GOLF | VENETIAN MACAU OPEN : Lahiri triumphs over Hend

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri claimed a sensational one-stroke victory at the USD900,000 Venetian Macau Open after frontrunner Scott Hend of Australia agonizingly bogeyed the last hole yesterday. Lahiri started the final

Corporate Bits | Stand-up comedian Dayo Wong returns to Venetian

Since first taking the Cotai Arena stage in October 2012, Wong has been tickling his audiences with his witty sense of humor. Saturday’s show – his fourth at the marquee

Kering sales bolstered by marketing at Puma as Gucci drops

Kering SA reported third-quarter revenue that met analysts’ estimates as growth for Puma sports gear offset the effects of weaker Chinese spending on sales of Gucci handbags. Revenue climbed 3.3 percent

Vietnam arrests tycoon for lending fraud 

Police in Vietnam have arrested a prominent businessman and one of the country’s richest men on suspicion of lending fraud, as authorities step up their crackdown on financial crimes in

Angola imports USD1b a year in wine

The director of the Angola Wine Festival, Miguel Pinho, noted that the figure was a good representation of a “very large business” in the country, which shows “the importance that

Mozambique signs new contracts for oil exploration

New contracts on concession areas for exploration and oil production in Mozambique will be signed after April 2015, the Resource Valuation Director of the National Oil Institute (INP) said Thursday. On

World Views: Summers adds wrinkle to China’s Hong Kong crisis

Hopes that Hong Kong would one day transform China in its own image now seem foolish and futile. Beijing appears intent on making the former British colony look more like

Hong Kong | Protesters delay referendum amid differences

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, who have blocked major thoroughfares, snarled traffic and disrupted businesses in the city for more than a month, have delayed a planned referendum because of differences

Beijing, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank

Twenty-one Asian nations have signed on to a China-driven initiative to create a new development bank for Asia that’s aimed at boosting infrastructure investment of all kinds. Beijing sees that as a

16 killed in Xinjiang coal mine collapse

A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand. Another 11

Ebola | Poor health systems in Asia cause for alarm 

The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city. How quickly any case is detected —

Brazil | Election: ‘Ghosts’ versus ‘Monsters’ 

Brazilian voters electing a new president yesterday were being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent’s warnings about the “ghosts of the past,” or her challenger’s charges about

this day in history: 1950 Hunt for missing atomic scientist

Professor Pontecorvo and his family arrived in Finland at the beginning of September but they have since disappeared. There is speculation the family may have gone to the Soviet Union. The

Offbeat | Darth Vader hopes force with him in Ukraine polls

The electrician-turned-interplanetary warlord insists his Internet Party is serious business. Speaking to The Associated Press on his van, flanked by Stormtroopers and shrouded in white fumes, Vader explained that his

Madrid win sets up season-long fight with Barca

Real Madrid’s commanding 3-1 win over Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday leaves the two Spanish giants poised to dispute the title that escaped them last season. Barcelona arrived in

MOTORSPORTS | Ogier successfully defends rally world title

Sebastien Ogier of France clinched his second consecutive rally world title after winning the Rally of Spain yesterday. Ogier held off Volkswagen Polo teammate and title rival Jari-Matti Latvala through the

Insight: The law of the jungle

A recent feature published by The New York Times (“Historic Loss May Follow Rise of Rents in Barcelona,” by Raphael Minder, Oct 19) describes what’s happening in the capital of

Monday, October 27, 2014 – edition no. 2178

* GOLF | VENETIAN MACAU OPEN: Lahiri triumphs over Hend * AL approves animal protection bill * MIF attendance drops, fruitful in Lusophone contracts * Hong Kong protesters scrap vote   DOWNLOAD PDF     * The journey

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