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‘No salary, no money’: Jet Airways staff demand India Prime Minister Modi rescue grounded airline

About a hundred people, including uniformed Jet Airways pilots, took to the streets on Thursday in New Delhi to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene

19 Apr 2019 - 9:56AM

About a hundred people, including uniformed Jet Airways pilots, took to the streets on Thursday in New Delhi to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene

‘No salary, no money’: Jet Airways staff demand India Prime Minister Modi rescue grounded airline
US-China tensions may continue after trade war, says Singapore’s finance minister

Heng Swee Keat says rivalry between the world’s two biggest economies is ‘more complex’ than a simple trade dispute.

18 Apr 2019 - 10:02PM

Heng Swee Keat says rivalry between the world’s two biggest economies is ‘more complex’ than a simple trade dispute.

US-China tensions may continue after trade war, says Singapore’s finance minister
What makes Girard-Perregaux’s Quasar the ‘supercar’ of timepieces?

At US$194,000, this super lightweight watch is rendered in matt black titanium and wrapped in a solid sapphire case

18 Apr 2019 - 12:00PM

At US$194,000, this super lightweight watch is rendered in matt black titanium and wrapped in a solid sapphire case

What makes Girard-Perregaux’s Quasar the ‘supercar’ of timepieces?
German spies dismiss Trump threats to cut off US intelligence over Huawei’s 5G risk

Sentiment in Berlin reflects difficulty the Trump administration faces in its attempts to block Huawei from 5G networks because of alleged Chinese espionage

18 Apr 2019 - 11:06AM

Sentiment in Berlin reflects difficulty the Trump administration faces in its attempts to block Huawei from 5G networks because of alleged Chinese espionage

German spies dismiss Trump threats to cut off US intelligence over Huawei’s 5G risk
Federal Communications Commission chief Ajit Pai moves to block China Mobile’s entry into US market, citing ‘substantial’ national security risks

Pai says operator’s bid to provide telecommunications services in the US ‘raises substantial and serious national security and law enforcement risks’.

18 Apr 2019 - 7:24AM

Pai says operator’s bid to provide telecommunications services in the US ‘raises substantial and serious national security and law enforcement risks’.

Federal Communications Commission chief Ajit Pai moves to block China Mobile’s entry into US market, citing ‘substantial’ national security risks
Google, Apple block TikTok in India, in move likely to hurt Bytedance’s short video app in key market

India is one of several nations across Asia adopting stricter oversight of internet companies, similar to the way China regulates the web.

17 Apr 2019 - 2:59PM

India is one of several nations across Asia adopting stricter oversight of internet companies, similar to the way China regulates the web.

Google, Apple block TikTok in India, in move likely to hurt Bytedance’s short video app in key market
Intel gives up on failed quest to break into mobile market as Qualcomm and Apple settle dispute

Intel CEO Bob Swan is stopping an effort that his predecessors poured billions of dollars into over the years

17 Apr 2019 - 9:25AM

Intel CEO Bob Swan is stopping an effort that his predecessors poured billions of dollars into over the years

Intel gives up on failed quest to break into mobile market as Qualcomm and Apple settle dispute
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un getting ready for first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Summit is likely to take place April 24 in Vladivostok, before Putin’s April 26-27 visit to Beijing to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping

16 Apr 2019 - 9:30PM

Summit is likely to take place April 24 in Vladivostok, before Putin’s April 26-27 visit to Beijing to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un getting ready for first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin
Woman who’s never owned a smartphone is juror in multibillion-dollar Apple-Qualcomm patent trial

Qualcomm is seeking billions of dollars in unpaid royalties from Apple’s Asian contract manufacturers that assemble its iPhones and iPads.

16 Apr 2019 - 4:56PM

Qualcomm is seeking billions of dollars in unpaid royalties from Apple’s Asian contract manufacturers that assemble its iPhones and iPads.

