Real Estate Matters | Interiors Series 3 – Tips to Staging the Inside of Your Home Like a Pro

Juliet Risdon Are you considering putting your property up for sale or renting it out, but not sure where to start? Afraid that you won't get the price you want? This is

PROJECT POKER: Exercising social control in poker

I don't have too much to report regarding my own play of late. However, I have been delivering some seriously good vibes to my friends who keep going deep in

Beijing said to probe alleged Bank of China money laundering

China’s central bank and currency regulator are investigating a state media report that alleged Bank of China Ltd. broke rules on transferring money overseas, two government officials familiar with the

Portugal Telecom falls as BES debt trips merger alarm

John Glover and Joao Lima Bonds and stocks of Portugal Telecom SGPS SA tumbled on concern that its merger with Brazil’s Oi SA will be undermined by its purchase of short-term

Corporate Bits | National Ballet of China ready for Venetian Theatre performances

The National Ballet of China is celebrating the 1964 debut performance of “The Red Detachment of Women,” by staging this well-known Chinese classical ballet; once again in major cities throughout

MOZAMBIQUE | Fishing product exports from expected to raise USD80m in 2014

Fishing products from Mozambique are exported to European Union markets such as Portugal and Spain as well as to South Africa and China. According to a source cited by Mozambican daily

KENYA | Nairobi used as a hub to reach destinations in Asia

Kenya Airways will this month increase the flights on its Luanda/Nairobi route from two to three times a week the airline’s communications director said in Luanda. Ricardo Vieira Lopes said that

Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

Senior U.S. officials say the hackers gained access to some of the agency's databases in March before the threat was detected and blocked, the Times reported in an article posted

Powers closer on North Korea, climate change

China and the United States promised closer cooperation on climate change and North Korea, although China warned the U.S. not to take sides on its maritime disputes with Asian neighbors. The

Kerry cites frank cyberhacking talks with China

Bradley Klapper & Louise Watt, Beijing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday that the United States and China had a frank exchange on the issue of cyberhacking during this week's

JAPAN | Hollywood ‘Godzilla’ finally stomps ‘home’

Yuri Kageyama, Tokyo Tokyo is rolling out the red carpet for Hollywood's "Godzilla" remake although the nation that gave birth to the fire-breathing monster is seeing the latest movie after it

PHILIPPINES | Police nab Taiwanese, Chinese linked to scam

Jim  Gomez, Manila Philippine police arrested 44 foreigners who allegedly ran an online blackmail syndicate that defrauded victims in China and Taiwan by duping them into believing that their bank accounts have been used by

Chinese man abducted in Malaysia freed

A Chinese citizen kidnapped in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah a month ago has been freed, the official Xinhua News Agency and a Malaysian newspaper reported yesterday. Quoting an unnamed

GERMANY | Berlin asks top US spy to leave the country

Frank Jordans, Berlin Germany took the dramatic step yesterday of asking the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two suspected cases of American spying and the

USA | Father kills 4 children in Texas attack

A father opened fire at a suburban Houston home, killing four of his children as well as two adults who were with them and critically wounding his 15-year-old daughter, authorities

California man faces 22 years in prison for espionage to a Chinese firm

Paulo Elias, Oakland A California chemical engineer is facing more than 20 years in prison for a rare economic espionage conviction for selling to China for USD28 million DuPont Co.'s secret

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