Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban on Monday said the Bangkok shutdown will continue until the government is overthrown. No one knows when that day is coming.
For businesses near protest sites, operators need to come up with alternatives to survive. Retailers at the Ratchaprasong intersection see cost-cutting programmes, online shopping, pop-up stores and sales campaigns as solutions.
For example, The Mall Group plans to reduce its operating costs by 15% this year or 1 billion baht.
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