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    Rich & poor gap widens in Thailand

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    Thailand considers its agricultural sector as the backbone of the country, but when 80% of land is owned by a handful 10% it shows little hope for farmers and those working the land to lift themselves from a life of hardship,says a study by Thammasat university. Disconcerting figures that show furthermore that the richest 20% of the country own more than half of the value of all household assets, one cannot be surprised when you see the number of high end condominium being built per year, when asked real estate agents say that in the first week half of the units are already sold, to Thai nationals.