Thailand

Brexit and the EU: Lessons for both sides

Recently, a hard-hitting UN report on poverty in the UK stated: “There is a striking and almost complete disconnect between what I heard from the …

by · Monday, 10 December 2018 · Thailand

Rethinking our attitude towards populism

It is true that populism cannot eradicate poverty, but it can help ease the suffering of the poor. Since the poor make up a large group of people of many …

by · Wednesday, 5 December 2018 · Thailand

Rethinking our attitude towards populism

It is true that populism cannot eradicate poverty, but it can help ease the suffering of the poor. Since the poor make up a large group of people of many …

by · Wednesday, 5 December 2018 · Thailand

Bono to speak in Chicago on fighting Aids, poverty in Africa

CHICAGO: Bono will speak in Chicago about his efforts to combat Aids and extreme poverty in Africa. The lead singer of the rock band U2 is …

by · Monday, 3 December 2018 · Thailand

Asia-Pacific takes stock of development targets

The region remains the engine of global growth and at the forefront of the global fight against poverty. It is now home to half the world’s middle class.

by · Monday, 26 November 2018 · Thailand

Poverty took Anucha’s life, not boxing

Lest we forget, it’s poverty that forced eight-year-old Anucha to enter this risky profession in the first place. The boy, if not extremely poor, would have …

by · Friday, 16 November 2018 · Thailand

Long-term agri productivity gap: The major cause of poverty

Why is national poverty incidence in the Philippines more than twice that of ASEAN peers — Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam? It is even …

by · Monday, 12 November 2018 · Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Close shave: Cops get ticket out of poverty

A policeman gives his colleague a cropped haircut. The trainees, apart from learning how to handle hair clippers and snip fashionable hairdos, learn …

by · Saturday, 27 October 2018 · Thailand

Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day: World Bank

WASHINGTON: Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, nearly half the world’s population lives on less than $5.50 (179 baht) a day, with a …

by · Wednesday, 17 October 2018 · Thailand

Anger as poverty-hit PNG buys 40 Maseratis for APEC

Many in the country, where more than a third of the eight million-strong population lives in poverty, were already uncomfortable with the money being …

by · Friday, 12 October 2018 · Thailand