Asia's big cities getting costlier for expatriates

Jun 17, 2015

Asia's big cities getting costlier for expatriates

Asia has become one of the most expensive regions for people working abroad, according to a new survey, with its major cities accounting for half of the top 10 costliest expat destinations. Hong Kong climbed one place from last year to become the world’s ...

Apr 9, 2015

Crime-fighting volunteers rise to new record

A record 2,776,438 volunteers had participated in crime prevention by the end of 2014, up 1.1 percent from a year earlier, a National Police Agency survey revealed Thursday. The activities ranged from guarding children going to and from school to raising awareness of fraud ...

Firms overwhelmingly want Abe to delay sales tax hike, poll shows

Nov 13, 2014

Firms overwhelmingly want Abe to delay sales tax hike, poll shows

Companies overwhelmingly want Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to delay or scrap the consumption tax increase planned for next October, a Reuters poll shows, highlighting concerns the hike could derail a fragile recovery. As expectations grow that Abe will soon announce he is putting off ...

Oct 31, 2014

Get your facts right: Italy, U.S. come bottom in modern life survey

Italians and Americans score worst when it comes to correctly assessing basic facts of modern life, such as what proportion of the population are immigrants or what percentage of teenage girls get pregnant. Swedes and Germans do best, although even they consistently get things ...