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  1. Business - Companies

    Co-founder Simon Xie remains Alibaba's man of mystery

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Reuters

    ... recommend fantasy novels like the Grave Robbers' Chronicles. He's fond of making jokes and puns, particularly over cups of his favoured baijiu, a fiery Chinese sorghum-based spirit also ...

  2. Business - Money

    Fallen Centaur fund linked to regulatory executive

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... services to further enhance Hong Kong". What made Centaur stand out was a guaranteed return structure. The fund is part of a novel investment vehicle that pools money to back litigation ...

  3. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Starbucks, Dicos withdraw sandwiches as China launches nationwide probe into 'rotten meat' firm

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:11am by Patrick Boehler

    ... brands such as McDonald's and KFC, to compete for costumers in China. "When they first entered the market, they offered unique experiences in terms of novel food choices, clean ...

  4. Business - Companies - INNOVATION

    Industry innovation must extend to business models

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:51am by Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessine

    ... It is still rare for world-beating novel products and technologies to originate in emerging economies but companies in Asia have been highly successful in bringing new business models to the market. ... Xiaomi can collect all this feedback and build it into the next generation of devices. This novel business model of new product introduction is the reason why Xiaomi was able to grow rapidly ...

  5. Business - Money - THE INTERVIEW

    Interview: Allianz boss Elizabeth Corley who also pens crime novels

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... pens crime novels Elizabeth Corley is not your typical chief executive, at least in her choice of hobby. Forget golf, the global chief executive of German fund house Allianz Global Investors has a passion for crime novels- she's written four of them. The 56-year-old has managed to cram in time to pen the thrillers amid the constant international travel and demands of running ...

  6. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    'Drunk insurance' being sold to Chinese World Cup fans

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:07am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com World Cup fans offered novel protection It may be called the beautiful game, but soccer can provide some ugly moments off the pitch when fans push themselves to the limit during the late-night endurance effort required of World Cup fever. Running in from the sidelines are insurers with some innovative products that can provide night ...

  7. Business - China Business

    Alibaba founders give back with charitable trust worth US$3b

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 01:21am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Charitable venture valued at US$3b will focus on environment, health and education Alibaba founders give back with trust Jack Ma Yun has been the pioneer in the mainland's e-commerce industry over the past decade. He is now trailblazing as a pioneer in charity, which is quite a novel endeavour for the country's newly wealthy class. Ma, founder ...

  8. News - World

    French economist Thomas Piketty's grim view of the wealth gap

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 04:43am by AP

    ... Digging through 300 years of economic data, tax records, 19th century novels and modern television programmes, Piketty challenges the assumption that free markets automatically deliver widespread ... like novels in the 19th century. They’re able to show in an extreme way a kind of deep justification or deep criticism of the inequality structure. Your critics see you as pushing a political ...

  9. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Events paint Hong Kong as a tech-savvy market

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:40am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... the four-day trade show would feature the region's biggest exhibition focused on mobile and "wearable computing" gadgets and accessories in 1,050 booths. From the novel calculator ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Ivanhoe Pictures bets on Crazy Rich Asians

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:04am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Filming of Kevin Kwan's best selling debut novel Crazy Rich Asians is to start in Hong Kong later this year, before moving to Singapore, London and Paris. The book is an entertaining satirical exploration of the lives of the super-rich in Singapore, Hong Kong and the mainland. An instant success for Kwan, the producers of the film are hoping it will bring them similar ...




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