China's exit bans multiply as political control tightens under Xi
Attention on the exit bans comes as China-US tensions have risen over trade and security disputes.
Flexible working hours are good for business, UN says
The report examines the crisis response measures governments and businesses used as the pandemic spread, aimed at keeping organisations functioning and workers employed.
China's great reopening may come too late for many businesses
China, the last among major countries not treating Covid as endemic, this month unveiled 20 new steps that eased its stringent anti-Covid policies.
China reports new Covid cases, some Beijing businesses shut
Beijing authorities are on high alert in the hope of preventing the numerous Omicron variant outbreaks in other cities from spreading to the capital.
As recession looms, British business sends out lending SOS
Banks are increasingly nervous about extending credit to small companies, as rising costs of debt, labour and raw materials put the business case of lending to such companies under unprecedented strain.
Over a third of UK pubs and restaurants cut hours to save on energy bills
Many hospitality businesses also reported reduced demand as their patrons too had been hit by surging energy bills since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Petty traders welome MPN call for extended moratorium
They say the move would give them more room to manoeuvre and allow them to shore up their businesses.
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.