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Ahead of Lunar New Year, Thailand’s poor feel sting of inflation | Business and Economy News

Ahead of Lunar New Year, Thailand’s poor feel sting of inflation | Business and Economy News

Bangkok, Thailand – Instead of raising the cost of a dish, noodle seller Yajai is putting less pork in her bowls – a cutback forced by the surging price of Thai pigs following an outbreak of African swine flu.
In a nearby alley, a fruit seller cuts smaller pieces of papaya, guava and pineapple to avoid passing on rising prices to her regulars.
The cost of eggs, cooking oil, gas and chicken have…

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