Can Thailand detonate the baby boom it needs as retirement time bomb looms?

Thai retirees started outnumbering people entering the workforce for the first time last year, sparking concerns that the country faces a future of economic and social breakdown. An official report…

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Prayut says he will just be an ordinary citizen with his family after retirement

After chairing his last cabinet meeting today (Tuesday), outgoing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told the media that he will spend the rest of his life in retirement with his family…

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People in Hong Kong can expect over 20 years of Ill health in retirement – Survey

Hong Kong residents, who have a longer life expectancy than the global average, anticipate experiencing poor health during their retirement years, starting as early as their mid-60s. A recent survey…

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Roger Federer’s highs and lows at Wimbledon

Roger Federer announced his retirement from tennis on Thursday after a career which brought 20 Grand Slam titles. His greatest perfomances and most heartbreaking moments at the majors came at Wimbledon where…

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Extended families are no longer the norm in Thai society. Gone are the days when elderly parents can simply wait for aid from their grown-up children. (Photo by Danie Franco)

Fairly large nest egg needed to retire comfortably in Thailand

Unlike previous generations, people entering their senior years now and in the future will likely need to save a substantial sum of money for their retirement. Without savings, they risk…

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Workers under the Mirror Foundation’s Work From Homeless project take a short break in Minburi, Bangkok. (Photo courtesy of Mirror Foundation)

Stories of suffering and struggle reveal tragic side of Thailand’s ageing society

Eighty-year-old Chalong does not just sit at home waiting for his monthly government subsidy payment. Instead, he keeps himself busy doing odd jobs four days a week. “What I want…

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This file photo taken on January 29, 2022 shows Australia’s Ashleigh Barty posing with the trophy after victory her women’s singles final match against Danielle Collins of the US on day 13 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. (Photo by Aaron FRANCIS / AFP)

World tennis No.1 Ashleigh Barty announces shock retirement

Sydney (AFP) – World number one Ashleigh Barty stunned the tennis world Wednesday by announcing her early retirement from the sport at the age of just 25.  Barty dropped the bombshell weeks…

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FILE – Italian President Sergio Mattarella speaks during a meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken at Quirinale Palace in Rome, Monday, June 28, 2021. Mattarella has been elected to a second seven-year term as the country’s head of state, ending days of political impasse as party leaders struggled to pick his successor. Earlier on Saturday, lawmakers entreated Mattarella, 80, who had said he didn’t want a second mandate, to change his mind and agree to reelection by lawmakers in Parliament and regional delegates. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)

Italy’s president, 80, is recruited to stay on for 2nd term

Italian President Sergio Mattarella was pulled away from his impending retirement and reelected Saturday to a second seven-year term as the country’s head of state, ending days of political impasse…

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Thailand ranked Asia’s best and world’s 11th best place to retire

Thailand has been ranked the world’s 11th best place to retire in 2022 and is in first place in Asia. The ranking was produced and published by International Living Magazine…

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Photo: Veerasak Vichitsangsri’s Facebook

Samut Sakhon governor quits after his transfer request was rejected

Samut Sakhon Governor Veerasak Vijitsaengsri decided to quit government service today (Monday) and spend the rest of his life with his family in his hometown in Thailand’s central province of…

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Thais borrow early and get trapped in a cycle of debt

Thais, nowadays, are indebted from an early age, and the level of their debt is maintained even as they approach retirement. A study by the Bank of Thailand reports that…

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