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Business 20 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Trump’s infrastructure drive seen colliding with US skilled labour crunch

WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump’s drive to rebuild US roads, bridges, ports and other public works projects with a US$1 trillion infrastructure investment plan would come as the country faces a shortage of skilled labourers.

Business 09 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

North Koreans don't show for work at Kaesong factory park

SEOUL: North Korean labourers did not show up for work on Tuesday at a factory complex operated with South Korea, companies with operations there said, effectively shutting down the zone for the first time since it began shipments in 2004.

Business 21 Dec 2013 | 7:16 AM

From street stalls to bourses, South East Asia's traditional medicine makers promise panacea

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE: On rainy days in Jakarta, a canny street merchant like Emi can sell two dozen sachets of herbal cold cure Tolak Angin to office workers and labourers sniffling by her roadside stall.

Business 26 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM

Understanding the big picture

RECENTLY, labour issues have been making the headlines. Human Resources Ministry reported that over 5,100 employees have been retrenched in the finance and insurance industries since January 2016.

Business 25 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Canada province probes complaint over China workers

NEW YORK: British Columbia authorities said on Wednesday they are investigating complaints by a labour group that local mining jobs are being advertised in China by recruiters in exchange for hefty recruitment fees.

Business 07 Jan 2017 | 12:00 AM

Are you a human trafficker?

The fight against forced labour may be costly but it’s necessary

Business 18 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

Industrial building system receives mixed response

JOHOR BARU: A labour shortage in the construction industry has led to the industrial building system (IBS) gaining popularity and acceptance in Johor.

Business 27 May 2013 | 8:48 AM

Muted 75th anniversary of the Volkswagen on Sunday at its home town

WOLFSBURG, Germany: Europe's number one carmaker Volkswagen is not keen on celebrating the 75th birthday of its German home town of Wolfsburg on Sunday because of the long shadow cast by Adolf Hitler there.