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Has hope for Thailand’s economy come too late for the kingdom’s crippling debt crisis?

An improvement in third-quarter data and tourism limping back have not offset a surge in household debt, which hit 84 per cent of GDP in the second quarter.

16 Nov 2020 - 9:55PM

An improvement in third-quarter data and tourism limping back have not offset a surge in household debt, which hit 84 per cent of GDP in the second quarter.

Has hope for Thailand’s economy come too late for the kingdom’s crippling debt crisis?
Generation C: for young Asians, coronavirus defines bleak new era of vanishing career prospects

Up to 15 million youth jobs in the region are expected to disappear in 2020, and even those who can find work face the prospect of lower earnings for years to come.

15 Nov 2020 - 11:59AM

Up to 15 million youth jobs in the region are expected to disappear in 2020, and even those who can find work face the prospect of lower earnings for years to come.

Generation C: for young Asians, coronavirus defines bleak new era of vanishing career prospects
In Bangkok visit, China’s Wang Yi seeks to cast Beijing as Thailand’s ‘big friend’

China’s foreign minister is expected to press the Thai government to sign an agreement on a rail link, even as Prime Minister Prayuth struggles to keep a lid on anti-government protests.

16 Oct 2020 - 4:37AM

China’s foreign minister is expected to press the Thai government to sign an agreement on a rail link, even as Prime Minister Prayuth struggles to keep a lid on anti-government protests.

In Bangkok visit, China’s Wang Yi seeks to cast Beijing as Thailand’s ‘big friend’
‘Golden week’ ghost town: Thailand’s Pattaya party zone struggles with no Chinese tourists

The Thai party town is still pinning its future on Chinese cash, even though tourist arrivals have dried up due to coronavirus restrictions.

6 Oct 2020 - 9:24AM

The Thai party town is still pinning its future on Chinese cash, even though tourist arrivals have dried up due to coronavirus restrictions.

‘Golden week’ ghost town: Thailand’s Pattaya party zone struggles with no Chinese tourists
In Bangkok, young Thai protesters inspired by Hong Kong demand change but fear blowback

Student-led protests have flickered since last year’s elections, when former junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha solidified the military-backed establishment’s grip on power.

20 Jul 2020 - 4:45PM

Student-led protests have flickered since last year’s elections, when former junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha solidified the military-backed establishment’s grip on power.

In Bangkok, young Thai protesters inspired by Hong Kong demand change but fear blowback
Thailand influencer Sean Buranahiran’s fall from grace shows dangers of talking politics in divided nation

Rapper-turned-life coach Sean Buranahiran was flying high as an online influencer. Then he praised a former army chief with links to the old ruling Thai junta.

14 Jul 2020 - 9:09PM

Rapper-turned-life coach Sean Buranahiran was flying high as an online influencer. Then he praised a former army chief with links to the old ruling Thai junta.

Thailand influencer Sean Buranahiran’s fall from grace shows dangers of talking politics in divided nation
Thailand seeks ‘Covid-19 bounce’ from property investors, upmarket tourists

Marketing itself as a safe haven, the kingdom is looking to appeal to well-heeled buyers and travellers, as the days of banking on high volumes of low-paying visitors look to be over.

29 Jun 2020 - 9:42AM

Marketing itself as a safe haven, the kingdom is looking to appeal to well-heeled buyers and travellers, as the days of banking on high volumes of low-paying visitors look to be over.

Thailand seeks ‘Covid-19 bounce’ from property investors, upmarket tourists
Coronavirus turns Teflon Thailand’s wealth gap into a economic chasm

As Covid-19 eats into Thailand’s exports and tourism, the wealth gap in what was already one of the world’s most unequal countries is only getting wider.

7 Jun 2020 - 1:36PM

As Covid-19 eats into Thailand’s exports and tourism, the wealth gap in what was already one of the world’s most unequal countries is only getting wider.

Coronavirus turns Teflon Thailand’s wealth gap into a economic chasm
Coronavirus: in Thailand, sex work moves online as pandemic batters business

With the country’s infamous red light districts dimmed since the end of March, an untold number of Thai sex workers have found themselves searching for new ways to pay the bills.

25 May 2020 - 9:20PM

With the country’s infamous red light districts dimmed since the end of March, an untold number of Thai sex workers have found themselves searching for new ways to pay the bills.

Coronavirus: in Thailand, sex work moves online as pandemic batters business