High-profile businesswoman Lily Chiang Lai-lei was on sick and maternity leave after losing an unborn twin during the period of her alleged fraud offences, a court heard yesterday.Wednesday, 30 March, 2011, 12:00am
At night, Tokyo's famed Ginza retail and nightlife quarter still looks like an abandoned film set; blackouts and a lack of clientele conspire to extinguish its blare and shimmer. By day, however, signs of life are emerging just over a fortnight since the March 11 earthquake plunged Japan into its worst post-war crisis.29 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
Despite the earthquake, tsunami and radiation crisis in Japan and monetary tightening policy in China, Credit Suisse chief executive Brady Dougan is optimistic about growth in Asia over the next five years.28 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
China Mining United Fund (CMU Fund), the mainland's first private equity fund focusing on resources and mining, says it is preparing for listings in Hong Kong and on the mainland next year.
CMU chairman Zheng Zhi said assets in the potash, precious metals and new energy sectors could be included in the company's H- and A-share listings.25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
TPV Technology, the world's biggest contract manufacturer of computer monitors, is gearing up to expand its television business this year as the mainland becomes the industry's largest market for liquid-crystal display (LCD) televisions.25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
China's leaders talk a lot about lifting incomes for the country's rural poor.
Their talk is unconvincing. In many cases the ground-level implementation of government policies hinders rather than helps wealth creation among the 54 per cent of the population who still live in the countryside.23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
The Hong Kong government last night extended the black travel warning to three more regions of Japan surrounding Fukushima.
The highest travel warning means people should avoid all travel to Miyagi, Ibaraki and Iwate, as well as Fukushima. The red travel warning - which advises against non-essential travel - is in force for the rest of Japan.16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
Top Form is beginning to sound like a misnomer as the bra maker struggles to get over the hump caused by rapid changes in the mainland's labour market and industrial laws.14 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
Despite rising production, operational and staff costs, and an increasingly competitive sports retail sector, Puma Hong Kong still believes the local market has great growth potential. But rapid expansion and rising wage expectations are making recruitment increasingly difficult for the company.12 Mar 2011 - 12:00am
The media will, as usual, heap praise on the country's achievements in enhancing women's rights on International Women's Day today.
But experts warn that those at grass-roots level have been left behind as the country prospers.8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am