Business leaders were more positive about their own enterprise in the third quarter, with 40 per cent describing their performance as either “Excellent” or “Good” – more than double the 18 per cent recorded in the previous three-month period. The fourth quarter looks to be even more promising, with 44 per cent predicting a strong […]

Vietnam frozen goods suffer as China tightens Covid-19 inspection regime

Despite China’s rising demand for frozen seafood, the tightened policies for pandemic control might delay delivery since the time needed for inspection could triple, Truong Dinh Hoe, general secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), told local media.

Switzerland votes against boosting business liability for rights abuses abroad

In the United States, President-Elect Joe Biden has said he’ll require public companies to make greater disclosures on climate risks in their supply chain. And earlier this year, the US House of Representatives passed a bill that would force publicly traded firms to audit their supply chains for forced labor in China’s predominantly Muslim Xinjiang […]

Businesses say good relationship with employees prevents sick leave abuse

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From small businesses to farmers, middle India is driving demand in pandemic-hit economy

A string of Marriot hotels in industrial towns like Sriperumbudur, Visakhapatnam and Nasik are operating at 50% to 60% occupancy with the bulk of guests working with domestic manufacturing companies, said Ashish Jakhanwala, CEO of hospitality firm SAMHI which owns the properties.

Good Question: Why Do We Practice Daylight Saving Time?

Benjamin Franklin is often credited with the original idea, but the inventor thought people could make better use of daylight hours by simply adjusting their wake-up times, rather than their clocks. It wasn’t until 1895 that a proposal was formally introduced by George Hudson to the Wellington Philosophical Society to change the time. The New […]

Lowest Price Ever: Samsung’s Galaxy Ion 15-Inch Ultrabook Drops to $699

If you’re a Samsung fan — or just a fan of low-price premium laptops with big, colorful screens — then you’ll be happy to see this ultra-premium laptop’s price drop precipitously. We saw a similar model of the Galaxy Ion go on sale previously for $1,099. Now on its own site, Samsung has knocked $400 […]

Rebel Wilson reaches her goal weight of 165 pounds after dropping more than 40 in dramatic ‘year of health’ makeover

Speaking about her relationship with her billionaire beau, she told E! News: “Some people on social media say, ‘Oh, well you lost weight and then you got a hot boyfriend.’ But, what I do want to say to those people is that I actually dated Jacob when I was at my heaviest as well.

India drop series after SCG deja vu

It wasn’t all doom for India while batting either, which is where this series loss will hurt the visitors even more. Shreyas Iyer and Kohli put on 93 for the third wicket, building on a 58-run opening stand that was short but quick. Iyer had his fair share of troubles against the short ball before […]

Why the Depression Was Good for Innovation in the Kitchen

In reality, though, its 1930s sales were relatively modest. According to Jeffrey T. Schnapp, “The Romance of Caffeine and Aluminum,” in Critical Inquiry (2001) the Moka Express was actually a slow seller before the war, partly because aluminum was still expensive, though considered patriotic because Italy produced the metal from native bauxite.