A typical morning for Donal Wikarta, 32, a grocer in the Mandiri Summarecon Kelapa Gading Market, starts as early as 3:30 a.m. Donal drives from his residence in Bekasi to Senen Market to buy from suppliers and continues on to Kelapa Gading to prepare for when his market opens at 6 a.m. In his stall, Donal sells a variety of Chinese foods ranging from kwetiau (flat rice noodles), noodles, meatballs and fish balls to springroll sheets. “I prepare everything before the market opens at six o’clock and stay here until 11:30 a.m. every day,” Donal told The Jakarta Post on Jan. 21 at his shop. Born into a Chinese-Indonesian family, Donal has been working in the family business since he was still in junior high school. “They have been taking me to the market to help out since I was small. Usually, I tagged along every weekend. This went on until I graduated from university. Saturdays and Sundays were market days for me,” said Donal with a … [Read more...] about Proud of family business, millennial-generation grocer continues legacy
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BEIJING: Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei survived food shortages during China's Cultural Revolution, but now the reclusive billionaire identified as "Individual-1" in a US indictment faces an existential fight for his family and company.Ren, 74, founded Huawei in 1987 with just 21,000 yuan (US$5,600) and watched it grow into a global behemoth with 180,000 employees operating in 170 countries, sales of 206 million smartphones last year, and revenue topping US$100 billion.But broad criminal charges unveiled in the United States this week are now threatening to wreck his empire and put his daughter, Huawei's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, behind bars.The accusations dealt a blow to Huawei's image just as the famously secretive company had mounted a media blitz to salvage its reputation, with Ren leading the charge to dispute espionage concerns.Huawei's PR department "says we're at a stage of crisis transition, I need to make our customers understand us," Ren told Chinese media this … [Read more...] about Huawei’s founder faces fight for company and family
By Jesse McLean Investigative Reporter Robert Cribb Investigative Reporter Tues., Nov. 27, 2018 Inside the New Brunswick Heart Centre, workers toil away in the surgery department and special examination rooms, assigned to cut costly bottlenecks so more patients can be seen more quickly. These workers are not hospital employees, however. They’re from a branch of Medtronic, a medical device giant that makes life-changing products from insulin pumps to pacemakers. Medtronic doesn’t just sell medical devices. The company’s burgeoning Integrated Health Solutions (IHS) business has consulted and partnered with more than 100 hospitals around the world, often with units that specialize in health conditions for which Medtronic makes devices. Under the deals, Medtronic does everything from managing cardiac catheterization labs to overseeing inventory to consulting services. Article Continued Below This is a new frontier of … [Read more...] about This company has paid millions to settle claims it defrauded U.S. government health programs. Now it’s partnering with Canadian public hospitals
Explosive allegations made by a South Korean lawmaker and detailed in a leading South Korean newspaper point the finger at a leading Korean company as being responsible for hundreds of deaths and thousands of homeless in July’s Laotian dam collapse. According to ruling-party lawmaker Kim Kyung-hyup, and to a related report in the leading left-leaning Korean daily The Hankyoreh published on October 15, the company with lead responsibility for the project, SK Engineering and Construction, made dams lower than called for in plans and altered some materials in order to maximize profits. The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox As per SK E&C documents reportedly obtained by Kim and passed on to the Hankyoreh, the company used its authority to tweak existing designs to maximize “maintenance costs and profits.” So, the heights of auxiliary dams were lowered by an average of 6.5 meters from the original design, and some construction … [Read more...] about Did Korean builder’s corner-cutting lead to Laotian dam disaster?
More companies leaning toward flexible working hours, says study Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star) - June 3, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Companies in the Philippines are recognizing that moving away from the traditional 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. office schedule is better for their businesses, a new global study showed. The IWG Flexible Working Survey found that in the Philippines, businesses recognized that offering flexible working strategies to their employees provided them with significant benefits such as productivity enhancement, staff retention and job satisfaction, alongside other financial and strategic advantages. The study covered 18,000 business people from a range of different industries across 96 countries, including the Philippines. “People from Seattle to Singapore, Philippines to Vietnam no longer need to spend so much time in a particular office,” said Mark Dixon, founder and CEO of IWG, … [Read more...] about More companies leaning toward flexible working hours, says study