• Thu, 28 Mar 2019 21:07
    Hike in minimum wage will cause more losses than gain: FTI
    The Federation of Thai Industry (FTI) is urging the next government to work more closely with the private sector in crafting key economic policies, stating that further hiking the minimum wage – a policy proposed by several political parties – will hurt the low-income sector and be harmful to the economy.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 25 Mar 2019 01:00
    Developers rally for low-income clients
    PROPERTY DEVELOPERS plan to call on the next government to revise the Bank of Thailand (BOT)’s loan-to-value measure, as well as to facilitate home ownership by low-income people and clarify the Land and Building Act, according to industry sources.
    Real Estate
  • Wed, 27 Feb 2019 03:00
    New proposal aims to extend child subsidy
    LOW-INCOME earners will be provided with a monthly child-support subsidy of Bt600 for the child’s first six years if the Social Development and Human Security Ministry’s proposal gets the Cabinet’s approval.
    national
  • Mon, 24 Dec 2018 01:00
    Sold out: GHB home loans snatched up
    GOVERNMENT Housing Bank (GHB) will budget another Bt50 billion to help low-income earners buy homes after the entire budget for the programme was booked on the same day it was introduced.
    national
  • Sun, 23 Dec 2018 12:24
    Massive interest in low-interest home purchase loans
    Hundreds of people queued at Government Housing Bank (GHB) headquarters in Bangkok early Sunday morning to apply for loans to buy houses designed for low-income earners and priced under Bt1 million.
    national
  • Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:00
    Over Bt2 bn withdrawn for New Year’s gift since Saturday
    IN THE past three days, registered low-income earners have claimed Bt2.72 billion in New Year gifts from the government.
    national
  • Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:03
    Tempers fray as queues grow long at Krungthai Bank’s ATMs
    The last batch of 2.9 million state-welfare cardholders, who are entitled to Bt500 each as part of the Bt5.5-billion New Year gift programme for 11.1 million low-income earners, lined up to withdraw cash from Krungthai Bank’s ATM machines on Monday.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:00
    Second batch of New Year gifts for low-income people
    THE GOVERNMENT yesterday transferred a second batch of funds into the bank accounts of another 4.2 million state-welfare cardholders who are entitled to Bt500 each as part of the Bt5.5-billion New Year gift programme for Thailand’s 11.1 million low-income earners.
    politics
  • Mon, 03 Dec 2018 01:00
    Free Internet and other pre-election goodies roll out for Christmas
    IN A BID to garner popularity ahead of the election scheduled for February, the government has finalised plans to give more than 11 million low-income people free Internet SIM cards and other state subsidies that will together cost taxpayers billions of baht.
    politics
  • Sun, 02 Dec 2018 13:17
    Finance Minister wants free Internet SIMs given to underprivileged
    The Finance Ministry has proposed that the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) give free Internet SIM cards to low-income earners on the state welfare card scheme.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 02 Nov 2018 01:00
    NHA PROJECT FOR LOW-INCOME EARNERS IN LAMPANG 
    The National Housing Authority of Thailand (NHA) will develop rental residences for lower income people worth Bt111.65 million in Lampang province, after the cabinet approved the plan on Tuesday, NHA’s governor Tachaphol Kanjanakul said yesterday.
    Real Estate
  • Fri, 12 Oct 2018 01:00
    Somkid urges action on fuel prices
    DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER Somkid Jatusripitak yesterday called on energy giant PTT and the Energy Ministry, among others, to come up with measures to ease the looming impact of rising oil prices on low-income earners.
    Economy
  • Thu, 04 Oct 2018 01:00
    Helping only the poor may hurt all in the end, seminar hears
    SEVERAL ECONOMISTS have cautioned Thailand against falling into the trap of delivering state help to low-income earners only.
    national
  • Sun, 02 Sep 2018 19:50
    Tracking devices succeed in most bail cases
    Ratchadapisek Criminal Court in Bangkok had electronic monitoring (EM) devices strapped to the legs of 319 low-income offenders between March and August while they were free on bail.
    national
  • Mon, 27 Aug 2018 01:00
    Generals on the campaign trail?
    AS THE GENERAL election draws near, the government of General Prayut Chan-o-cha has become increasingly busier with projects seemingly aimed at winning the hearts of voters at the grassroots.
    politics
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