Singapore's financial district glows at sunset. The number of Singaporeans earning below S$400 (US$230) a month or S$13 (US$7) day has jumped 40 percent since the financial crisis rocked the region in 1997 and 1998, swelling to 180,650 workers by last year, or around 9 percent of the workforce, government data showed yesterday. That is four times the growth in Singapore's labor market in the same period, according to the Ministry of Manpower's data.Sep 07, 2003

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