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Economy 06 Aug 2018 | 12:28 AM

Saudi Arabia freezes new trade with Canada for urging activists' release

CAIRO/OTTAWA: Saudi Arabia will suspend new trade and investment with Canada after that country's foreign ministry urged Riyadh to release arrested civil rights activists, it said in a statement released to the official Saudi Press Agency on Sunday.

Business 18 Aug 2014 | 8:33 AM

Across Asia's borders, labour activists team up to press wage claims

JAKARTA/PHNOM PENH: Labour leaders behind the biggest strikes in Cambodia's $5 billion garment industry knew last year they had a strong case for higher wages: they had already compared notes with activists in neighbouring countries.

Business 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Union activists hold Cockerill Sambre management captive

Trade union activists held six top managers at Cockerill Sambre SA captive on Monday to protest a decision by its parent company Arcelor to freeze investment at the steel plant, a move which threatens over 2,000 jobs.

World 09 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Saudi Arabia jails two prominent rights activists for 10 years

RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian court sentenced two prominent political and human rights activists on Saturday to at least 10 years in prison for offences that included sedition and giving inaccurate information to foreign media.

Business 13 Mar 2008 | 12:00 AM

Activists turn up heat on US banks

Shareholder activists affiliated with union coalition Change to Win said they were considering lobbying investors to vote against directors and chief executives at six US banks that lost about US$100bil last year.

Business 01 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Yesterday’s raiders are today’s activists

Campaigning to maximise shareholder value has become more respectable

Plantations 25 Sep 2018 | 10:49 PM

Indonesian activists abseil down palm refinery tanks in deforestation protest

JAKARTA: Environmentalists abseiled down storage tanks and unfurled banners at a palm oil refinery in Indonesia on Tuesday in protest at deforestation of the country's tropical forests.

Business 14 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Climate activists change tactics

ADVOCATES of drastic cuts in carbon-dioxide emissions now speak a lot less than they once did about climate change. Climate campaigners changed their approach after the collapse of the Copenhagen climate-change summit last December and the revelation of mistakes in the United Nations climate panel's work - as well as in response to growing public skepticism and declining interest.

Business 08 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Berlin activists march to demand city seize housing from landlords

BERLIN: Thousands of Berlin residents took to the streets on Saturday to vent anger over surging rents and demand the expropriation of more than 200,000 apartments sold off to big private landlords, which they blame for changing the character of the city.

Business 21 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Unilever cuts costs on flights, products as activists take aim

LONDON: Unilever is sharpening its focus on profitability by lifting prices and cutting spending on everything from employee flights to product reformulations as activist investors take aim at consumer-goods giants wrestling with slow growth.