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Taiwan massage parlour struggles as coronavirus cripples tourism

Taiwan massage parlour struggles as coronavirus cripples tourism

With Taiwan's borders closed to tourists as part of coronavirus controls, the staff at Taipei's Dynasty massage parlour have little to do all day but pace the floors, the number of clients collapsing from around 600 a day to just one or two.

Greek sex workers criticize COVID safety guidelines

Greek sex workers criticize COVID safety guidelines

Greek sex workers are concerned that new health and safety guidelines to protect them and their clients against the coronavirus will harm their business.

Greek sex workers criticise COVID safety guidelines

Greek sex workers criticize COVID safety guidelines

Greek sex workers are concerned that new health and safety guidelines to protect them and their clients against the coronavirus will harm their business.

Exclusive: Obscure Indian cyber firm spied on politicians investors worldwide

Exclusive: Obscure Indian cyber firm spied on politicians, investors worldwide

A little-known Indian IT firm offered its hacking services to help clients spy on more than 10,000 email accounts over a period of seven years.

Nepali Sherpas wait grow potatoes as Himalayas remain closed due to coronavirus

Nepali Sherpas wait, grow potatoes as Himalayas remain closed due to coronavirus

Had it not been for the coronavirus, Nepali climbing guide Tashi Lakpa Sherpa would have been on Mount Everest now, guiding clients and trying to add another feather in his cap - a ninth ascent.

Kiev photographer works around lockdown with video photo shoots

Kiev photographer works around lockdown with video photo shoots

Kiev photographer Kate Kondratieva has found a way to continue doing her job by holding virtual photo shoots, and clients are pouring in.

Mexico's prostitutes end up homeless as coronavirus keeps clients at home shuts hotels

Mexico's prostitutes end up homeless as coronavirus keeps clients at home, shuts hotels

Hungry, scared and tired, scores of sex workers in Mexico City have been forced to live on the streets as fear of contracting the coronavirus keeps clients away and the government shuttered the hotels where many of them lived and worked.

In Communist-run Cuba the private sector helps the needy as coronavirus spreads

In Communist-run Cuba, the private sector helps the needy as coronavirus spreads

Upmarket restaurants are delivering free meals to the elderly, while a fashion firm donates face masks. A business consultancy calls on its clients to donate hygiene products and artisanal soap shops gift their wares to low income households.

'There's no better present': Chinese businesses send masks to European clients

'There's no better present': Chinese businesses send masks to European clients

With a dire shortage of protective face masks in Europe, even for health workers, a senior manager at a Spanish furniture store group was surprised to hear business partners and staff in China offering to send him masks.

The U.S. weighs the grim math of death vs. the economy

The U.S. weighs the grim math of death vs. the economy

Hollstadt Consulting CEO Molly Jungbauer has had to let go 30 of the 150 employees at her St. Paul, Minnesota firm to weather the drop in revenue from travel industry clients because of the coronavirus.

'This is bliss': Chinese barber has clients queuing up as Wuhan eases lockdown

'This is bliss': Chinese barber has clients queuing up as Wuhan eases lockdown

For barber Xiong Juan, a recent easing of restrictions in the city of Wuhan, epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak, means she is now busier than ever.

China's metal exporters face order cancellations damage claims amid virus: trade group

China's metal exporters face order cancellations, damage claims amid virus: trade group

Some overseas buyers of Chinese metal products have stopped accepting shipments amid the coronavirus outbreak, while other clients - including from India - are seeking damages due to a failure to deliver on time, a China trade body said on Tuesday.

Coronavirus empties exhibition halls but over time the show will go on

Coronavirus empties exhibition halls, but over time the show will go on

When Victoria Beckham sends her models down the London catwalk on Sunday, many of her most important clients will not be sitting in the front row but following from afar as the coronavirus outbreak hobbles international events.

China scraps extra-judicial forced labor for sex workers

China scraps extra-judicial forced labor for sex workers

China's parliament abolished on Saturday an extra-judicial system of forced labor used to punish sex workers and their clients for up to two years, but it stressed that prostitution remains illegal.

EU pressures Malta over Bank of Valletta 'golden passport' clients

EU pressures Malta over Bank of Valletta 'golden passport' clients

The European Commission has asked Malta to clarify how it intends to address Bank of Valletta's shortcomings over its monitoring of foreign customers who applied to buy Maltese citizenship under a so-called "golden passport" scheme.

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