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New minimum wage for Cambodian textile workers: $182

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Cambodia raised the monthly minimum wage for garment workers by $12 on October 5 to $182, fulfilling an election promise by premier Hun Sen. A...
Malaysia raises minimum wage to 1,050 ringgit per month

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The Malaysian government will raise and standardise the minimum wage for the private sector across the country as of January 1, 2019, fulfilling one...
Labour Day brings new minimum wage to Laos: $130 per month

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All businesses and factories in Laos are required to increase the minimum wage from 900,000 kip (some $108) to 1.1 million kip ($133) a...
Cambodia to set minimum wage for all workers

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Cambodia will introduce a national minimum salary for all workers and not just for textile workers, teachers and doctors as it was the case...
Thailand: 10% still below poverty line

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More than one tenth of the Thai population is still living below the poverty line even though the country's GDP would be high enough...
Inequality in Indonesia rose to record high

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Inequality in Indonesia has reached historical high, a World Bank report released in Jakarta on December 8 revealed. The country's Gini coefficient, which measures...
Myanmar in transition: Minimum wage, credit rating, stock exchange

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Ahead of its anxiously awaited general elections slated for November 8, Myanmar is taking big steps forward in closing up to the modern world...
ASEAN seen as future labour powerhouse, succeeding China

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The structural change in the East Asian labour market and rising wages in China – which used to be the cheap manufacturing hub of...
Thailand to scrap minimum wage after 3 years

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Thailand's 300-baht-per-day ($9) national daily minimum wage will be scrapped next year to be replaced by the old system where wages vary by each...
Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Djibouti have world’s lowest labour costs

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A new study shows that three Asian countries, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia, and the small East African nation of Djibouti, have the world’s lowest...
Lao garment industry booming

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An expansion of industrial capacity in Laos' garment industry has caused a five per cent increase in export value over the first six months...
Levi Strauss cuts orders from Cambodian suppliers

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Fashion brand Levi Strauss & Co. has slashed orders from Cambodian factories amid the political unrest in the country, after a nationwide strike by...
Cambodia says it’s ‘not ready’ for AEC

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Cambodia is not ready to join the Asean Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015, a senior official has admitted. Given its low...
Labour costs rising in Southeast Asia

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Labour costs in the Southeast Asia region are rising further in 2014, in line with the implementation and increment of minimum wage in a...
Clothing firms want talks about labour issues

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Major international clothing companies say they are concerned for the safety of Cambodia’s garment workers and want to see peaceful negotiations between unions, factories...
H&M pledges to pay ‘fair wages’ to Cambodian workers

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The world’s second-largest clothing retailer H&M has announced what it believes is a roadmap toward paying a “fair living wage” by 2018 to approximately...
Indonesian workers demand 50% minimum wage rise

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Around 7,000 Indonesian workers took to the streets of the capital Jakarta on October 17, demanding that the government raise wages and adding to...
Cheapest labour in Asia: Not Myanmar, not Bangladesh

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In the past years, there has been a notable shift of labour costs within Asia, and China is no longer leading the pack. The...