Europe burns cash to help businesses in deepening energy crisis
Russian President Vladimir Putin added to the energy price pain, sending oil and gas prices higher by announcing a partial military mobilisation.
Japan liquor businesses turn to non-alcoholic drinks to attract Gen Z
The popularity of low- and non-alcoholic drinks has risen worldwide, accelerated by the pandemic, which led many people to be more health conscious.
Help wanted: NZ industries struggle to find workers
Businesses from farms to retirement villages and hotels are scrambling to find workers - and competitively pushing up wages as they do, increasing the central bank's challenge in fighting inflation.
China's Wuhan shuts some businesses, transport amid new Covid cases
China, heavily invested in its 'dynamic Covid zero' policy, relies on mass testing, quick restriction on business activity and people's movements and strict quarantine of cases to block nascent clusters from widening.
Thai businesses cash in on cannabis, from milk tea to toothpaste
Dropping cannabis from Thailand's narcotics list has led to an explosion of recreational use.
China's Tianjin halts some businesses in fresh Covid curbs
Tianjin, with a population with over 12 million and home to factories linked to Boeing and Volkswagen, has reported 11 domestically transmitted infections.
Shanghai reports more Covid deaths as officials push work resumption
Authorities have called for a 'whitelist' of key industries and companies to be drawn up so production can continue, with over 600 firms identified for early work resumption in Shanghai.
Hong Kong reopens venues, extends dining hours as Covid cases fall
Some in the global financial hub flocked to salons and massage parlours, while others visited temples and churches which had also been shut.
Who’s to blame when big malls fall silent?
While the pandemic has knocked the wind out of many businesses over the past two years, some also point the finger at mall managements.
Give loans to people, not malls, banks told
Dominic Lau says it is individuals and small businesses that form the backbone of the economy.
Industry players fine with RM1 million compounds but say clear guidelines needed
They cite incidents in the past where different enforcement agencies have different interpretations of the SOPs.
Paving the way to greater ambitions through e-commerce
Two sellers on Shopee are looking at how to take advantage of the e-commerce platform and slowly expand their businesses nationwide and overseas.