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    Evaluating the cost of a wage hike

    Business, Published on 25/09/2023

    » Following Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin's revelation last week that the government expects a daily minimum wage hike to 400 baht in either November or December, the business sector voiced its concerns regarding increasing costs that could eventually create an additional burden for consumers.


    The eternal joust over rate hikes

    Business, Published on 12/06/2023

    » Some industry leaders are concerned about higher interest rates affecting businesses, especially small ones, in addition to weakening the purchasing power of homebuyers.


    Measures sought to stimulate market

    Business, Published on 10/03/2023

    » The next government should revise loan-to-value (LTV) limits, reduce the minimum land size for low-rise houses and extend the leasehold period to stimulate residential demand amid unfavourable conditions, according to property associations.


    An age-old dilemma

    Business, Published on 07/11/2022

    » The government is under pressure after the cabinet approved a bill that allows foreigners to own land if they invest here, a policy that has been widely derided as "selling off" the country.


    On guard against contagion

    Business, Published on 29/06/2020

    » Thailand's banking sector has been disrupted yet again, but this time it's not a sophisticated new technology creating turbulence. Rather, it's a microscopic virus that induces fear of immense collateral damage that could shake the country's financial pillars to its core.


    Edge of a dilemma

    Business, Published on 01/06/2020

    » To cut or not to cut is the puzzle facing economists and analysts deciphering the Bank of Thailand's interest rate decision-making, with pandemic pressures presenting the possibility of a zero policy interest rate.


    Calls mount to ease mortgage limits

    Business, Published on 10/01/2020

    » Housing market growth in 2020 will get a 2-percentage-point boost if loan-to-value (LTV) regulations for second mortgages are eased, says Krungthai Compass.


    On the verge of a new beginning

    Business, Published on 16/12/2019

    » 2020 is the year in which the long-overdue land and building tax takes effect, making landlords and homeowners subject to tax payment based on appraised value if their properties fall under the stipulated conditions.


    Finance Ministry, property firms launch promotion

    Business, Published on 07/11/2019

    » Domestic property firms are preparing to launch a joint promotional campaign with the Finance Ministry to stimulate the property market before the year-end.


    No property stimulus in the pipeline

    Business, Published on 23/08/2019

    » A property stimulus package is absent from the government's plans because developers can adapt to changes such as the central bank's loan-to-value (LTV) ratio requirements, which are deemed appropriate for the current circumstances, says Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana.

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