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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - FINANCE

    Financial platform Thinknum encourages communal approach

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:23am by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... Pavan Shamdasani life@scmp.com Web tool aims for safety in numbers If the 2008 global economic crisis proved anything, it's that the fate of the financial world is often based on logical guesswork- financial valuations and projections based on assumptions of how well a company will perform. In the industry, they're known as "financial models"- sometimes ...

  2. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - STYLE CHECK JING ZHANG

    L'Wren Scott's death shocks NY fashion industry insiders

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:48am by Jing Zhang

    ... Jing Zhang jing.zhang@scmp.com Designer's death shocks insiders The death of American fashion designer L'Wren Scott sent shockwaves through the industry last week. ... death a suicide. Scott was an important figure on the New York fashion scene, and had garnered the respect and admiration of many industry insiders. Her designs, notably the strong, powerful, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    Financial exchange regulators use computers to crack traders' code

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by Reuters

    ... technology right now Sang Lee, Aite Group Financial regulators are now trying to translate such exchanges into plain English as they investigate whether dealers have colluded to rig benchmark foreign exchange rates used to price trillions of dollars' worth of deals. Britain's financial watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has about 60 staff dedicated to the foreign ...

  4. News - Asia - GAMING

    Happy birthday Game Boy: Nintendo’s trailblazing console turns 25

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 07:52pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... machine”, few knew it would turn the console-based industry on its head, starting a revolution that did for portable gaming what Sony’s Walkman had done for mobile music. It also helped turn Super ... and pushed mobile gaming into the mainstream. “At one point, portable gaming was synonymous with the Game Boy,” said Serkan Toto, a Tokyo-based games industry consultant “It laid the foundation ...

  5. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    How 3-D printing is starting to revolutionise the fashion industry

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 10:15am by Steven Kurutz

    ... for designers. Duann Scott- whose title at Shapeways is design evangelist- says the low financial risk from printing objects on demand is ideal for fashion designers looking to push boundaries. "Short seasons, doing new things all the time: that's what works for the fashion industry," he says. The Dutch-founded company's all-white, futuristic-looking factory in New York ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Fear and loathing at the cinema: new films reflect modern tensions in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Vivienne Chow

    ... co-productions partly funded by a mainland financier. Opening this month, Enthralled, the directorial debut of columnist Chip Tsao, touches on sensitive events such as the annual June 4 protests over ... into the Japanese adult video industry. It features enough nudity to ensure it would not make it to mainland cinema screens, and makes much of the "Hong Kong spirit" of hard work ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - SCHOLARSHIP

    Bafta scholarships open door to UK

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:49am by Kylie Knott

    ... says Amanda Berry, the chief executive of Bafta. The scholarships will give two permanent Hong Kong residents needing financial help the chance to study a postgraduate course in Britain ... Foundation Scholarships provide up to £20,000 (HK$257,000) towards one year's course fees at a British institution, a £10,000 bursary for living expenses, the support of an industry mentor, ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Pride of place: showroom in Ap Lei Chau

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:36am by Jane Steer

    ... Text John Butlin Every item has its own spot in this Ap Lei Chau showroom, in which industrial design is paired with playful pop art Pride of place Text Jane Steer / Photography John ... herself, the place exudes humour and energy. Splashes of turquoise and electric orange add zing to industrial materials, such as weathered, acid-etched iron and polished concrete. Giant ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Fuel of dreams

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by Kylie Knott

    ... to the British film industry, the scholarship is a chance of a lifetime. "I understand all the relationship building that is going on behind the scenes and encourage this, but this is about giving successful candidates the chance to fulfil their dreams," Yip says. And it's a dream that won't turn into a financial nightmare: the scholarships have been carefully designed to cover ...

  10. News - China - PRESTIGE MOTORING

    What austerity drive? Wealthy Chinese undeterred as they flock to lavish auto show

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 06:33pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of the auto industry as a whole, with three German companies at the helm: BMW, Daimler (Mercedes) and Audi. The popular trio dominates the high-end Chinese market and enjoyed sales increases of 20 per ...




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