Daily Archives: May 31, 2011

“Tens of thousands of rental flats needed”
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Andrew Loh/ “The problem that the HDB face is they are just short of rental flats. In the whole of Singapore today, we have about 45,000 rental flats. But that’s not enough. “It’s quite clear in my mind, we need to ramp up Read More

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Hannah’s Ordeal
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Deborah Choo/ A typical day started at 5am. Hannah (not her real name) would do some household chores and feed the family’s many pets. Mid-mornings saw her shuttling between her employer’s fruit stall and his daughter-in-law’s photo shop in Clementi. In the afternoon, Read More

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Reviving the Minimum Wage Debate (Part 2)
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Gordon Lee/ In Part 2, we study costs of production, inflation, productivity and competitiveness. Costs of production A minimum wage policy will lead to increased costs for firms – but the degree to which costs increase is diluted by non-wage costs and higher Read More

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