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    Default Prices in Singapore Increased!!!...

    ...except our salary that stays the same for many years!!!!

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    you mean your salary never rise a cent after each working year?


    wat job u working as? toilet cleaner ah?

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    Thats nothing new leh. Inflation will always beat your increament. Best increament to get is to job hop.

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    scary hor... everything is up. Who dare to have more children ?

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    who said GST won't have effect on market item pricing
    http://www.straitstimes.com/Prime%2B...ry_151133.html
    Quote Originally Posted by www.straitstimes.com
    July inflation hits 2.6%, 'highest in over 12 years'
    By Erica Tay, Economics Correspondent
    Aug 24, 2007
    CONSUMER prices staged their biggest increase in over 12 years last month as the goods and services tax hike took effect.

    Prices in July were 2.6 per cent higher than a year ago - making this the biggest monthly rise in consumer price inflation (CPI) since January 1995, economists noted. It followed the 1.3 per cent year-on-year rise in June.
    The July number surpassed all forecasts by 15 private sector economists polled by Bloomberg News.
    The median tip was for inflation to climb to 1.7 per cent, taking into account the 2 percentage point GST increase.
    The Monetary Authority of Singapore said earlier this month that CPI inflation this year is expected to range between 0.5 and 1.5, and to nudge up to between 1 and 2 per cent next year.
    The July data from the Singapore Department of Statistics showed prices climbing across all categories, from food to housing, with health-care costs up the most - by 5.7 per cent.
    Food - the biggest chunk of household expenditure - cost 2.9 per cent more last month than a year ago while transport and communication costs rose 2.9 per cent.
    Housing costs went up 0.7 per cent, as electricity tariffs and residential rents rose.
    Escalating health-care costs were a surprise, and 'probably justify the urgency for the Government's initiative seeking solutions to provide sustainable affordable health care', wrote United Overseas Bank economist Alvin Liew.
    Economists now expect inflationary pressures be kept up for the rest of this year.
    'With rents rising, and some retailers not passing on the GST hike until later, we expect CPI inflation to continue to climb, probably close to 3 per cent towards year-end,' said Citigroup economist Chua Hak Bin.
    The one-off GST hike will be felt for the next 11 months, and food prices will remain high, predicted Mr Liew.
    'With monthly inflation almost 1 full percentage point above market expectations, it completely pushes up the inflation outlook for the year,' said Fortis Bank strategist Joseph Tan.
    Consumers Association of Singapore president Yeo Guat Kwang, who is also MP for Aljunied GRC, said if prices go up because of supply and demand conditions, that cannot be helped: 'What we need to ensure is that price adjustments are fair.
    'So far, we haven't seen a phenomenon of businesses profiteering from the GST rise,' said Mr Yeo, who is the deputy chairman of the Committee Against GST Profiteering. 'Most importantly, prices of basic necessities have remained stable.'
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    Default Re: Prices in Singapore Increased!!!...

    what else is new?

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    Want to marry also not cheap hor.

    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    scary hor... everything is up. Who dare to have more children ?
    Last edited by ghost77; 24th August 2007 at 11:05 AM.

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    yea lor.....LLPL

    go check NTUC....for that milk/fruit juice price..all increase also by 50cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigg View Post
    yea lor.....LLPL

    go check NTUC....for that milk/fruit juice price..all increase also by 50cents
    More than tat i believe...

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    Last 2 years the local economy did pretty well, in all sectors. If yr salary still does not increase in the last 2 years, there can only be a few reasons:
    1. u already at the maximum salary range
    2. u not performing well
    3. yr company not performing well
    4. all of the above

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin View Post
    Last 2 years the local economy did pretty well, in all sectors. If yr salary still does not increase in the last 2 years, there can only be a few reasons:
    1. u already at the maximum salary range
    2. u not performing well
    3. yr company not performing well
    4. all of the above
    U sure? Look at the electronics sector..
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer_workz View Post
    U sure? Look at the electronics sector..
    Overall good wat (unless u are referring to Creative and Chartered Semi...)

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    NTUC selling 10 eggs for S$1.65/=. Used to sell at S$1.20.

    Quote Originally Posted by sigg View Post
    yea lor.....LLPL

    go check NTUC....for that milk/fruit juice price..all increase also by 50cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin View Post
    Last 2 years the local economy did pretty well, in all sectors. If yr salary still does not increase in the last 2 years, there can only be a few reasons:
    1. u already at the maximum salary range My Basic pay is S$1***/-
    2. u not performing well My appraisal says I performed very well, the company asked me to go "east", I dare not go "west". What is wrong?
    3. yr company not performing well Not that I can think of
    4. all of the above
    None of the above
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    My salary increase seems to be snails pace... Inflation seems to be rocket pace! Sigh... Seems like getting poorer by the year.

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    My basic pay also $1***
    Sadness.

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    increase not enough it seems....erect gantries everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost77 View Post
    NTUC selling 10 eggs for S$1.65/=. Used to sell at S$1.20.
    they absorb GST? absorb from us i tink

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    Poorer and poorer...govt said they will find a way to help the poor,...
    Do you think it help?


    Quote Originally Posted by Gunjack View Post
    My salary increase seems to be snails pace... Inflation seems to be rocket pace! Sigh... Seems like getting poorer by the year.

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    How to retire with this kind of salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunjack View Post
    My basic pay also $1***
    Sadness.

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