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Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Senior economics reporter

Wichit Chantanusornsiri is a senior economics reporter, Bangkok Post.

Wichit Chantanusornsiri
9 Jan 2020

Rich get richer, poor get the picture

This year the new land and building tax law takes effect with the new tax regime hardly affecting ordinary people who do not own second homes.

9 Jan 2020 13
Rich get richer, poor get the picture
28 Nov 2019

Stimulus a band-aid for gaping wounds

Despite several "stimulus" measures launched by the government in the past year, the Thai economy is still being buffeted by the volatility of international trade.

28 Nov 2019 8
Stimulus a band-aid for gaping wounds
31 Oct 2019

High-income goal needs a reality check

Thailand "will become a high-income country by 2036", said PM Prayut, as he spoke of his "Vision 2036" at the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly last month.

31 Oct 2019 30
High-income goal needs a reality check
3 Oct 2019

EEC is our only gateway to developed-nation status

EEC has been harshly criticised for its "lack of people's participation". On the contrary, I believe the EEC will help boost the livelihoods of Thais.

3 Oct 2019 27
EEC is our only gateway to developed-nation status
29 Aug 2019

Public debt isn't always a bad thing

The global economic slowdown, as a result of the ongoing Sino-US trade tensions, has hit the Thai economy hard.

29 Aug 2019 16
Public debt isn't always a bad thing
25 Jul 2019

Good governance sorely lacking at state-run banks

During parliamentary debates on the Prayut Chan-o-cha government's policy statement, scheduled for tomorrow and Friday, the state-run Krung Thai Bank's (KTB) 9.9-billion-baht loan scandal will likely be taken up by the opposition targeting one cabinet member, Finance Minister and Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) leader Uttama Savanayana. When the loan was approved in 2003, Mr Uttama was an executive board member of the bank.

25 Jul 2019 7
Good governance sorely lacking at state-run banks
27 Jun 2019

Govt needs more than luck with new lottery plan

The idea of having the Government Lottery Office (GLO) run a two- and three-digit lottery scheme is taking shape once again.

27 Jun 2019 6
Govt needs more than luck with new lottery plan
30 May 2019

New govt faces massive economic task

For the first time in five years, Thailand will soon be ruled by an elected coalition government. But the new administration, which is being formed by coalition allies, will not have any honeymoon period.

30 May 2019 10
New govt faces massive economic task
27 Apr 2019

Instability threatens economic growth

Without decisive winners from the March 24 poll, there are fears that political instability will affect the country's economy.

27 Apr 2019 15
Instability threatens economic growth
7 Mar 2019

Promises for the short term

While electioneering politicians pledge to deliver the moon along with more handouts, the more serious problem for the country is the inequality gap.

7 Mar 2019 10
Promises for the short term