‘Companies are seldom treated like this’: how Huawei fought back

To dispel US suspicions, Chinese telecom firm welcomed dozens of journalists into its labsA pillar box red electric train connects Paris, Verona and Grenada via Budapest’s Liberty Bridge and on to Heidelberg Castle in a 120-hectare fantasy business par…

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Longer working hours do not mean higher profits, say economists

Overwork can have business costs and is the main reason for workplace sickness in the UKIn the backlash against the “996” working schedule, China’s tech workers say their bosses have lost valuable productivity gains that could have been generated with …

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Working 9 to 9: Chinese tech workers push back against long hours

Staff at Alibaba, Huawei and other big firms are sharing evidence of unpaid compulsory overtime Chinese tech employees are pushing back against the industry’s notoriously long hours, known as the “996” schedule of working from 9am to 9pm, six days a we…

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UK sounds alarm over rising debt levels in poorest countries

International development secretary calls for creditors such as China to be transparentBritain’s international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, has sounded the alarm over rising debt levels in the poorest countries amid fears heavy repayments wil…

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World leaders ignore David Attenborough at their peril | Larry Eliott

Nations should heed global warming warning – and also take lesson from Bretton Woods in 1944Fragile and delicate. The adjectives said it all. The mood at the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank was sombre. The global ec…

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The most serious threat to emerging economies is a US recession | Barry Eichengreen

Recent respite for China, on which other emerging markets are highly leveraged, could be short-livedSuddenly it seems that emerging-market economies have gained a respite. Capital flows to these economies dried up in the second half of last year as the…

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