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Philippines suffers worst job losses in 15 years due to Covid-19 and lockdown

December 04, 2020 3:12 PM

MANILA (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - About 4.5 million Filipinos have lost their jobs this year with the unemployment rate at 10.4 percent - the highest in 15 years, the government reported, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown shuttering thousands of businesses.

Cathay Pacific to cut 5,900 jobs, end Cathay Dragon brand

October 22, 2020 5:00 AM

SYDNEY • Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways yesterday said it would slash 5,900 jobs and end its regional Cathay Dragon brand, joining peers in cutting costs as it grapples with a plunge in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Indonesia's jobs law endangers environment, say activists, investors

October 10, 2020 2:14 PM

JAKARTA/SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - Environmentalists in Indonesia are calling for the reversal of a controversial law aimed at job creation because it is seen favouring business interests at the expense of the environment and labour.

Job creation Bill: What has been agreed so far

September 29, 2020 5:00 AM

JAKARTA • Indonesia's Parliament is set to vote within weeks on a flagship job creation Bill to improve the investment climate and streamline business rules in South-east Asia's biggest economy.

Australian public broadcaster to cut 250 jobs

June 24, 2020 2:34 PM

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's public broadcaster announced on Wednesday (June 24) it will cut 250 staff, the latest in a slew of redundancies as the country's conservative government seeks to slash taxpayer funding.

Thailand may lose 2 million jobs due to coronavirus: Planning agency

May 28, 2020 3:10 PM

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand may lose up to 2 million jobs this year, particularly in the tourist industry, as the novel coronavirus outbreak undermines economic activity, the state planning agency said on Thursday (May 28).

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