Five-Car Families Seen Deterring Thai Rate Cuts

Five-Car Families Seen Deterring Thai Rate Cuts

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A woman is silhouetted against a roll-down gate as she walks along a street in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Lower borrowing costs may spur demand for personal loans that jumped 22 percent in 2012, the biggest increase in seven years, adding debt risks that threaten to heighten the economy’s vulnerability to a slowdown.