One in every four people is poor despite the region's high levels of trade and investment, Oxfam says
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Companies face pressure from rising expenses and weakening demand
"I would like to see an increase [in the minimum wage] of some magnitude. But I'd rather leave it to the states...
The basic wage level will go up 5 percent this month
The government said the new rates will help workers cover 80 percent of basic demands
Wage woes comes amid heightened competition
Many workers were paid only $130 a month while others did not even receive salaries of previous years
"Even if labor productivity is not as high in Vietnam, this low level of productivity does not justify the low wages...
'The application of minimum wage laws is lowest for women from ethnic minorities or indigenous groups'
He favored reforming the earned income tax credit, a refund paid to low and moderate income individuals and couples.
Governments race to the bottom, offering low minimum wages for labor, to attract business.
This is unusually low considering workers have enjoyed double-digit increases in recent years
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"We want Thailand to be about quality tourism. We want the sex industry gone," tourism minister says