Alibaba suffers culture conflicts

Business Mar 27, 2020

Alibaba suffers culture conflicts

by Keith Zhai and Fanny Potkin

At Lazada, the Southeast Asian arm of Alibaba Group Holding, staffers are furious over demands that they submit health reports daily and other coronavirus-prevention steps seen as too invasive, highlighting a long-running culture clash with management from China. Since February, Singapore-based Lazada has asked all ...

Online mask prices surge in Japan amid coronavirus scare

Business Feb 3, 2020

Online mask prices surge in Japan amid coronavirus scare

As a shortage of face masks continues in Japan amid the spread of the new coronavirus originating in China, their prices are shooting up on online flea markets. Some people are apparently cornering masks at drugstores and other shops and selling them at excessively high ...