Growth in China manufacturing weakens in August 

The preliminary version of HSBC’s manufacturing index, released yesterday, fell to a three-month low of 50.3 from 51.7 in July, indicating that manufacturing businesses are barely growing. The index, based on

Corporate Bits | I want music “cool” concert takes the stage at Venetian Macao

I Want Music “COOL” concert kicked off in Shenzhen in March and attracted a sellout crowd. Featuring Leehom Wang and Bii from Taiwan; Wei Chen, Hu Xia, Chopsticks Brothers -

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China levies record antitrust fine on Japanese firms

Total fines amounted to 1.24 billion yuan (USD200 million), the National Development and Reform Commission, China’s main economic planner, said on its website. Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. drew the heaviest

Corporate Bits | Chef’s signature dishes from Made in China, Grand Hyatt Beijing

A special promotion is on at Grand Hyatt Macau’s Beijing Kitchen from now until 7 Sep. Beijing Kitchen is one of only a few restaurants in the city specializing in

Japan’s NSK fined by China in anti-monopoly case

A Japanese auto parts supplier, NSK Ltd., said yesterday it was fined USD28.2 million by Chinese anti-monopoly regulators in an unfolding probe of the industry. In a statement, Tokyo-based NSK gave

Xi promises to rein in executive pay 

China’s president has promised to rein in “unreasonably high” pay for executives at state companies in an apparent effort to mollify public frustration at the wealth of government-owned industry. President Xi Jinping’s announcement,

Li Ka-shing says HK needs to overcome democracy divide

Vinicy Chan and Dominic Lau Li Ka-shing, Asia’s richest man, said Hong Kong needs to overcome a divide over the election of its leader in 2017, as activist groups took to

Corporate Bits | Asian premiere of ‘Taboo X Miriam Yeung’ music video

Yesterday, Miriam attended the Asian premiere of the Red Hot Taboo music video at City of Dreams Macau. During the premiere, Mr. Chu Ming-yui, General Manager of Music, Entertainment and

Volvo plans safety-first SUV in revamp under mainland owner

Volvo Car Group is designing its first model under the ownership of Chinese billionaire Li Shufu’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. with an emphasis on automotive safety to revive worldwide

China says Mercedes guilty of price abuses

Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry. The luxury unit of Germany’s Daimler

Corporate Bits | Sands participates in one day volunteer for the sixth year

Accompanied by 30 Sands China Care Ambassadors (SCCA), 60 local needy children and their family members enjoyed indoor leisure and cultural activities Sunday morning aimed at promoting a harmonious family

Weibo loss narrows as new users boost advertising revenue

The net loss was USD15.4 million compared with a loss of $35.1 million a year earlier, the Beijing-based company said in a statement dated Aug. 14. Sales more than doubled

IBM obtains US approval for sale of server business to Lenovo

The conclusion of the review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., or Cfius, is “good news for both IBM and Lenovo, and for our customers and employees,”

Corporate Bits | HK rock band Mr. returns to the Venetian Macao

The band formed by Alan Po (vocals), Desmond Tam (bass), Quincy Tam (guitar), Ronny Lay (guitar) and Tom To (drums) kicked off the concert with “Yesterday” pumping up the crowd,

ASK THE VET | Determining Kitten Age

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Gold demand in China slumps 52% after buying frenzy subsides

Purchases in Asia’s largest economy plunged 52 percent to 192.5 metric tons in the three months to June from a year earlier, contributing to a drop in global consumption, the

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Tencent profit surges as games boost messaging apps

Net income rose to 5.84 billion yuan (USD949 million) in the three months ended June from 3.68 billion yuan a year earlier, the Hong Kong-listed company said in a statement

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