    Bt16 bn debt package to aid 3.8m farmers 
    SOME 3.8 million struggling farmers have been granted a respite on mounting debts, with the Cabinet approving a Bt16 billion programme that provides for a suspension of repayments.
  • Mon, 30 Jul 2018 01:00
    Indebted lives
    During the past seven years, every single baht from retired teacher Somjit na Soongnoen’s monthly pension of more than Bt30,000 has gone towards repayment of debt.
  • Mon, 30 Jul 2018 01:00
    Govt ‘must urgently tackle teacher debt crisis’
  • Sat, 28 Jul 2018 01:00
    Student-loan shame exposes a national flaw
    What is it about Thais that convinces them debts needn’t ever be repaid?
  • Tue, 24 Jul 2018 14:32
    Police on watch for crime over unpaid Fifa football gambling debts
    Police arrested about 15,000 punters and 600 bookies in their operation to suppress football gambling before and during the Fifa World Cup tournament, and had also contacted other authorities to close 200 soccer-betting websites, said deputy National Police Chief Chalermkiat Srivorakhan on Tuesday.
  • Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:42
    Repay debts or suffer consequences, teachers warned
    The Justice Ministry’s deputy permanent secretary has warned schoolteachers who cease paying into a welfare fund that the outcome would be grim.
  • Thu, 12 Jul 2018 01:00
    Growing economy is doing nothing to relieve high household debt
    Re: “Household debts cast long shadow”, Business, July 10.
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  • Tue, 10 Jul 2018 01:00
    Household debts cast long shadow
    INCOMES drawn by the nation’s households are likely to begin recovering but their debts remain a drag on consumer spending, Yunyong Thaicharoen, chief economist of Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), said yesterday.
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