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Subscriber Picks: Do you know how much your colleagues are earning?

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It’s that time of the year when salaries are being negotiated and bonuses are paid to the lucky ones.

Do you know how you fare compared with your colleagues? Experts say a lot of people here don’t openly discuss their pay with their co-workers, but this is beginning to change.

While some argue pay transparency can help reduce inequality stemming from salary gaps, others caution that companies should move towards it only with their eyes wide open.

Yesterday, details on the first project under HDB’s new prime location public housing model were announced. Will the 6 per cent subsidy clawback – which kicks in when owners sell their homes – deter speculative buyers?

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I am paid this much, what about you?

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