Survey: Foreign companies in China feel ‘targeted’ 

Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said yesterday. The American Chamber

Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant’s U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure. Alibaba’s online and mobile commerce

Corporate Bits | World gaming group elects new chairman

Coinciding with the fifth anniversary of World Gaming’s presence in Macau, this is the first in a series of upcoming appointments in the senior management and executive staff of WGG,

Meat supplier OSI says six China workers arrested

OSI Group LLC, the U.S. meat supplier ditched by Yum! Brands Inc. in China last month for selling out-of-date products, said six employees of its Shanghai unit were arrested. OSI, owned

Hong Kong seeks debate on dual-class shares after losing Alibaba

The bourse issued a “concept paper” Friday about the possibility of allowing minority-control voting structures. Respondents have three months to answer questions including whether to allow dual-class shares or restrict

Corporate Bits | MGM hosts ‘Mongolia Nomadic Night’

“We were excited to share this wonderful night of gourmet food and entertainment with our guests.  With our celebratory series for VIPs, we are proud to provide a platform for

Ask the vet | DHLPP vaccinations in dogs

Canine Distemper The DHLPP vaccine prevents canine distemper, which is an infection caused by viruses. The infection can attack the intestinal tract, the respiratory tract and the central nervous system of

Energy | Japanese public seen as biggest obstacle to nuke restart

Japan is facing the toughest test yet in its effort to restore nuclear energy more than three years after the Fukushima disaster: scrutiny from a skeptical population. The Nuclear Regulation

PHOTO SHOP | Shoppes at Cotai Central Phase 3 open

The USD60 million investment paves the way for an expanded tenant mix that spans home decor, variety stores, Shoppes at Cotai Central opened in 2012. The mall incorporates an easily

Census: Orca population in Puget Sound falling

The number of whales in J, K and L pods has dropped to 78, a level not seen since 1985, According to a census by the Center for Whale Research.

Real Estate Matters | The 20 Biggest Property Investment Mistakes

Juliet Risdon is a Director of JML Property and a property investor. Having established the company in 1994, JML Property offers Investment Property & Homes. It specializes in managing properties for

project poker | Strategy tip: Playing live tourneys

When playing in a live tourney that has a good structure, this would be a strategy that I would apply: assuming that there are many amateurs in the field, I

Vietnam casinos may get local gamblers in state revenue push

Vietnam is drawing closer to allowing its citizens to gamble in the nation’s casinos as the government tries to boost revenue and compete for regional gaming investment. The finance ministry plans

Corporate Bits | Melco invites youth volunteers to distribute mooncakes

To give this annual tradition a meaningful touch, Melco Crown Entertainment invited over 20 local youths – who are just turning 18 this year, and are participants of the Adult

Air China profit falls as weaker yuan hits costs

The state-owned carrier reported late Tuesday that profit fell to 474.4 million yuan (USD77 million) for the January-June period from 1.1 billion yuan last year. Revenue rose 7 percent to 49

Malaysia Airlines set for shakeup after disasters

Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds of passengers. Khazanah Nasional, the state investment

Corporate Bits | Hung Fook Tong achieves encouraging growth in first set of interim results

The Group’s total revenue increased by 24.4% to approximately HKD364.9 million compared to the corresponding period in 2013. Gross profit was up 25.3%, reaching HK$220.6 million, while gross profit margin

Vanke offers Alibaba shoppers up to USD325,000 in discounts

China Vanke Co., the country’s biggest real estate developer, teamed up with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to offer discounts of as much as USD325,000 to home buyers who also shopped

Luk Fook to expand jewelry stores as landlords slow rent demands

Landlords are forgoing rent increases or asking for smaller gains when leases come up for renewal, Luk Fook Chairman Wong Wai Sheung said in an interview on August 21. The

Corporate Bits | Airasia announces usd13 flights with “megasale” fares

The Kuala Lumpur based economical airline is offering sale fares from Australia to the Malaysian capital, with onward flights and flights from Australia to Bali. The loss of flight MH370 in

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