vendredi 23 septembre 2011

Singapore: The highest paid ministers of the world.

From January 2009, due to the economic crisis, the salaries of government officials have been scaled down.
Political leaders in Singapore are the highest paid in the world.
         Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong that hit $ 2.46 million in 2008 should reach 1.99 million in 2009 that announced the chain NewsAsia.
         The ministers of the city-state of Singapore are paid in part on the growth rate of gross domestic product (G.D.P.), which is expected to decline this year, said NewsAsia.
         By simple comparison, French President, Nicolas Sarkozy receives 234,096 Euros or 316, 240 dollars per year and the President of the Helvetic Confederation, Micheline Calmy-Rey received
485,000 Swiss francs, or 439,386 US dollars a year. The United States president, Obama H. Barack receives 400,000 dollars and 169, 000 dollars of expenses.
         In 2009, Singapore is the fourth country in the world in terms of purchasing power parity (P.P.P.) per capita after Qatar, Luxembourg and Norway. In 2009, he displayed the highest rate of millionaires.
         The market economy of Singapore is internationally recognized as a model of success while being transparent and free of corruption.
         With a population of 4,608,167 inhabitants in an area of ​​699 km2, Singapore has a density of 6,751 inhabitants per km2.

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