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Spike in demand: stinky durians enjoy online virus boom

Petaling Jaya - When a coronavirus lockdown confined Malaysians to their homes, street traders selling durians moved their pungent produce online -- and have been enjoying an unexpected spike in demand.

Uber keeps Asia HQ in Singapore, ditching Hong Kong move

Fpo - Uber will keep its Asian headquarters in Singapore for now, the ride-hailing giant said Thursday, blaming regulatory uncertainty for thwarting a mooted shift to Hong Kong.

E-bike revolution tempts Ferrari owners

Apo - What better partner for a Cowboy than a Prancing Horse?The Agnelli family's Exor holding company is best known as the owner of Ferrari, the four-wheeled supercar with the stallion logo.

Libya small businesses struggle to rebuild after waves of unrest

Tripoli - Libyan businessman Mahmud al-Sharkassi surveyed the ruins of his factory on the outskirts of war-scarred capital Tripoli, disheartened but determined to get back to work."This used to be the heart of my project.

UK unveils post-Brexit border plans and ad campaign

London - Britain on Monday launched another Brexit advertising blitz and unveiled its first detailed proposals for managing the country's borders after cutting ties with the European Union.

Record debts come due for struggling Canadian energy industry

The Canadian energy industry has borrowed heavily to survive a series of catastrophes and is facing $6 billion in refinancing in the next six months, the Bank of Canada said in May.

Hong Kong businesses back new security law despite fears

Fpo - China's new security law has sent fear coursing through many Hong Kong residents, but the city's commercial community has largely embraced it as a way to get back to doing business.

Women bear the brunt of virus fallout in workplace

London - The reverberating economic shock of the coronavirus crisis has delivered a massive setback for women because so many work in the badly exposed services sector, experts say.

Top Russia newspaper editors quit, denouncing censorship

Moscow - Senior editors at Russia's most influential business newspaper quit Monday in protest against what they say is censorship while its founder accused the new owner of seeking to destroy the daily.

Top Russia newspaper editors quit, denouncing censorship

Moscow - Senior editors at Russia's leading business newspaper quit Monday in protest against what they say is censorship under new ownership, as a months-long dispute between journalists and management came to a head.

Q&A: Importance of fraud trends as businesses open up Special

As many businesses attempt to return to something resembling normalcy, some risks might be greater than they were before the shutdown. This includes cybersecurity and fraud issues. An expert presents some core advice.

Russian small businesses reopen to uncertain future

Moscow - When Moscow authorities closed non-essential businesses to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Boris Kupriyanov began to personally deliver books to his customers.This, he said, has helped him and his indie bookstore survive over the past two months.

J.C.Penny is the fourth major retailer hit by COVID-19 pandemic

Corpus Christi - J.C.Penny is the latest retail giant to see its downfall hastened by the coronavirus crisis. The 118-year-old company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday - even as it has been struggling to overcome a decade of business problems.

What is the future work, in the post-COVID world?

Coping with the coronavirus on a day-to-day basis, both from the health and economic perspective, is a preoccupation for most people. But what will the post-coronavirus world look like? How will businesses seek to organize their practices?

CEO Analysis: COVID-19 impact on data-driven decisions Special

Businesses face unprecedented uncertainty over the short-to-medium term. This makes the collection and analysis of data, as close to real-time as possible, more essential than ever. A CEO outlines how and why this matters.

Virus upends outsourcing as firms 'reshore', embrace AI

Mumbai - Coronavirus is permanently shaking up the global outsourcing industry as lockdowns from Bangalore to Manila prompt firms to "reshore" jobs and, with AI, to move further away from needing humans at all.

COVID-19: How companies are shifting to meet new demands

COVID-19 is requiring many companies to shift their business model to meet new demands. We looks at some examples of how companies that are getting creative to help the medical industry during this crisis.

Russia's small businesses buckling under virus restrictions

Moscow - When President Vladimir Putin announced a paid holiday for the month of April to keep Russians home and prevent the coronavirus from spreading, many small business owners braced themselves.

Traditional Japanese seal system hampers telework for some

Apo - Some Japanese office workers are facing a small, but insurmountable hurdle to staying home under the state of emergency declared in parts of the country over the virus: personal signature stamps.

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.
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