HSBC posts profit and ponders moving headquarters to Asia

Shanghai’s graft busting comes closer to home

South Korea's glitzy Gangnam to lose last slum

Hong Kong-based Filipino maid survives earthquake in Nepal after her attempt to climb Himalayas Mountain

HSBC posts profit and ponders moving headquarters to Asia

May 6, 2015

Europe's biggest bank HSBC posted a 4 percent rise in first-quarter pretax profit, after investment banking revenue bounced back. The better than expected results come as HSBC considers moving its headquarters back to Asia.

Shanghai’s graft busting comes closer to home

May 5, 2015

New regulations from the Shanghai government are taking aim at corruption with a trial scheme to ban the families of senior officials from running businesses and restricting investments. (Cover photo: Reuters)

South Korea's glitzy Gangnam to lose last slum

May 5, 2015

The last slum in Seoul's glitzy Gangnam district is finally set to be demolished after years of redevelopment plans.

Hong Kong-based Filipino maid survives earthquake in Nepal after her attempt to climb Himalayas Mountain

May 5, 2015

Liza Avelino, a 43-year-old Hong Kong-based domestic helper and mountaineer, tells SCMP about her attempt to climb a peak in the Himalayas and her brush with death when the earthquake hit Nepal on April 25.