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Wage hike 'won't cripple businesses'

Kittiratt vows steps to ease firms' burden

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The government's blanket enforcement of the 300-baht daily minimum wage will bolster businesses rather than cripple them, Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong says. 

He said, however, measures to ease impacts from the policy will be tabled before the cabinet next week.

Mr Kittiratt, who is also deputy prime minister, made the remarks after meeting representatives from nine economic ministries and agencies to assess the world and local economic situation at Government House Thursday.

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