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Source: The Guradian

'No other way to fight back': Philippines call center workers battle unfair quotas

Today 19:06 GMT

Sara Prestoza has worked as a call center employee in the Philippines for 12 years, a country where several corporations such as Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon outsource their customer service and technical support services, relying on a cheap labor source of its 1.3 million call center workers.

“We understand the business, and why they started in the Philippines, but we did not expect the exploitation,” said Prestoza, who is also president of the Unified Employees of Alorica (UEA), the only union of call center employees in the Philippines. “We have no choice but to accept additional jobs without additional pay because we are already in the company and we’ll be terminated otherwise.”

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Source: DW

Who's the man who could bring down Japan's auto industry?

Today 19:06 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Ghosn became president of Nissan Motor Co. in June 2000, at a time when others in the auto industry were balking at the task of rebuilding the company.

In the space of a few hours on Monday, Carlos Ghosn, who was previously credited with almost single-handedly rescuing one of Japan's flagship car companies and restoring it to a viable global competitor, lost all of his credibility.

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Source: BBC

Sugar tax on soft drinks raises £154m

Today 16:22 GMT

Products such as cakes, biscuits and other foods are not covered by the tax, although a separate initiative is encouraging manufacturers to reduce the sugar content of those items voluntarily.

The clampdown on sugar use has seen certain leading brands, including Fanta, Ribena and Lucozade, cut the sugar content of their drinks. The introduction of the levy means the UK joins a small handful of nations that have introduced similar taxes, including Mexico, France and Norway.

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Source: Common Domain

How old-school manufacturers can reinvent themselves and beat back the software giants

Today 11:45 GMT

Even here, the software giants could catch up, probably by acquiring an additive manufacturer and investing heavily in the software.

Amazon AMZN, +0.62% owning a bricks-and-mortar retailer is only the start of the software giants invading the traditional economy.

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Source: BBC

Why industry can combat climate change

Tuesday 06:05 GMT

"However, the Commission is very clear that these transitions won't happen by themselves - it's going to need governments to step forwards with policies, and to do so quickly."

A coalition of business, finance and civil society leaders from energy producers and users - supports the aim of the 2015 Paris climate deal of limiting global warming to 1.5C, or at the very least, well below 2C.

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Source: BBC

UK industry to make new 'Hotbirds'

Tuesday 12:41 GMT

"At this particular time, it's good to see a vote of confidence in the UK space industry, in terms of the talent and the skills we have here to deliver world-class contracts."

The current trio of spacecraft in this location deliver over a 1,000 channels to 135 million homes across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East - including BBC services. The contract, worth "more than €200m", is a welcome boost to the Airbus factories in Stevenage and Portsmouth in the south of England, and their supply chain.

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Source: The Guradian

Why is the skincare industry still ignoring people of colour?

Tuesday 12:41 GMT

The global skincare industry is set to be worth $180bn (£140bn) by 2024, but according to a report by Superdrug, 70% of black and Asian women in the UK do not feel that the high street caters for them.

Luxury skincare label Epara creates products that target discolouration, and Skin by Mamie, beloved by supermodel Iman, offers skincare solutions to those “from all walks of life and ethnicities”.

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Source: Common Domain

Opioid Industry Takes New York to Court Over New Levy

Tuesday 13:36 GMT

Opioid makers and distributors are fighting a novel New York state law that aims to collect hundreds of millions of dollars from the industry to help defray costs of the opioid crisis, with some companies re-engineering their supply chain to avoid the new tax.

“Basic economic reality dictates that if a generic manufacturer is guaranteed to lose money on its sale or distribution of an opioid medication in New York, it will abandon the New York opioid market completely,” Mallinckrodt said in the suit, which it filed under the name of its generic-drug subsidiary, SpecGx LLC.

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Source: Reuters

Breakingviews - Cannabis industry shops for a suit and tie

Tuesday 11:45 GMT

This month’s U.S. elections brought a modest victory for the cannabis industry, with opponents like Texas Representative Pete Sessions losing seats and three states – Missouri, Utah and Michigan – voting to legalize in one way or another.

There are 111 pot-related companies on the Canadian Securities Exchange – the only North American bourse where firms with business dealings in the United States can issue shares – and cannabis producers accounted for the majority of the $3.6 billion raised on the CSE in the first 10 months of the year.

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Source: DW

German BDI industry head warns of 'disastrous' hard Brexit with no-deal

Monday 04:14 GMT

The consequences of a no-deal, hard Brexit would be felt by companies and workers in Britain and across Europe, Kempf added.

However, some Conservative lawmakers who campaigned against Brexit have warned their party hardliners they would act to prevent a no-deal Brexit. May may also face a challenge to her leadership in a no-confidence vote being prepared by hardline Brexiteers in her own party.


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