Published: January 09, 2021
The bargain with the business world worked like this: They mostly tolerated President Donald Trump's sometimes outrageous behavior in exchange for business-friendly corporate tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks, deals they celebrated over Oval Office handshakes.
Published: November 09, 2020
In January, the experiential travel platform Peek celebrated $1 billion in bookings since its founding in 2012. Then the novel coronavirus hit. Ruzwana Bashir, founder of the San Francisco-based start-up, watched business vanish overnight. "By April, we were at zero," she says. "With America in lockdown, people couldn't experience anything. Things looked dire."
Published: May 23, 2020
The first-quarter net profit of companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) plummetted 60.5 per cent year on year as energy, public utility, petroleum and chemical businesses were affected by the economic slowdown, oil oversupply and oil price war.
Published: April 12, 2020
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe instructed relevant ministries and agencies to ask all businesses in seven prefectures where a state of emergency has been declared, including Tokyo, to take measures to reduce the number of people working in offices by at least 70%. Abe issued the instruction at a meeting of the new coronavirus infection task force at the Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday.
Published: March 30, 2020
Standard Chartered announced today (March 30) that it will commit US$1 billion to fund companies that provide goods and services in the fight against Covid-19, and those planning the switch into making products that are in high demand in stemming the global pandemic.
Published: March 26, 2020
Automaker General Motors and Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, have offered to make hospital ventilators, and other manufacturers are being called upon by the Trump administration to quickly make 500 million N95 air-filtering respirator masks.
Published: February 07, 2020
Fifteen supermarkets and buyers in the US, UK and EU have sent a letter to Chalermchai Sreeon, Minister of Agricultural and Cooperatives, as well as the Royal Thai embassies abroad, praising Thailand for its progress in reforming the fishery industry and rectifying key pieces of legislation which have resulted in positive developments in its fishing practices.
Published: April 24, 2019
Anti-sexual harassment advocates and legal experts have called on society and the media to stand up against sexual harassment by refusing to tolerate it, and to introduce a new code of conduct against harassment as well as against media malpractice within media organisations.