Woman who’s never owned a smartphone is juror in multibillion-dollar Apple-Qualcomm patent trial
India Prime Minister Modi has upper hand in election ‘guerilla warfare’ as parties vie for jets, choppers to spread campaigns

The ruling BJP has booked as many as 20 private jets and 30 helicopters, while the Congress could manage to book just about a fifth of that, sources said

16 Apr 2019 - 2:20PM

The ruling BJP has booked as many as 20 private jets and 30 helicopters, while the Congress could manage to book just about a fifth of that, sources said

India Prime Minister Modi has upper hand in election ‘guerilla warfare’ as parties vie for jets, choppers to spread campaigns
What’s a dragon worth to the Starks, Lannisters and other Game of Thrones families?

House Targaryen began HBO’s fantasy series bottom of the heap, but the skills of actress Emilia Clarke’s character in hatching three ‘worthless’ dragon eggs have paid off

16 Apr 2019 - 1:37PM

House Targaryen began HBO’s fantasy series bottom of the heap, but the skills of actress Emilia Clarke’s character in hatching three ‘worthless’ dragon eggs have paid off

What’s a dragon worth to the Starks, Lannisters and other Game of Thrones families?
YouTube initially flags up Notre Dame fire as 9/11 conspiracy, later says system made ‘wrong call’

YouTube’s software mistakenly labelled the plumes of smoke in Paris as footage from 2001, adding incorrect information panel which was later removed

16 Apr 2019 - 4:33PM

YouTube’s software mistakenly labelled the plumes of smoke in Paris as footage from 2001, adding incorrect information panel which was later removed

YouTube initially flags up Notre Dame fire as 9/11 conspiracy, later says system made ‘wrong call’
UK property asking prices rise in sign housing market has bottomed out

Asking prices for British homes rose by the most in over a year in the four weeks to April 6, a survey showed, adding to other tentative signs that the housing market may have passed the worst of its slowdown ahead of Brexit.

16 Apr 2019 - 7:25PM

Asking prices for British homes rose by the most in over a year in the four weeks to April 6, a survey showed, adding to other tentative signs that the housing market may have passed the worst of its slowdown ahead of Brexit.

UK property asking prices rise in sign housing market has bottomed out
How China’s swine fever outbreak is upending global soybean markets

Demand for soybeans used in feed is expected to be curbed as eliminating the disease takes three to five years. A Chinese decline in soybean imports is forecast for the first time in 15 years.

15 Apr 2019 - 6:21PM

Demand for soybeans used in feed is expected to be curbed as eliminating the disease takes three to five years. A Chinese decline in soybean imports is forecast for the first time in 15 years.

How China’s swine fever outbreak is upending global soybean markets
Volkswagen’s new chief is betting carmaker’s future on his major push into China’s market, as trouble looms on the home turf

The world’s largest carmaker is weighing options on a third venture in China with Jianghuai Automobile Group, in addition to assembling cars with SAIC Motor and FAW

15 Apr 2019 - 10:36AM

The world’s largest carmaker is weighing options on a third venture in China with Jianghuai Automobile Group, in addition to assembling cars with SAIC Motor and FAW

Volkswagen’s new chief is betting carmaker’s future on his major push into China’s market, as trouble looms on the home turf
China’s internet laws are catching on across the world as Washington, US tech giants face ideological battle in budding Southeast Asia

Vietnam and Thailand are among the neighbouring nations warming to a governance model that combines sweeping content curbs with uncompromising data controls – because it helps preserve the regime in power

15 Apr 2019 - 9:37PM

Vietnam and Thailand are among the neighbouring nations warming to a governance model that combines sweeping content curbs with uncompromising data controls – because it helps preserve the regime in power

China’s internet laws are catching on across the world as Washington, US tech giants face ideological battle in budding Southeast Asia
China data expected to show signs of economic stabilisation

Corporate tax cuts, an upswing in manufacturing and expected progress on a US-China trade deal boost optimism.

14 Apr 2019 - 5:34PM

Corporate tax cuts, an upswing in manufacturing and expected progress on a US-China trade deal boost optimism.

