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South Korea to grant smaller firms one-year grace period for 52-hour workweek implementation

South Korea to grant smaller firms one-year grace period for 52-hour workweek implementation

  Seoul:  South Korea plans to give a one-year grace period to the country’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in adopting the 52-hour workweek system, the labor ministry said Wednesday, reflecting financial concerns for the smaller firms amid an economic slowdown. The 52-hour policy was initially devised to cap the average working hours at 52 […]

Locust swarms destroy vegetation, crops in Sindh province of Pakistan

Locust swarms destroy vegetation, crops in Sindh province of Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi: Locust swarms’ attacks have caused serious damages to the standing crops in 11 districts of Sindh province including the suburban areas of Karachi, the provincial capital, during last seven months, the provincial government officials said. Locust, a short-horned grasshopper in the family of Acrididae, is not new to Pakistan. […]

Hong Kong clash with destiny

Hong Kong clash with destiny

By Ivan Lim Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: Singapore:  A divisive Hong Kong has settled into an uneasy calm following last Sunday’s district-level elections. The momentum from close to six months of street protests marked by clashes with riot-police helped  the pro-democracy camp  outpolled their pro-establishment rivals in a historic shift in six such elections. The […]

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia causeway marks 33 years of operations

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia causeway marks 33 years of operations

By Habib Toumi Manama: King Fahad Causeway, a series of bridges and causeways that link the island of Bahrain and Saudi mainland, today marks 33 years. The causeway, Bahrain’s only terrestrial link with another country, is named after former king of Saudi Arabia Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud who ruled from June 1982 until […]

Malaysia shows interest in South Korea’s advancement in aerospace

Malaysia shows interest in South Korea’s advancement in aerospace

Sacheon: Malaysia is interested with the progress and development achieved by South Korea in the aerospace industry, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. Speaking during his visit to Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) facility here, the prime minister said South Korea has made great strides in the highly-technological field since the last time he visited […]

Kazakhstan to modernize over 3,000 villages by 2024

Kazakhstan to modernize over 3,000 villages by 2024

Nur-Sultan: Kazakhstan plans to modernize 3,477 villages by 2024 in accordance with new regional standards, First Deputy Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov has said. Under the plan, drinking water, repaired roads and basic social facilities will be made available in the most remote rural areas, Smailov said at a session by the ruling Nur Otan Party, […]

Central Asian leaders to meet in Tashkent

Central Asian leaders to meet in Tashkent

Tashkent: The expansion of regional cooperation between the Central Asian states across several sectors will be high on the agenda of the second consultative meeting of heads of Central Asian states when they meet in Tashkent on on November 29, Uzbek state news agency UzA has reported. The summit agenda of the leaders of Kazakhstan, […]

Emirates firms up $8.8 billion order for 30 Boeing 787s at 2019 Dubai Airshow

Emirates firms up $8.8 billion order for 30 Boeing 787s at 2019 Dubai Airshow

    Dubai: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has signed a full purchase agreement for 30 Boeing 787-9 aircraft, worth $8.8 billion at list prices, at the Dubai Airshow 2019. Under its agreement with Boeing, Emirates has exercised its right to substitute the B777x with B787s, the company said. This deal includes Boeing 787 […]

Luxury fashion powerhouses rush into South Korean market

Luxury fashion powerhouses rush into South Korean market

Seoul: When it comes to purchasing luxury and premium products and services, South Koreans are almost on par with other major countries. Indeed, South Koreans’ love for luxury goods is astonishing, and that’s why high-end brands, which are known to stick to their heritage and tradition, have recently taken new and innovative moves in South […]

Korea, Japan fail to narrow differences in trade talks

Korea, Japan fail to narrow differences in trade talks

Geneva: South Korea and Japan failed to narrow their differences in a second round of talks Tuesday aimed at resolving their dispute over Tokyo’s export restrictions, Seoul’s chief negotiator said. The six-hour-long meeting was arranged as part of a dispute settlement process under rules of the World Trade Organization. South Korea earlier filed a complaint […]

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