Airbus shares fall after military plane crash in Spain

Investors pushed Airbus shares down yesterday on Paris’ stock exchange after a military turboprop troop transporter plane undergoing final flight testing in Spain crashed, killing four aboard and injuring two. Airbus shares were

Starbucks hopes ‘Mini Frappuccino’ tempts new customers

The Seattle-based coffee chain says it will start selling a “Mini Frappuccino” starting yesterday through July 6. The new size is just 10 ounces, compared with 12 ounces for the

AP Exclusive | Chinese banks a haven for web counterfeits 

Kim Sbarcea knew exactly what she wanted. She typed “Tiffany Elsa Peretti mesh earrings” into Google and chanced upon a pair of the USD450 earrings for — deal of deals!

Corporate Bits | MGM sponsors documentary “The meaning of life” filming in the city

“The Meaning of Life” tells the real story of a young Brazilian man Giovane, who decides to take a trip around the world searching for the meaning of life after

IMF says Asia to lead growth in 2015 despite China slowdown

Asian economies will lead world growth in 2015, expanding at a 5.6 percent pace that is level with last year, as recoveries in India and Japan help to offset the

Alibaba 4Q revenue jumps as it sees more shoppers 

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group’s revenue jumped 45 percent on strong mobile growth and more active buyers in the fiscal fourth quarter. The company also yesterday named a new CEO and

Corporate Bits: Hong Kong cantopop star chilam cheung to perform at the venetian

During the show, Cheung will interact with his fans by transforming into “Captain Cool,” his character from the TV show “Triumph in the Skies.” He will also perform some of

Real Estate Matters | The most important questions to ask when you are a landlord renting out a property

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: Prop betting my way to better health

It’s been a while. I’m happy to report that things are on the up and up. Poker has been going better, I have been exercising more and feeling better, all

Asians grab Van Gogh, Monet at Sotheby’s USD368m sale

The tally on Tuesday (yesterday in Macau) was the second highest for an Impressionist and modern art auction at Sotheby’s and a 67 percent increase from a similar sale last

Corporate Bits | Conrad Macao’s Bodhi SPA wins two awards

The World Luxury Spa Awards are held annually and give recognition and thanks to luxury spas around the world for their innovation, quality and service. Voting is based on service

Report: ‘Legal firewall’ shields Chinese firms from lawsuits 

Chinese companies are shielding themselves from lawsuits in America, denying U.S. businesses and investors their day in court, a report from a federal watchdog says. The report published yesterday by the U.S.-China

Corporate Bits | MGM Macau holds second “MGM dealer Olympics”

The participants were mainly the supervisors and dealers of table games such as Baccarat, Roulette and Blackjack. Nearly 100 candidates participated in three different categories of the game, while pre-rounds

Leadership reshuffle at China big oil clears path for reform

China confirmed the reshuffle of leadership at its biggest oil companies, helping clear a path in a crucial area of the economy for President Xi Jinping as he plans his

Corporate Bits | MGM’s Aux Beaux Arts Presents “Le French Gourmay” menu

As part of the Le French GourMay program, the Festival honors a distinct gastronomic region of France each year. The Région Midi-Pyrénées, located in the southern part of France, is

Chinese factory gauge suggests economy stabilized on easing

A Chinese manufacturing gauge for April suggested that growth may be starting to stabilize in the nation’s economy after the government spurred infrastructure investment and eased monetary policy. The official manufacturing

Uber China offices raided in crackdown on taxi-hailing services

An Uber Technologies Inc. office in southern China was raided as part of a broader crackdown on illegal taxi services using private drivers, state media said. The U.S. taxi-hailing application is

David Goldberg, tech exec married to Sheryl Sandberg, dies

David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said

Corporate Bits | Sands China committed to developing local talent

So far, more than 4,700 team members have been working with Sands China for nine years or more, which accounts for 20 per cent of the company’s total employees. Internationally famed

Ask the Vet | Cat Neutering Side Effects

Short Term Side Effects The neutering procedure in felines is simple and will have minimal side effects. The cat may experience pain post surgery, but the vet will prescribe suitable pain medications. During

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