Inequality, low wages weaken global growth: IMF official

A 3.5 percent global growth rate is weak in historical terms.

Internet giants, once above the fray, on the defensive in Washington: Analysis

Major Internet firms have previously avoided virtually all types of government regulation in the United States, ...

EU seeks more protection for Uber-style jobs

The EU commission wants to raise social protections as more than a third of EU workers has non-standard contract. 

Guilty pleasure / Bubble tea's ascension to the throne as queen of drinks in Vietnam

What started as a sweet treat for teenage girls is now an office staple and is even impacting the real estate ...

A private solution for China’s zombie company problem? Unlikely

China's state-run companies dominate the country's key industries, from banking to insurance, energy, and telecoms.

Rap and the Party: China taps youth culture to hook millennial cadres

Erstwhile rock and roll rebels have cleaned up their acts to placate censors or been sidelined.

Going under the knife in China's plastic surgery stampede

Plastic surgery is booming in China, fuelled by rising incomes, growing Western influences, and the imperative of ...

Rap and the Party: China taps youth culture to hook millennial cadres

Erstwhile rock and roll rebels have cleaned up their acts to placate censors or been sidelined.

Tropical pressure system on course to hit Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay

The depression is forecast to bring heavy downpours to Hanoi and other parts of the north.

Paris once again the world's undisputed fashion capital

New York, Milan and London have all tried to take its crown, but more than ever Paris remains fashion's reference ...

Vietnamese runner conquers the mountains to win 100km ultramarathon in Sa Pa

After running all day, Tran Duy Quang held off an international field to clock a time of 13 hours and 17 minutes.
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