When the economy goes down, the business of fortune-tellers goes up.
The SMEs Promotion Department's chief said yesterday that the volume of business among Small and Medium-sized companies offering training courses on astrology and other kinds of fortune-telling has risen despite -- or perhaps because of --the economic slump.
In fact, K Bank's Research Center has found that last year alone, about Bt2.5 billion was in circulation in the astrology business. "New fortune-tellers are entering the market, causing fiercer competition. That's why some of them have resorted to new strategies, such as making forecasts for famous people to draw attention," the research says.
When in doubt, or in trouble, consult your stars, not your brains.