Samsung profits suffer from iPhone competition

The world’s biggest smartphone maker is suffering a stunning financial decline in the face of intense competition from Apple Inc. and upstart Chinese brands. In a preview to earnings due out

Corporate Bits | Lipsky and Lahiri to take merit battle to Macau

The top-two ranked golfers on the region’s Tour have committed to play in the tournament, which will offer USD900,000 in prize money. Lahiri and Lipsky will be joined by many

Waldorf to be biggest Chinese property purchase in US

New York City’s Waldorf Astoria hotel is set to become the biggest prize yet for buyers from China who have been pouring money into U.S. real estate as they seek

Banks to brokerages shrug off Hong Kong protest turmoil

CLSA Ltd., located in a tower directly behind the main protest area in the Admiralty district, didn’t have to activate its contingency plans even when crowds of demonstrators swelled into

Briefs | Billionaire founder of Taiwan’s Fubon Group Tsai dies

Hewlett-Packard Co. is splitting itself into two companies, one focused on its personal computer and printing business and another on technology services, such as data storage, servers and software, as

South Korea rumor crackdown jolts social media users

South Korea’s president is cracking down on rumors in cyberspace in a campaign that threatens the popularity of Kakao Talk, the leading social media service in a country with ambitions

Corporate Bits | OCBC Wing Hang debuts in Hong Kong and Macau

As of October 1st, its 80 branches across Hong Kong and Macau, including those of subsidiary Wing Hang Credit, prominently bear the OCBC Wing Hang name as part of a

Customs busts importer selling smuggled goods to supermarkets

Information suggests that the trading firm has been in operation for more than a decade at the Border Gate district. It is alleged that parallel traders have been employed to

EU merchandise imports increase 22 pct

Merchandise imports from European Union countries to Macau have increased by 22 percent year- on-year in August, reaching a total of MOP14.60 billion. Data released by the Statistics and Census Service

Real Estate Matters | 10 Steps to Getting Top Dollar for Your Home

When you decide to sell your apartment you should immediately begin referring to it as a property. You’ve become emotionally attached to this place and it’s now time to say goodbye. Start

Project Poker | The EPT’s 11th Season. And now?

After the fever pitch of the World Series of Poker in Vegas. and the deserved vacations that came after it, players are now ready for another European Poker Tour (EPT)

Mainland approves iPhone 6 after security assurances

China’s phone regulator said yesterday it has approved Apple Inc.’s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install “backdoors” to give other governments access to

Lenovo looks to expand after IBM acquisition

Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.’s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer

HK dollar, stocks retreat amid protest crackdown

Hong Kong’s stocks fell the most in almost three weeks, the city’s currency weakened and equity-market volatility surged amid the biggest police crackdown on protesters since the city returned to

Corporate Bits | Asian air launches Bangkok to Palau via Macau route

In recent years, Macau International Airport has been closely cooperating with airlines and related tourism entities to strengthen existing flights and encourage airlines to increase flight frequencies to popular destinations,

Welcoming tourists with hi!MACAU

Local company Doblyu has just launched a welcome pack for tourists, featuring a three-language guidebook, a pre-paid debit card, a SIM card and a mobile app – offering tips and

Ask The Vet | Top Causes for Liver Disease in Dogs

Causes of Liver Disease - Poor diet - Bacterial infection - Viral infection - Trauma, such as a blow when hit by a car or through a case of heatstroke - Some prescription drugs, including

China Mobile taking steps to cut smartphone subsidies

China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier, is taking steps toward eliminating USD2 billion in smartphone subsidies, almost doubling the costs of some devices such as Apple’s iPhone 5s. China Mobile is

New iPhones run into software, bending complaints

Apple’s new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new

HK beats Singapore in corporate governance survey

Hong Kong scored the highest in the Asia Pacific this year with 65, followed by Singapore’s 64, though both were tied for first in the rankings because of the minimal

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