Google’s Pichai upset with Trump’s ban on Asian expats

Google’s Pichai upset with Trump’s ban on Asian expats

By Rob Price/Business Insider Google has criticized Donald Trump over an executive order on immigration and recalled some staff from overseas. In a memo to employees reported on Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal, Sundar Pichai slammed the effects of the directive on Google staff. “We’re upset about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on...

After regaining GSP+, European companies interested in Sri Lanka

After regaining GSP+, European companies interested in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Jan 30 (NIA) - European companies have expressed keen interest to develop commercial ties in Sri Lanka following the recent announcement by the European Commission on the restoration of the GSP plus trade facility, a statement by the Foreign Ministry said here Monday. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama held discussions with...

Uber to launch UberEATS in India soon

Uber to launch UberEATS in India soon

Mumbai, Jan 24 - Cab aggregator Uber, will soon introduce a standalone app called UberEATS that makes getting great food as easy as pushing a button. Talking about the company’s new food delivery service, Allen Penn, Asia Pacific’s head of UberEATS, said “I am incredibly excited about bringing UberEATS to India. This is a significant investment, it spans multiple cities...

China’s Alibaba interested in investing in Sri Lanka

China’s Alibaba interested in investing in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Jan 19 (NIA) - China's e-commerce giant, Alibaba has shown keen interest in investing in Sri Lanka and to build an e-Commerce platform to further promote it’s on-line business ventures, Sri Lanka's Finance Ministry said in a statement here on Thursday. Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, held discussions with the Founder of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, on the sidelines of the...

Chinese middle class patients prefer treatment in foreign hospitals

Chinese middle class patients prefer treatment in foreign hospitals

By Teng Jing Xuan and Li Yan/Caixin At the Cancer Institute Hospital of JFCR in Tokyo, Chinese nationals account for almost half of all international patients. But Japan isn’t the only place where Chinese medical tourists are making their presence felt. Each popular destination has its specialty — vitro fertilization in Los Angeles and Bangkok and plastic surgery in Seoul....

Sri Lanka has many domestic barriers to export, says Verite Research

Sri Lanka has many domestic barriers to export, says Verite Research

Colombo, January 18 (The New Indian Express): Apart from Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) in other countries, domestic trade barriers of various kinds also hamper Sri Lanka’s agricultural exports, reveals a recent study done by Verite Research (VR), a Colombo-based think tank. Briefing the media on the findings of the study here on Wednesday, economists Nishan de Mel and Subhashini Abeysinghe said...

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

By Jason Hickel/The Guardian We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) give generously of their wealth to the poorer nations of the global south, to help them eradicate poverty and push them up the...

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