Increase minimum wage to boost sales in home markets, UN tells Asian countries
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The United Nations has urged Asian countries to find a new growth model as they can no longer rely solely on exports to the West to boost GDP. The UN's Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) says these countries should try to increase domestic consumption. It says one way to do this is to increase the minimum wage and put more money into the hands of some of the world's poorest people.
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