Union activists have proposed that the Social Security Office (SSO) use profits from the kingdom’s social protection scheme to provide quick loans to workers affected by the economic impact of Covid-19. “Most employees and members of the Social Security Fund (SSF) are affected by Covid-19,” Manas Kosol, president of the Thai Confederation of Labor, said…

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NEW YORK – Small business owners who had hoped for quick government loans were on hold Monday – waiting for their bank to take their application or, if so, send the money to them. Business owners started submitting claims to banks, credit unions and other financial institutions late last week, or at least trying to…

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In February, * Lolu was in desperate need of a soft loan to keep him going until payday. He asked two of his friends, but it was one of those months where everyone you know is broke and clinging to financial fingertips for payday. Almost out of options, he remembered that someone at work had…

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