Tag: commerce

Virus hollows out German city centres

by David COURBET The charming German city of Luebeck was lovingly done up for the holidays with fairy lights and garlands but the usual festive bustle was eerily absent this pandemic-scarred winter. Across the country, all non-essential businesses have been forced to shut until at least...

Happy birthday Govinda: When actor tried to get a job as a steward at a 5-star hotel, failed as ‘he couldn’t speak English’

India, Dec. 21 -- Actor Govinda made his film debut in 1986. Born Govind Ahuja, he looked nothing like a 'star' but for the next 15 years, there was simply no stopping him. He delivered hit after hit and blazed across the Bollywood horizon...

Minister: India being tested, will meet national security challenge in stand-off with China

India, Dec. 12 -- External affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday India was being tested and that he was confident that it would meet the national security challenge along the contested border amid the stalemate with China over the eastern sector of Ladakh...

Kaspersky: Information shared online becomes one’s reputation and creates an impact in the real world

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Manila, Dec. 10 -- Asia Pacific (APAC) is fertile land for social media, housing more than half of the world's total users and center of Facebook's growth. East Asia logs the most number of virtual network users at over 1 billion as of 2020, with...

Pandemic sends hunger rising in America, and children bear the brunt

by Chris Stein Before the pandemic closed her middle school and US immigration agents deported her father to El Salvador, Kimberly Orellana did not fear going hungry. But with her mother now alone and cleaning houses for pay that isn't enough to reliably feed Orellana and...

‘Fashion requires constant and relentless evolution’, says Federico Marchetti

India, Dec. 5 -- While customers think of what they're going to wear tomorrow, designers and fashion houses think one season ahead. Federico Marchetti, on the other hand, has been ahead of the curve by years. "My philosophy is to find a balance between the...

Online sales for Malaysian condom manufacturer, Karex jumps seven folds since MCO started

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 31 -- The start of the movement control order (MCO) in March to combat the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in seven-fold sales for one of the country's major condom manufacturer companies. Channel News Asia reported condom manufacturer Karex's chief executive officer Goh...

‘Political, economic or health emergency’? There’s only The Emergency in Constitution, say lawyers

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 24 -- Several lawyers polled by Malay Mail have cast doubts over the feasibility of the rumoured so-called "partial emergency" dubbed either a political, economic or health emergency, following speculation yesterday that the government is seeking such powers. Pointing to the Federal...

Trump’s trade war does little good for US industry

by Delphine TOUITOU When President Donald Trump visited a Whirlpool factory in Ohio in August, he boasted that his trade policy had led to the creation of about 200 jobs for the appliance manufacturer at the plant. But in slapping tariffs on appliances and components imported...

China’s super rich got $1.5 trillion richer during pandemic: report

China’s super wealthy have earned a record $1.5 trillion in 2020, more than the past five years combined, as e-commerce and gaming boomed during pandemic lockdowns, an annual rich list said Tuesday. An extra 257 people also joined the billionaires club in the world’s number-two...