SMEs remake themselves amid cost pressures

COST and manpower pressures are forcing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to rethink how they do business, with the majority shying away from simply introducing new products and instead re-examining what they do, and doing more of what they can do well...

Energy & Commodities

[PARIS] French oil company Total has appointed refining boss Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to succeed Christophe de Margerie who was killed in a plane crash in Moscow this week.

Government & Economy

[TOKYO] Japan's shaky economy was dealt another blow Wednesday, as official data showed a widening September trade deficit that puts the world's number-three economy on track to log a record annual shortfall...

Banking & Finance

[HONG KONG] Some of the world's biggest banks and asset managers have asked the Hong Kong securities regulator for more time to prepare for a landmark China stock trading link due to uncertainty over the rules of the scheme, according to a letter...


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