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Improper to raise minimum wage in battered economy, Hong Kong business leader says, warning more unpaid leave could follow move

Raising the minimum wage would be inappropriate in a struggling economy, a Hong Kong business leader said on Sunday, despite other places increasing what the lowest paid make per hour.Federation of Hong Kong Industries honorary president Jimmy Kwok Chun-wah defended the sector’s suggestion the benchmark remain at HK$37.50 (US$4.80), and warned more workers could be forced to take unpaid leave, especially now that the government had decided not to extend the wage subsidy scheme.In contrast to…

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