BEIJING (AP) — China’s Cabinet says it will ease restrictions on credit card processing in a move that might help to resolve a lengthy dispute with the United States over access for Visa, Mastercard and other foreign competitors.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. says its third-quarter income has plunged 49 percent to the lowest level in nearly three years as its handset business slows down.
BEIJING (AP) — A joint venture between Volkswagen and a Chinese partner is recalling 270,000 cars in China to repair a software problem that might prevent airbags from activating properly.
BEIJING (AP) — The World Bank says China’s economic growth could decline to close to 7 percent next year but Beijing should focus on pushing ahead with market-oriented reforms instead of trying to stick to official growth targets.
At a time when much of Indonesia’s media remains fixated on president Joko Widodo’s cabinet selection, a separate drama of much more immediate import to Jakarta’s poor has been quietly unfolding elsewhere in the capital. Last week a tripartite forum of trade union leaders, employers’ associations and bureaucrats from the Jakarta city administration gathered to negotiate a new provincial minimum wage for 2015. The talks proved to be a baptism of fire for the newly empowered, straight-talking governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama who angrily rejected workers’ demands for a 22.9% wage hike from Rp 2.4m ($197) to Rp 3m ($247) per month.
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