Economic dependence

The foreigners are engaging in kidnapping and money laundering. Communities are complaining that the foreigners are engaging even in low-skilled work, taking jobs away from locals.

Often rowdy, the foreigners are currently creating an economic boom in the host city. But locals warn that if current trends continue, the foreigners will soon patronize their own restaurants and related establishments, whose supplies come from their own groceries, which import their merchandise from their homeland.

Demand for housing by the foreigners has driven up real estate prices by nearly tenfold, crowding out locals who cannot keep up with the rental surges.

In full: https://www.philstar.com/opinion/2019/08/28/1946954/economic-dependence

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