Trade | ‘New era’ for China-Japan ties dissipates over Trump-Xi Fight

What was meant to be a landmark year for Japan-China relations has turned sour, as the U.S. standoff with Beijing leaves Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caught up in a fight

Hong Kong investor David Webb says city is facing ‘brain drain’

More talented workers are likely to leave Hong Kong if China imposes a vaguely worded national security law on the financial hub, according to one of the city’s most prominent

Trump’s options to hit Hong Kong, from tariffs to China’s banks

If the markets are any judge, U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow of “meaningful” action to strip some of Hong Kong’s trade privileges has so far proved underwhelming. Trump’s announcement in the

With small coffee brands reeling, Nestle, Starbucks set to grow

Starbucks Corp. and Nestle SA, the maker of Nescafe and Nespresso coffee, could see their brands grab a bigger share of the market as the virus lockdowns end, limiting consumer

Zoom to strengthen encryption for paying customers

Zoom Video Communications Inc. plans to strengthen encryption for paying clients and institutions, but not for users with free accounts, Reuters reported, citing the company’s security consultant Alex Stamos. The company

Trump, furious at Twitter, aims executive order at tech giants

Donald Trump has been raging against Twitter Inc. since the social media platform that helped vault him to the presidency slapped fact-check links on a pair of his tweets. Now, he’s

Shanghai Stock Exchange mulls first revamp of benchmark in 30 years

The Shanghai Stock Exchange is considering the first overhaul of its benchmark index in three decades so that it better reflects China’s increasingly high-tech economy, according to people familiar with

China traders are buying Hong Kong stocks like never before

Mainland money is flowing into Hong Kong’s stocks at an unparalleled pace, offering support to a market at the center of rising tensions between Beijing and Washington. Eligible investors, which can

Rich Chinese snapping up luxury homes from Singapore to Sydney

Rich Chinese home buyers are back. Across China and in some of their familiar hunting grounds in Asia, wealthy buyers are snapping up luxury housing, in many cases to guard their

MGM attains major global and regional HR awards

Casino operator MGM’s work in talent development and human resources has once again been recognized both regionally and globally, with the institution receiving several awards from four renowned institutions in

AstraZeneca gets $1 billion from US to make Oxford vaccine

AstraZeneca Plc received more than $1 billion in U.S. government funding for an experimental Covid-19 vaccine from the University of Oxford, a boost to one of the world’s fastest-moving projects

Analysis | Crisis reminds us that nothing beats dollars

There is something about America that tends to shed fear. Its citizens occasionally tremble, but America as a whole exploits fear. It may do anger or retribution, or internal divisions

Ghosn’s suspected escape accomplices arrested in Boston

A former Green Beret soldier and his son, charged in Japan with aiding the escape of Carlos Ghosn, were arrested in Massachusetts today and are being held for possible

Over 15,000 Hong Kong shops may close without rent relief

From luxury boutiques to mom and pop stores, Hong Kong’s retailers are hurting. Unless landlords can offer more relief, one in four could disappear by December if sales don’t improve,

The Manor appoints new executive sous chef

The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip has welcomed Michele Dell’ Aquila as executive sous chef at The Manor. The chef has created a series of new, grill-inspired dishes accented with unique

Sands Macao distributes meal packs as part of anniversary tradition

Sands Macao distributed complimentary boxed lunches to local taxi drivers Monday, in celebration of the hotel and entertainment complex’s 16th anniversary. Taxi drivers arriving at the hotel earlier this week were

Famed designer draws up plan to save restaurants through outdoor dining

The sprawling sidewalk café lifestyle is prevalent in cities around the world, from Rome to Miami. New York, not so much. But the Big Apple’s cityscape might be changing in response

Could 2020 Be a Stabilizing Year for Bitcoin in Asia?

Bitcoin tends to be the source of much disagreement. Speculation varies greatly about its true value, its long-term potential, and really, its place in the world. If there’s one thing

Europe’s broken tourism industry struggles to save the summer

On the Greek island of Mykonos, Mayor Kostas Koukas is desperately trying to revive the tourism that is the life blood of the local economy. Koukas, and his counterparts in towns

Why open a store? Chinese merchants go livestreaming instead

At the height of China’s coronavirus outbreak, the skincare-products maker Forest Cabin closed more than half of its 300 stores across the nation as shoppers stayed home. With sales plunging,

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