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What next for worker pay in Asia?

27 August 2014 Last updated at 07:13 BST

A new survey has shown that while salaries across the Asia Pacific are set to increase by an average of 7% next year, the higher cost of living will probably chew up most of the extra money.

And while wages in China could go up by 5% after inflation, and by 4% in Vietnam, they'll rise less than 1% in Japan.

And the industry you work in is also important, with the biggest pay rises tipped for the pharmaceutical and high-tech sectors.

Sambhav Rakyan from Towers Watson, a consulting firm, explains what may be ahead.

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