Half of workers in Singapore spend well over eight hours a day at the office and 50 percent regularly take work home to finish in the evening. This evidence of long working hours is seen in the latest global survey findings from Regus.
With more freedom given to employees for accessing daily deal and social networking sites (SNS), such as Groupon, Facebook and Google+, or even for shopping online with a work-supplied device, more business and IT professionals in China and Hong Kong expect that employees will do more holiday online shopping during working hours this year than those in Asia and in the States, according to the
In stark contrast to 2010 where satisfaction levels were largely similar across small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprises, in 2011, companies which showed the highest levels of satisfaction with their business performance were those with between 200 and 999 employees.
With the prospect of delisting from the Tokyo Stock Exchange hanging over its head, Japanese camera and medical equipment giant Olympus Corp. bit the bullet on 8 November and disclosed that its 2008 takeover of Gyrus Group was tainted with irregularities.
Ernst & Young has released a new quarterly Rapid Growth Markets Forecast (RGMF) that focuses on economies that include the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and other rapid growth markets (RGMs) that the accounting firm judges to be becoming in
China’s securities regulator Shang Fulin has been appointed as chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, where he will oversee the nation’s banking watchdog. He will replace Liu Mingkang in part of the biggest reshuffle of financial officials in a decade, reports Bloomberg.
If you have a choice between setting up your China headquarters in Beijing or in Shanghai, choose Shanghai for the sake of your people’s health. According to a compilation of air quality data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Beijing’s air is far dirtier than Shanghai’s.
Tom Naratil, CFO of fraud-hit Swiss bank UBS, must be wondering what he’s got himself into. Just three months into the job, he was blindsided, along with CEO Oswald Gruebel, by alleged fraud and false accounting perpetrated by 31-year-old accused rogue trader Kweku Adoboli, which has resulted in a loss of more than US$2 billion for UBS.