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China state news agency urges end to long work hours in tech

China state news agency urges end to long work hours in tech

BEIJING — China’s official Xinhua News Agency is calling for shorter work hours in the country’s tech sector following the sudden death last week of a young employee at a leading e-commerce platform.
Where is Jack Ma, China's e-commerce pioneer?

Where is Jack Ma, China's e-commerce pioneer?

BEIJING — China’s best-known entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, made his fortune by taking big risks. The former English teacher founded Alibaba Group in 1999, when China had few internet users.
NYSE withdraws plans to delist 3 Chinese phone carriers

NYSE withdraws plans to delist 3 Chinese phone carriers

BEIJING — The New York Stock Exchange has withdrawn plans to delist shares of three Chinese state-owned phone carriers. The shares were to be removed under an order from President Donald Trump, a move Beijing had warned might lead to retaliation.
Iran starts 20% uranium enrichment, seizes South Korean ship

Iran starts 20% uranium enrichment, seizes South Korean ship

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran began enriching uranium Monday to levels unseen since its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and also seized a South Korean-flagged tanker near the crucial Strait of Hormuz, a double- barrelled challenge to the Wes
Mercer Canada report says rally in stocks helped strengthen pension plans to end year

Mercer Canada report says rally in stocks helped strengthen pension plans to end year

A rally on the stock market in the fourth quarter helped boost the strength of Canadian defined benefit pension plans to end the year, a report by Mercer Canada said Monday.

Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange: Toronto Stock Exchange (17,527.77, up 94.41 points.) Zenabis Global Inc. (TSX:ZENA). Health care. Up less than one cent, or 14.29 per cent, to six cents on 27.
Ottawa urged to ban CEO bonuses if wage subsidy paid and add top COVID tax bracket

Ottawa urged to ban CEO bonuses if wage subsidy paid and add top COVID tax bracket

TORONTO — The federal government is being urged to explicitly prevent Canada's highest-paid CEOs from getting bonuses if their companies obtained wage subsidies.
Government travel controversies expose need for risk management plans, experts say

Government travel controversies expose need for risk management plans, experts say

The backlash against Canadian politicians who travelled to warmer climes over the holidays despite public health warnings to stay home is a wake-up call that organizations need clear risk management plans, experts say.
Gold pushes S&P/TSX composite higher to start 2021 while U.S. markets fall

Gold pushes S&P/TSX composite higher to start 2021 while U.S. markets fall

TORONTO — Rising gold prices propelled Canada's main stock index higher on the first trading day of the year. U.S.
Central African Republic president Touadera reelected

Central African Republic president Touadera reelected

BANGUI, Central African Republic — Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera has won a second term in office, according to provisional results announced by the electoral commission Monday.