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  1. Myanmese artist passionate about the fruit of her labour

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. While the rest of the city was getting smoochy on Thursday, the Asia Fine Art gallery took a more artistic approach to the flowers and romance of Valentine's Day. It hosted the opening of Myanmese p ...

  2. Asian side of the labour coin

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... a competitive advantage in the cost of their labour. So this coin's bad side is that some people in America have to look for new work when the jobs they are doing can be done for less money ... is that most of the time in the US you hear only about that one side of the coin. But how exactly are Asians helping Americans? For starters, Asia's labour profit has not produced unrelenting evil ...

  3. Slim pickings for plantations' forgotten tea labourers

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Mark Williams

    ... a grocer's boy from Glasgow. But the industry also gathered tens of thousands of Hindu labourers from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, transplanted and then, with the advent of independence ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Move fast when overheating hits, IMF warns Asia

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... by "strong" labour market conditions, "robust" consumer confidence and household disposable income, falling unemployment rates and rising real wages, the IMF said. Economies might also ... on Asia's most open economies", including lower investment and employment in export-dependent sectors and possibly lower remittances by overseas labour, it said. ...

  5. Cost of living

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... source- Japan, a country famous for its efficient control of immigration. The plight of the workers was laid bare in a recently published report titled 'Throwaway Labour', by China Labour Bulletin. It documents the long hours, low pay and bad living and working conditions of Chinese in farms, textile plants and other factories. It focuses on Japan, but the same story ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Japanese companies must adapt to a changed Asia

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... of Japan pump out more money at low interest rates. Domestic production cannot absorb it all, given that labour and other costs remain high, despite the managed drop in the yen's value. ... the ways it operates in Asia. If Japanese companies return looking for the old Asia of strong men, cheap land and servile, low-wage labour, their expectations will be frustrated. In the Fukuda ...

  7. Inflation, weak dollar require pay rise for maids, says union

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... labour attache yesterday confirmed that the Philippines' acting labour secretary, Marianito Roque, met Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung briefly earlier this month. ... to have to deal with,' Ms Canete said. A spokeswoman for the Labour and Welfare Department confirmed a meeting between the two labour chiefs was held on April 2, and said the minimum wage ...

  8. Drawing talent

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In response, calls for greater investment become louder. It is hoped that greater efficiency can compensate for the reduction in raw labour input. This is certainly an ideal solution. But the magnitude ... property and high-quality education for their children, it is likely to deter them from migrating. The second is to improve labour market efficiency. Even if there is a large supply of overseas ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hundreds of political prisoners, eased media restrictions and brought the opposition back into politics. Car dealers prepare for a Labour Day spin The mainland's three-day Labour Day holiday ...

  10. Pledge to keep the US dollar peg promises a volatile future

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is likely to shrink and could even disappear. That might sound an improbable claim after years in which manufacturers have fled US shores to take advantage of cheap labour costs in China and other ... in one million robots over the next three years. This is a huge switch. It means manufacturers in different countries will no longer be competing on their labour costs but on their cost ...




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