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  1. 11. learning | 19 Dec 2012

    Debt & Poverty: Trapped by loan sharks

    About banking

    By Jon Fernquest

    » Poor borrowers forced to sign blank contracts so loan sharks can increase size of loan & interest rate to as high as 1,095% per year (3% per day).

  2. 12. learning | 18 Jun 2012

    Contract farming: Broken dreams

    About agriculture

    By Jon Fernquest

    » Farmers dreaming of stable incomes find that contracts lead to debt & getting used by large agribusiness companies. Farmers cover both investment & the losses.

  3. 13. learning | 14 Jun 2012

    Asean construction: Skilled labour hot topic

    About labour & business

    By Jon Fernquest

    » "If there are standards, labour will earn a wage to match their skill," and Thai companies can win contracts in other Asean countries.

  4. 14. learning | 26 Apr 2012

    California WOW: Slow death for fitness operator?

    About business

    By Jon Fernquest

    » Years of consumer complaints over broken contracts & below standard services may be ending in bankruptcy court as Bangkok Bank sues.

  5. 15. learning | 05 Aug 2011

    Fitness sales practices now regulated

    About business

    By Jon Fernquest

    » Fitness center contracts and sales practices, a source of heavy complaints for years, are now regulated by Thailand's consumer protection agency.

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