Wage hike implications weigh heavy on Bangladesh apparel makers

First minimum wage set at Taka 930 (~$8.47) in 1994.
Subsequent revisions raised minimum wage, culminating in Taka 8,000 (~$72.87).
Minimum wage now fixed at Taka 12,500 (~$113.85).
79 per cent buyers yet to increase prices, reports claim.
Labour constitutes major part of production cost.
Overall cost of doing business went up by almost 20 per cent, claimed some.

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