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  1. Banking on business without protection

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hatred of regulations. Los Angeles, the porn capital of the US, just enacted a new law mandating the wearing of condoms by actors engaged in sex scenes. The sex industry is irate and threatening ... They are especially infuriated by the so-called Volcker Rule, named after Paul Volcker, the legendary US Fed chairman. If condoms work to separate pleasure from procreation, Volcker tries to separate ...

  2. Reggie Ho, Asia-Pacific editor of Business Traveller and gay rights activist

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to prominence and immense riches. The last book I really enjoyed was Game Change, about the 2008 US presidential election- it's not so much about politics, but rather how freaky and loony people ...

  3. A glorious pictorial record of Mick, Keith and the Stones' 50 years in the music business

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... playing the clubs and more recently we've filled the largest stadiums in the world with the kind of show that none of us could have imagined all those years ago.' Early concert posters ...

  4. Country is 'open for business'

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... agreed terms and conditions that would allow the airline to operate with certainty at least until the end of 2014. 'Australian tourism is open for business and we need to ensure whatever existing damage to our industry can now be minimised, says Andrew McEvoy, managing director of Tourism Australia. 'The 'open for business' message is communicated widely through all ...

  5. When art is a frisky business

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... intrinsic value as a piece of musical theatre, he says. 'Entertainment is often a form of escapism. But surely the role of a musical such as Spring Awakening is to give us a glimpse of reality, both the wonders and the horrors of it,' he says. 'It gives us a deeper understanding of the human condition, rather than providing some escapism.' So what would Wedekind think ...

  6. Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Phair Think Big: Make It Happen in Business and Life by Donald Trump and Bill Zanker Harper, HK$120 Who better to think big with than Donald Trump, star of The Apprentice, and Bill Zanker who started The Learning Annex with US$5,000 and turned it into a US$5 million a year company. What's the connection between the two? Well, Zanker used the strategies of Trump to grow ...

  7. Pay-TV channel business eyes media assets

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Lionsgate Entertainment Corp, a leading independent film studio and television programming distributor in North America, has formed a joint venture with US private investment firm Saban Capital Group to run Hong Kong-based Tiger Gate and expand its fledgling pay-TV channel business across Asia. The partners say they intend to use Tiger Gate, which introduced horror ...

  8. Disney business

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong Disneyland predicts 5.6 million visitors for its first year, one-third from the mainland. Ticket prices will be the world's cheapest for Disney. How do you expect the park will fare? Write to us. ...

  9. Newspapers still seek new business model

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... in running a newspaper is the journalists. Few newspapers in the US employ even half as many journalists as they did 15 years ago. Yet news-gathering remains a highly labour-intensive business ... American newspapers were already in a very vulnerable position, and now many are at death's door. I'm getting used to lawyers' letters from US dailies explaining they are now ...

  10. Disneyland pins hopes on a busy summer to push it into profit

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong Disneyland is banking on a busy summer to take it into profit after many visitors stayed away last year because of fears of human swine flu, managing director Andrew ... community outreach. Design staff at US-based Walt Disney Imagineering, for example, have expressed interest in helping design an interactive youth centre at the Hong Kong branch of the Savannah ...




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