Real Estate Matters | It’s a people business

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

Report | China is lead suspect in Marriott hack

A massive hack into hotel group Marriott International Inc. may have been an intelligence-gathering operation by China’s government, Reuters cited unidentified sources as saying. Private investigators found hacking

Hong Kong fears Trump will trigger end to special trading status

Hong Kong business groups are starting to worry the Trump administration will open the door to ending the financial hub’s preferential trade status, rendering it “just

Luxury | Gucci owner revamps jeweler to Czars as branded rocks boom

A gleaming necklace in Boucheron’s shop window in Paris’s Place Vendome features dozens of lifelike hydrangea blossoms made from mother-of-pearl and diamonds, framing a 43-carat pink tourmaline. Shoppers

Malaysia’s tiff with Singapore escalates with war of words

Malaysia’s tiff with neighboring Singapore over air space and port waters is escalating, a sign of renewed bickering not seen in years. First came Malaysia saying

Hong Kong | Office rents 60 percent higher than in New York

Hong Kong’s Central area has taken the prize for the world’s most expensive premium office rents for a fourth year running, according to global real estate consultant JLL. Occupancy

Rich Asians are crazy to live in Shanghai, luxury index shows

If you’re a high-net-worth individual in Asia into fine dining, wine, jewelry and luxury skin cream, best not to live in Shanghai. The Chinese city

UK | Taxi protest against safety rules brings gridlock to London

London’s black cab drivers brought gridlock to areas of the capital’s main financial district on Monday evening in protest against measures to improve air quality and road

Asia stock confidence in trade truce has a number: USD325b

Just how much is this 90-day truce worth in Asian stock markets? Roughly USD325 billion, yesterday at least. That’s how much market value got added

Macquarie said to be in final talks for China joint venture

Macquarie Group Ltd. is in advanced talks to create a majority-owned securities joint- venture firm in China, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest

Marriott security breach exposed data of up to 500m guests

Hackers stole information on as many as 500 million guests of the Marriott hotel empire over four years, obtaining credit card and passport numbers and other personal

Deutsche Bank CEO doesn’t expect to become target in probe

Deutsche Bank AG Chief Executive Officer Christian Sewing said he doesn’t expect to be personally targeted in a money laundering probe by German authorities that led

Corporate bits | Sands China co-hosts celebrity mentor workshop

Motivational speaker and entrepreneur Brian Cha conducted a workshop on sales and consumer behavior last week at The Venetian Macao, as part of the Celebrity Mentor Workshop

Ikea moving into city centers to adapt to consumer changes

An airport worker drops by Warsaw’s newest Ikea store during her lunch break to finish up plans for a home refurbishment. Around her, people drift in

Real Estate Matters | An abundance of agents

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 properties

Banking | StanChart said to weigh a simpler structure to control costs

Standard Chartered Plc is weighing a plan to simplify its structure as the emerging markets lender looks to control costs across its sprawling network from Zambia

Report faults Indonesian airline’s safety measures in crash

Faulty equipment and Indonesian carrier Lion Air’s own safety failures had pilots fighting for control of their Boeing 737 MAX 8 as it plunged into the Java

Apple to tutor women in tech in bid to diversify industry

Apple is launching a new program designed to address the technology industry’s scarcity of women in executive and computer programming jobs. Under the initiative announced Monday, female entrepreneurs

Disney sued for derailing Fox theme park at Malaysian casino

Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox Inc. were sued by the owner of Malaysia’s only casino resort for pulling out of an agreement to

Corporate Bits | Aux beaux arts wins wine awards

In 2018, MGM Macau’s Aux Beaux Arts received highest honors from three leading wine authorities – China’s Wine List of The Year Awards, the U.K.’s World of Fine Wine and the

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