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Business 26 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Retirement strikes costing France US$557mil per day

PARIS: France's massive strikes opposing changes in the country's pension system showed some signs of weakening when Marseille garbage collectors and workers at three oil refineries voted to end their walkouts.

Business 18 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Toyota is latest car maker hit by strike in China

SHANGHAI: Strikes have hit two of Toyota's China-based parts suppliers in another sign of growing unrest among the migrant workers who are the backbone of the country's industrial sector.

Business 08 Jun 2010 | 12:00 AM

Honda assessing impact of latest supplier strike

SHANGHAI: Honda Motor Co. said Tuesday it was assessing the impact of a walkout by some workers at one of its parts suppliers in China, just days after resolving a strike that froze car production at four factories.

Business 25 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

British Airways cabin crew on 5-day strike

LONDON: British Airways cabin crews has begun a five-day strike to protest cost-cutting changes at the loss-making airline, forcing it to scrap almost half its flights out of London's Heathrow Airport.

Business 24 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

British Airways strives to recover from impact of 3-day strike

LONDON: British Airways said Tuesday it is canceling fewer flights through an upcoming four-day cabin crew strike because more employees want to cross the picket line.

Business 05 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Greece says 5-yr bond 3 times oversubscribed

ATHENS, Greece: Greece raised badly needed cash with a new bond issue Thursday, passing a key test of its ability to avoid a disastrous debt default and dig out of a financial crisis that has shaken the European Union.

Business 25 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oil prices rise to $80

NEW YORK (AP): Crude prices got a boost Wednesday after U.S. stock markets rallied, giving investors hope that oil demand will pick up in the second half of the year on an improving economy.

Business 23 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Striking Lufthansa pilots to suspend their walkout

FRANKFURT: Lufthansa and its pilots are set to return to the cockpit after the German airline and a key union agreed to halt a four-day strike that disrupted travelers and was poised to go on through noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Business 22 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lufthansa cuts 800 flights as pilots strike(update)

BERLIN: German airline Lufthansa canceled about 800 of its flights Monday after more than 4,000 of its pilots began a four-day walkout.

Business 18 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

One million British Airways passengers get Christmas present

LONDON: An estimated 1 million passengers, fearful of losing their holiday trips because of a British Airways strike by cabin crews, have just received an early Christmas present.