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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba surpassed Facebook by market capitalisation on its first day as a public company right from the minute it started trading.

21 Sep 2014 - 11:10am

OECD chief Angel Gurria handed the G20 recommendations on the biggest changes to international tax rules in more than a century in a bid to tackle corporate tax strategies that are costing...

21 Sep 2014 - 3:34am

Microsoft, the US tech giant targeted in an anti-monopoly probe by Beijing, is delaying the release of its much-anticipated Xbox One game console on the mainland until the end of the year.

21 Sep 2014 - 5:29am

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's shares surged on its long-awaited Wall Street debut yesterday following a record stock offering that opens the door to its global expansion.

20 Sep 2014 - 4:42am

BANKING & FINANCE

The mainland's securities regulator has launched an investigation into a member of its initial public offering review committee for insider trading.

20 Sep 2014 - 5:10am

ECONOMY

OECD chief Angel Gurria handed the G20 recommendations on the biggest changes to international tax rules in more than a century in a bid to tackle corporate tax strategies that are costing...

21 Sep 2014 - 3:34am

MONEY

The reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping in the late 1970s and early '80s triggered a boom in the export-oriented manufacturing sector, which was concentrated in the coastal regions, according to...

20 Sep 2014 - 5:10am

Companies

Microsoft, the US tech giant targeted in an anti-monopoly probe by Beijing, is delaying the release of its much-anticipated Xbox One game console on the mainland until the end of the year.

21 Sep 2014 - 5:29am

China Business

China has issued guidelines that will enable original car-parts makers to sell their products to consumers and non-authorised dealers as it takes steps to eliminate what it says are monopolistic...

20 Sep 2014 - 5:10am

COMMODITIES

Faced with a limited global supply of diamonds and rising operating costs, De Beers and Rio Tinto executives are pointing to branded diamonds, which deliver much higher margins, as the future for...

19 Sep 2014 - 5:34am

Markets

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  • No: 28%
18 Sep 2014
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Money

Today we find out how Scotland has voted, a difficult decision where the economy is just one of the issues.

19 Sep 2014 - 9:20am

STOCK TALK

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UBS sees the Hang Seng Index gaining at least 15 per cent next year on the back of improving earnings growth in sectors like consumption, internet commerce and non-bank financial firms.

MARKETS & INVESTING

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba surpassed Facebook by market capitalisation on its first day as a public company right from the minute it started trading.

21 Sep 2014 - 11:10am

SPENDING

Amid the mainland’s clampdown on visible luxury, high-net-worth individuals are shifting away from merely owning things to seeking experiences that will help them acquire a modicum of savoir faire...

18 Jun 2014 - 1:36am

Wealth

The world’s richest people are clinging to stockpiles of zero-yielding cash despite a surge in financial markets and increasingly sophisticated attempts by private banks to entice them into...

23 Jun 2014 - 9:26pm

At last, a man with a mission and a breath of fresh air after all those cliched charity balls. We’re talking about Mission Possible, a fund raiser that’s fun, with zero expenses and every cent...

6 Mar 2014 - 5:57pm

It’s worked in Los Angeles, London, New York and Amsterdam but it will be interesting to see how Hyatt’s Andaz concept goes down in Tokyo. Most global hotels still stick to: guest arrives, bellboy...

27 Feb 2014 - 11:15am

Meet Boris the Chair

26 Feb 2014 - 11:51am

Thursday's memorial service for society jewellery designer and philanthropist Sandra D'Auriol is set to be one of the most memorable and spectacular ever held in Central's St John's Cathedral.

13 Feb 2014 - 8:10pm

Companies

Sony Corp may reward investors if they wait to buy its bonds after an expected ratings downgrade, BNP Paribas said. The Japanese consumer electronics maker widened its net loss forecast on...

20 Sep 2014 - 5:10am

With a massive war chest raised from its initial public offering and an ambition like no other Chinese company before it, Alibaba Group Holding looks set to morph into a bigger global conglomerate...

20 Sep 2014 - 2:56am

China has imposed a record fine of three billion yuan (HK$3.78 billion) on British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for bribing doctors to use its drugs.

20 Sep 2014 - 3:24am

Roche chief executive Severin Schwan likes to crack open the champagne with his drug research teams at the end of a big project - especially when they fail.

20 Sep 2014 - 5:10am

Hua Capital Management, a Beijing-based private equity firm, has hired Bank of America to provide funding for its US$1.7 billion bid for US camera sensor-maker OmniVision Technologies.

19 Sep 2014 - 5:34am

Microsoft will close its Silicon Valley research-and-development operation as part of 2,100 layoffs announced as it moves towards its new chief executive’s goal of cutting 18,000 staff.

19 Sep 2014 - 12:57pm

China International Marine Containers has declared another victory in its legal battle against Brazilian-based Schahin Group over US$208 million in arrears for the construction of two oil-drilling...

19 Sep 2014 - 12:56pm

Following Apple's recent announcement of the iPhone 6's mobile payment feature, Apple Pay, experts from both the public and private sector gave positive predictions for the outlook of mobile...

19 Sep 2014 - 5:34am

Banking & Finance

The mainland plans to allow insurers to issue preferred shares in a step to widen their funding channels to bolster solvency while pursuing growth.

20 Sep 2014 - 5:10am

Private banker Claude Haberer takes a broader view of the client relationship, instilling in his team of asset managers the need to nurture relationships with families to help play a role as...

20 Sep 2014 - 5:10am

Commodities

The Shanghai Gold Exchange officially launched its international trading platform in the city's free-trade zone (FTZ) last night, the first such board in the zone, with hopes of setting benchmark...

19 Sep 2014 - 4:56am

Russia's Gazprom is seeking to tap Hong Kong's financing platform to raise loan and bond financing along with broadening the investor base for its shares trading at depressed values.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:53am

Economy

Japan downgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in five months, as a string of weak data hammers hopes for a quick recovery following Tokyo's April sales tax rise.

20 Sep 2014 - 5:53am

Many mainland residents may not be as confident as Premier Li Keqiang in the prospects of the job market, a survey conducted by the People's Bank of China indicated.

20 Sep 2014 - 1:15am

China Business

The shadow of Steve Jobs looms large over Lei Jun, chairman and chief executive of Xiaomi, which overtook Samsung to become China's leading smartphone vendor in the second quarter of 2014.

20 Sep 2014 - 5:10am

Apple is hiring a head of law enforcement in Beijing to deal with user data requests from the government, according to a public job listing, after it last month began storing private data on...

19 Sep 2014 - 5:16am

Property

Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties, seeking to raise up to US$6 billion in a Hong Kong share float that would be the city's largest this year, is seen as a safe play in a mainland property sector...

20 Sep 2014 - 4:41am

Xiamen is the only mainland city which recorded growth in new private housing prices among the 70 major mainland cities in August, government figures showed.

19 Sep 2014 - 4:39am

SouFun shares are posting the longest streak of losses since 2011 in US trading on concern the new price incentives that the Chinese real estate website is offering homebuyers will erode profits...

19 Sep 2014 - 6:16am

Video

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