Singapore, Zurich World’s Most Expensive Cities

[ad_1] HONG KONG (Reuters) – Singapore and Zurich tied for the world’s most expensive city this year, followed by Geneva, New York and Hong Kong, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) said on Thursday as it cautioned that the global cost-of-living crisis was not yet over. On average, prices have risen by 7.4% year on year … Read more

Pension Withdrawals by Residents Leaving Hong Kong in Q3 up 1.7% on Year

[ad_1] HONG KONG (Reuters) – Residents leaving Hong Kong for good withdrew a total of HK$2.213 billion ($283.72 million) from their Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) pension accounts in the third quarter of 2023, up 1.7% from a year earlier, government data showed. A total of 8,700 claims were made in the July-September quarter, compared with … Read more

Landmark Hong Kong National Security Case Verdict Expected in 3-4 Months -Judge

[ad_1] By Jessie Pang and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) – A landmark national security trial for 16 Hong Kong democracy activists entered its final stretch on Wednesday, with a verdict expected in early 2024, nearly two years after they were charged with conspiracy to commit subversion. On the first day of closing submissions, one … Read more

North Koreans Use Fake Names, Scripts to Land Remote IT Work for Cash

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – Using fake names, sham LinkedIn profiles, counterfeit work papers and mock interview scripts, North Korean IT workers seeking employment in Western tech companies are deploying sophisticated subterfuge to get hired. Landing a job outside North Korea to secretly earn hard currency for the isolated country demands highly-developed strategies to convince Western … Read more

Waste From Adidas, Walmart, Other Brands Fuelling Cambodia Brick Kilns-Report

[ad_1] By Clare Baldwin and Helen Reid (Reuters) – Waste from at least 19 international brands including Adidas and Walmart is being used to fuel kilns in brick factories in Cambodia, and some workers were falling ill, according to a report by a local rights group released on Monday. The report by The Cambodian League … Read more