Thai junta allows rural workers few choices for work

Global Business

Thailand’s military junta’s efforts to jump start the economy are falling short. Rural workers and farmers are still waiting to see the help that the leader’s in Bangkok promised via their stimulus plan scheme.

CCTV America’s Tony Cheng found out why rural workers are feeling left behind.

The impact of interest rates on the market

In December 2008, at the height of the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve slashed a key interest rate to near zero in a bid to boost the U.S. economy. Three months later on March 9th 2009, U.S. markets bottomed out with the U.S.'s S&P 500 falling below 700 for the first time in 13 years. Since then stocks have rebounded dramatically. CCTV's Karina Huber filed this report on the impact of interest rates on the market.