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  1. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    Alibaba's IPO architect lays out blueprint for global e-commerce empire

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:14am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Alibaba's global empire in the making Alibaba, the world's biggest e-commerce company, changed how China shops. Now the man driving its blockbuster stock sale ... credit cards to order goods from US websites that will arrive on China's doorsteps in 10 days. On March 16, Alibaba said it was planning an initial public offering in the US. Analysts say ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution, by Giles Milton

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:45pm by MCT

    ... of a far-flung Russian empire. Over the next 18 months, using several identities, Bailey sent information back on the spread of communism and the danger to British India. With a price on his head, his ... Tish Wells Russian Roulette: A Deadly Game- How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Global Plot by Giles Milton Bloomsbury Press 4 stars Tish Wells If you want some wonderful spy stories, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The fading age of nation states

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by Philip Bowring

    ... of eastern Ukraine? There are at least real divisions of language and religion. Can that be said of Scotland, the major beneficiary of the British empire? Imagine how Adam Smith and David Hume, ... at least, no arrangement between the nation state, whatever its size, and the empires of old. But, now, we see states which are so far from being nations that they can be held together only by brute ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Why the world's youngest billionaire plays little part in running her own Hong Kong-listed empire

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 11:19am by Toh Han Shih

    ... part in the running of the company she owns and her residency in the city ensures her mainland father’s business empire is legitimately sheltered from the Chinese government and the taxman, ... But despite the reported fortune that suggests a savvy businesswoman who built a mainland real estate empire, Logan’s IPO prospectus paints a different picture. And analysts believe the real power ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Patriotism on the bench? There's not much of a case

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by SIMON NG

    ... empirical research, our legal system has been consistently regarded by the people as a fair public institution in the last two decades or so. The people believe our judges are fair, independent ... and truth (Athena) on the left. The architectural work is also reminiscent of British jurist Edward Coke's 1608 remark: the king ought to be under no man, but under God and the law. In modern ...

  6. News - World - PORTUGAL

    New search in Portugal brings another false dawn in search for British girl Madeleine McCann

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 10:22pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Praia da Luz Seven years after British girl vanished in Portugal, hunt on scrubland brings no new clues, only agony for parents Kate and Gerry McCann Another false dawn insearch for Madeleine It began with a team of British detectives on all fours scouring a hilly stretch of scrubland on Portugal's Algarve coast. But at the end of the first week of searches ...

  7. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London prices fall as British property market cools

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in London Decline for second straight month in British capital adds to signs that the property market is losing steam as a result of cooling measures London prices drop as demand ... in the British capital fell 0.4 per cent from last month to an average of £587,174 (HK$7.77 million), the property website operator said. Across England and Wales, prices fell 0.8 per cent, their first ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - PRESEASON FRIENDLIES

    Manchester United, City, Liverpool lead 'British invasion' of United States

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Five clubs from the English Premier League will play to American audiences still on a high after the US team's encouraging World Cup display United to head new 'British invasion' Fifty years after the Beatles launched a British musical "invasion" of America, English football clubs are going to the United States hoping ...

  9. News - World - MEDIA

    Brooks testifies in phone-hacking trial about rise in Murdoch's media empire

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 01:29am by AFP

    ... Reuters in London Brooks tells of rapid rise to top of Murdoch empire Rebekah Brooks' meteoric rise to wield vast power from the pinnacle of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper empire should not be held against her when jurors decide whether she is guilty of phone-hacking, her lawyer told a London court yesterday. Brooks, a close friend of the last three British prime ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Islamic State has ordered female genital mutilation: UN

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:48am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva Order by militants could affect up to 4 million women, claims UN, but some doubt its report Female genital mutilation 'fatwa'by Islamic State The United Nations said yesterday that militant group Islamic State had ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation. But doubts emerged ...




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