“If you’re a tech and finance professional in Singapore and you speak business-level Mandarin, you are now more sought after than ever. Demand for Mandarin skills is rapidly increasing as mainland wealth flows into Singapore and Chinese firms expand within the Republic. But not enough Singaporeans know Mandarin well enough to land a job that requires regular communication with Chinese clients and colleagues.”

Those that have business-level Mandarin on their CV can help secure an above-average pay rise of 20% or more when changing jobs. A typical increase for non-technology roles in the finance sector is about 10%.

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