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AseanPlus News 01 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Striking workers defy call for industrial peace

B>SEOUL:/BThousands of South Korean labour activists rallied yesterday to support a walkout by railway workers, defying President Roh Moo-Hyun's call for industrial peace.

AseanPlus News 19 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

State firms seek senior managers

SIX of China's biggest state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have jointly launched their most ambitious recruitment campaign for senior managers.

AseanPlus News 25 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

State firms attract foreigners

A RECRUITMENT campaign by six of China's biggest state-owned enterprises for senior managers has attracted 463 applicants from home and abroad.

AseanPlus News 06 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Unemployment expected to rise

DESPITE its robust growth, the Chinese economy is expected to live with a long-term dilemma - soaring unemployment - mainly due to a labour oversupply.

AseanPlus News 12 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Millions to lose jobs as state firms streamline

SOME three million workers may lose their jobs every year until 2006 as China#8217;s over-staffed state firms streamline.

AseanPlus News 15 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

China’s People’s Congress amends constitution

China's parliament amended the constitution yesterday to protect private property, a landmark move that waters down the core Communist ideology of the world's most populous nation.

AseanPlus News 17 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Sonia set to be sworn in

Indian Prime Minister-elect Sonia Gandhi and her new government are likely to be sworn in on Wednesday after a hectic weekend sealing deals with allies and new partners, officials in her Congress party said.

AseanPlus News 18 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Setback for Sonia, Indian stock market crashes

Indian prime minister-elect Sonia Gandhi faced her first crisis yesterday, before even taking power, when pivotal leftists refused to formally join her government and markets crashed on fears over economic policy.

AseanPlus News 29 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

New Indian govt sets economic policy

India's new ruling coalition got down to putting its policies into practice yesterday while Hindu nationalists, consigned to the opposition after a shock election defeat, vowed to return to power.

AseanPlus News 26 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

More support for private firms

MORE previously forbidden economic sectors, even the national defence industry, have been opened to private investors, according to a new policy released by the State Council on Thursday.