Education | Chinese students fan profit at Bangkok school criticized for IPO

Chinese enrollments are helping to buoy profits at Thailand’s only listed school operator. SISB Pcl, or Singapore International School of Bangkok, sees 2018 net income at

Flybmi’s collapse over Brexit strands passengers across Europe

The collapse of British regional airline flybmi over higher fuel prices and Brexit uncertainty has forced stranded passengers across Europe to fend for themselves, without the

Philippines | Tax agency sets sights on online casinos for Chinese

The Philippines’ tax agency is setting its sights on more than 50 companies operating online casinos catering to Chinese punters, and their thousands of Chinese workers.

Airbus abandons iconic A380 superjumbo, lacking clients

European plane manufacturer Airbus said yesterday it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the world’s biggest passenger jet and

Indonesia | Instagram removes gay Muslim comics after warning

Instagram has removed an account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia following a frenzy of moral outrage online in the

Lawyers leading defense of Nissan ex-chairman Ghosn resign

Motonari Ohtsuru, the lawyer heading the defense for Nissan Motor Co.’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, has resigned. Ohtsuru’s office and a statement submitted to the court

Corporate Bits | Sands China organizes training trip to Shenzhen

Sands China Ltd. recently led a delegation to Shenzhen as part of the company’s professionalism training initiatives. The second “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Visit” was co-organized with the

Technology | The promise of 5G wireless – speed, hype, risk

A much-hyped network upgrade called “5G” means different things to different people. To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S.

Retail | Gucci owner’s growth shows Chinese aren’t done with luxury goods

Kering’s Gucci label continued to outpace competitors in the fourth quarter, giving another signal that Chinese appetite for luxury goods remains healthy. Fourth-quarter sales at Gucci

Property | US: Silverstein eyes building final WTC Tower without signed tenant

Silverstein Properties Inc., the developer that rebuilt lower Manhattan after the destruction of the twin towers in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, may begin work

Apple’s iPhone shipments plunge in China as Huawei tightens grip

Apple Inc.’s Chinese smartphone shipments plummeted an estimated 20 percent in 2018’s final quarter, underscoring the scale of the iPhone maker’s retreat in the world’s largest mobile

Corporate Bits | Galaxy receives gaming awards

Galaxy Entertainment Group won two awards at the International Gaming Awards (IGA) ceremony in London last week, the gaming operator announced in a statement. The group was named Casino

Emirates to fill pilot gap with exodus from Etihad, Norwegian

Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, may feed its appetite for new pilots with recruits from ailing neighbor Etihad Airways and cash-strapped discounter Norwegian Air Shuttle

Gaming | US: Live from Caesars Palace: Sports betting will get TV spotlight

Turner Broadcasting, the cable-TV giant behind CNN, TBS and TNT, plans to put a broadcast studio right inside the sportsbook at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas,

Huawei staff expelled from Denmark after work permit checks

Two employees at Huawei Technologies Inc. in Denmark were expelled following an inspection focusing on improper work arrangements. The company’s offices in Copenhagen were searched on

Giant shopping spree to show what’s really up with China economy

China’s consumers have cut back on purchases of everything from Apple Inc.’s iPhones to Swiss watches as the trade war with the U.S. hits the economy. Landing

Honda’s profit drops on incentives, currencies, flat sales

Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co.’s fiscal third-quarter profit fell 71 percent from a year earlier as growing incentives, an unfavorable exchange rate and flat vehicle sales offset

Real Estate Matters | How to de-risk your property portfolio (part 1)

Sam Lee is a marketing manager and property consultant at JML Property.  JML was established in 1994 and offers Investment Property & Homes. It specializes in managing

Samsung quarterly operating profit fell on slower demand

Samsung Electronics Co. has posted a near-30 percent drop in operating profit for the last quarter after seeing slowing global demand for its memory chips and smartphones. It still

Spain’s economy remains bright spot amid Euro-area slowdown

Spain remained an economic bright spot in the euro zone in late 2018 even though the country, like the rest of the region, faces a weaker outlook

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