An employee arranges gold jewellery as customers shop at a MoneyMax pawn shop outlet in Singapore August 23, 2013. Faced with rising living costs and unable to wait until pay day, growing numbers of ... more 
An employee arranges gold jewellery as customers shop at a MoneyMax pawn shop outlet in Singapore August 23, 2013. Faced with rising living costs and unable to wait until pay day, growing numbers of Southeast Asians are putting their gold jewellery and designer watches in hock, creating a boom in pawnshops across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. Picture taken August 23, 2013. To go with ASIA-PAWNSHOPS REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: BUSINESS) less 
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Reuters | Photo By EDGAR SU / REUTERS
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 5:17 PM EDT