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Coronavirus test kits pour off South Korean production line

Cheongju - Every few seconds, a batch of white plastic cases shoots along a conveyor belt in a South Korean factory –- coronavirus test kits destined for export around the world as the global pandemic sends demand soaring.

Companies hit pause button as coronavirus infects economy

Paris - Layoffs, cutting costs and halting dividends... companies are scrambling to adapt as the coronavirus emergency hits demand and draconian measures taken to contain the illness undercut production and demand.

Companies hit pause button as coronavirus infects economy

Paris - Layoffs and cutting costs... companies are trying to adapt as the coronavirus hits demand and the draconian measures taken to contain the spread of the illness undercut both production and demand.

Q&A: Strategies for managing a global workforce in 2020 Special

As workforces become increasingly remote and tech continues to transform the role of management, priorities are shifting when it comes to preparing for the future of work, explains Doodle's CEO Renato Profico.

God save the pub: Britons rally to rescue local watering holes

Ryton - In the heart of picturesque old Ryton village in northeast England, pub regulars banded together to save their favourite watering hole, in a cut-throat sector where competition is fierce.

Tyson Foods cuts 500 jobs in restructuring move after Q1 report

Tyson Foods Inc said on Thursday it was cutting 500 jobs as part of a restructuring program and reported quarterly sales that fell short of analysts’ estimates.

Valentine’s Day: Five ways business can show customers some love Special

Businesses need to keep the customer at the heart of their services, both in the design of service provision and the execution. A leading expert, from UJET, outlines five important areas that businesses need to keep in mind.

Lack of transparency in China's Belt and Road projects: EU firms

Bejing - A lack of information and transparency are top barriers for European companies seeking involvement in China's Belt and Road Initiative, according to a survey published Thursday by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China.

Germany on alert as swine fever nears border

Berlin - Sniffer dogs, drones and electrified fences: Germany is deploying a full array of defences to stop boars from bringing swine fever into the country and avert a disaster for its thriving pork industry.

Walmart will go to 'open market feel' for its produce aisles

Walmart Inc., wary of Amazon.com Inc.’s encroachment into the grocery space, is revamping the produce department in its U.S. stores.

Saudi Aramco to confine marketing of shares to kingdom and region

Saudi Arabia has abandoned plans to formally market shares in its state-owned oil company outside the kingdom and its Gulf neighbors, in the latest sign of the initial public offering’s shrunken ambitions.

US businesswoman says 'heartbroken' by Britain's Johnson

London - A US businesswoman at the centre of controversy over whether Boris Johnson showed her inappropriate favouritism amid an alleged affair said Sunday she had been left "heartbroken" and "humiliated" by the British prime minister.

Encana moving out of Canada and changing its name

Calgary - At one time, prior to 2013 asset sales, Calgary-based Encana Corp. was the largest natural gas producer in Canada. But the company announced Thursday that it will be changing its name to Ovintia and moving its headquarters to the United States.

Op-Ed: Anger and frustration abound as California blackouts continue

Many Californians are angry as the state's largest power utility continues to intentionally cut off electricity for hundreds of thousands of customers in an attempt to avoid sparking wildfires.

Flights and fake passports: The 'VIP packages' enticing Vietnamese to UK

For up to $50,000, Vietnamese migrants can get the "VIP package" to Britain -- flight, fake passport and even a lawyer -- illegal, but billed as safer than cheaper overland routes by people smugglers who provide a menu of options for those trying to re...

Sophos Cyberoam firewall vulnerability declared, business impact Special

It's been reported that a Sophos Cyberoam firewall vulnerability has occurred, which was resolved with an automatic hotfix at the end of September. While the vulnerability has been addressed, the implications require businesses to take actions.

Q&A: How online food delivery is impacting restaurant design Special

Thousands of restaurants have worked with Vishal Agarwal, CEO of ItsaCheckmate to streamline their online food delivery operations and eliminate the “tablet hell” that goes along with integrating apps. Agarwal explains how to Digital Journal.

Oil, diamonds and nuclear power: Russia eyes Africa business

Moscow - While Russia has traditionally focused on arms and grain exports to Africa, it is now looking to broaden its activities and influence.

For Russian business, big dreams in Africa

Moscow - From diamonds and arms to nuclear power and oil, Russia has major business ambitions in Africa, even if it is coming late to the party.

Samsung to deploy software patch after Galaxy S10 fingerprint flaw found

Seoul - A flaw with Samsung's top-end Galaxy S10 fingerprint system that allows the smartphone to be opened by a third party will soon be fixed, the tech giant said Thursday.

IMF flags surging, risky corporate debt, calls for more oversight

Washington - Low borrowing rates put in place amid a slowing economy -- partly caused by uncertainty created by the US-China trade war -- have sparked a surge in risky corporate borrowing which could sow the seeds of a new global crisis, the International Monetary ...

Investor pessimism and peak growth hurting shale production

The shale boom certainly helped the United States to become the largest oil producer in the world. However, this production boom is showing signs of slowing down—to the point where the long run of explosive U.S. shale growth is likely coming to an end.

Hong Kong Stock Exchange drops bid for London rival

Fpo - The Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Tuesday dropped its multibillion-dollar bid for the prized London Stock Exchange Group, which would have created a global markets titan.

Big growth of tech startups in Oakland

Oakland - According to a new survey from Oakland-based fintech unicorn Marqeta, Oakland residents feel positively about local business growth and the changes it is bringing to the East Bay.

London repatriates 10% of Thomas Cook's UK customers

London - Britain has repatriated ten percent of nationals who were stranded abroad after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook, authorities said Tuesday, as anger erupted over excessive management pay.

Op-Ed: Walmart and Sam's Club halt e-cigarette sales over vaping deaths

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, announced Friday that it will discontinue e-cigarette sales in its stores after a rash of vaping-related deaths and illnesses.

Amazon pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040

Washington - Amazon chief Jeff Bezos pledged Thursday to make the US technology and retail giant carbon neutral by 2040 and encourage other firms to do likewise, in a bid to help meet the goals of the Paris climate accord 10 years early.

Amazon pledges to meet Paris climate goals 10 years early

Washington - Amazon chief Jeff Bezos pledged Thursday the US corporate giant will become carbon neutral by 2040 and would encourage other firms to do the same, in a bid to help meet the goals of the Paris climate accord 10 years early.

Bankruptcies on the rise as shale investment falters

Bankruptcies are rising among American oil and gas companies, according to a new report from law firm Haynes and Boone LLP, as Wall Street’s disaffection with shale companies reverberate through the industry.

Op-Ed: Trump again distorts the facts on the state of the auto industry

President Trump stepped up his attacks on General Motors Friday and called on the company to move jobs back to the United States from overseas. As usual, Trump distorted the facts he tweeted about the auto industry.
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