Some of the salon owners/management also question this new charge that has become the bone of contention in the current scenario considering some disposables were part of the services earlier as well. “I’m not sure in what capacity is this being charged” says, Sonali Bhambri, director, Toni & Guy (North India), adding, “In our gear, disposable sheets, strips and face napkins, were already there. In hair, we have shifted from regular towels to disposable towels, which is an added cost, but as of now we are not charging extra for that bit.” … [Read more...] about Now paying: Covid-19 protection fee for salon services?
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The fierce competition is prompting a wave of consolidation, which ultimately could lower the costs of resource-sucking promotions and competition for drivers. The Dutch company Takeaway.com closed its $7.8 billion purchase of Britain’s Just Eat in January; Uber Eats is selling its Indian business to Zomato; and Germany’s Delivery Hero late last year spent $4 billion to buy South Korean service Woowa. Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journalreported that Uber was in talks to acquire Grubhub; together, the companies would control roughly 45 percent of the US market—about even with reigning US champ DoorDash. … [Read more...] about Everyone’s ordering delivery, but apps aren’t making money
- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stated last week that the government would provide some VND300 trillion ($13 billion) as a relief measure in financing for businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, while ensuring sufficient capital to prop up the economy. PM Phuc reaffirmed that the Vietnamese government would put best effort to contain the virus and create preferential conditions for enterprises being alive. Previously, State Bank of Vietnam’s Deputy Governor Dao Minh Tu asked 20 banks to offer a minimum of 2-per-cent lending rate reduction to cushion cash-strapped businesses. … [Read more...] about Consumers risk higher defaults amid lending sector fluctuation
Pompeo’s determination opened the door to possible sanctions and the loss of special perks Hong Kong has received from the United States. But neither Pompeo nor other officials were able Wednesday to describe what action the administration might take, an uncertainty related to the impact that such sanctions would have on U.S. companies that operate in Hong Kong and the city’s position as Asia’s major financial hub. Trump’s comments sparked a drop in U.S. financial markets. … [Read more...] about US cuts World Health Organization ties over virus response
THE R NUMBER: What it means and why it matters AIR TRAVELLERS: The new quarantine rules LOOK-UP TOOL: How many cases in your area? RECOVERY: How long does it take to get better? Can suppliers and venues charge me more if I postpone?Businesses are not allowed to profiteer from the pandemic, meaning they cannot just hike up their prices. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What are the rules on weddings?