China data expected to show signs of economic stabilisation
5 ultimate week-long luxury summer road trips to savour across America

Hire a Porsche Macan GTS or iconic Ford Mustang for a stunning national parks pilgrimage or cruise through California’s high spots

14 Apr 2019 - 10:00AM

Hire a Porsche Macan GTS or iconic Ford Mustang for a stunning national parks pilgrimage or cruise through California’s high spots

5 ultimate week-long luxury summer road trips to savour across America
China-US trade deal could threaten Beijing’s other trading partners, IMF says

Agreement ‘should be consistent with multilateralism, rather than bilateral’, IMF Asia-Pacific director Changyong Rhee says.

13 Apr 2019 - 11:06PM

Agreement ‘should be consistent with multilateralism, rather than bilateral’, IMF Asia-Pacific director Changyong Rhee says.

China-US trade deal could threaten Beijing’s other trading partners, IMF says
Chinese woman detained at Mar-a-Lago, Zhang Yujing, indicted on charges of lying and unlawful entry

Nothing in the indictment refers to espionage, but a prosecutor told the judge the US continued to look into that possibility.

13 Apr 2019 - 10:36PM

Nothing in the indictment refers to espionage, but a prosecutor told the judge the US continued to look into that possibility.

Chinese woman detained at Mar-a-Lago, Zhang Yujing, indicted on charges of lying and unlawful entry
Why Donald Trump decided against nominating daughter Ivanka as head of World Bank

He wants to avoid charges of nepotism even though she is ‘very good with numbers’.

13 Apr 2019 - 12:52AM

He wants to avoid charges of nepotism even though she is ‘very good with numbers’.

Why Donald Trump decided against nominating daughter Ivanka as head of World Bank
Inside India’s RSS: the secretive group of hardcore Hindus dedicated to Narendra Modi’s re-election

Priorities include the construction of a Hindu temple at the disputed site of Ayodhya, a uniform civil code for all religions and the abolition of special status for Jammu and Kashmir.

12 Apr 2019 - 12:27PM

Priorities include the construction of a Hindu temple at the disputed site of Ayodhya, a uniform civil code for all religions and the abolition of special status for Jammu and Kashmir.

Inside India’s RSS: the secretive group of hardcore Hindus dedicated to Narendra Modi’s re-election
Israeli spacecraft ‘Beresheet’ crashes into moon as engine fails minutes from touchdown

Israelis, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu included, had gathered to watch country’s bid to become fourth nation make a lunar landing.

12 Apr 2019 - 8:45PM

Israelis, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu included, had gathered to watch country’s bid to become fourth nation make a lunar landing.

Israeli spacecraft ‘Beresheet’ crashes into moon as engine fails minutes from touchdown
Europe’s richest man Bernard Arnault is closing his wealth gap with Gates and Buffett as LVMH shares advance to a record

Bernard Arnault, Europe’s wealthiest man and founder of the world’s largest producer of luxury goods, got US$19 billion richer after shares of LVMH rose

11 Apr 2019 - 8:58PM

Bernard Arnault, Europe’s wealthiest man and founder of the world’s largest producer of luxury goods, got US$19 billion richer after shares of LVMH rose

Europe’s richest man Bernard Arnault is closing his wealth gap with Gates and Buffett as LVMH shares advance to a record
Inside Virgin Atlantic's new luxurious upper class section: goodbye cocktail bars, hello fabulous sofas

Airline which helped revive the communal in-flight tipple changes direction in battle for lucrative transatlantic market

11 Apr 2019 - 4:26PM

Airline which helped revive the communal in-flight tipple changes direction in battle for lucrative transatlantic market

Inside Virgin Atlantic's new luxurious upper class section: goodbye cocktail bars, hello fabulous sofas
Ant Financial disrupts old school health insurance in China, attracts 50 million users to its newly launched protection plan

Ant Financial, an affiliate of Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group Holding, says it hopes to sign up more than 300 million people to its Xiang Hu Bao plan in the next two years.

11 Apr 2019 - 1:23PM

Ant Financial, an affiliate of Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group Holding, says it hopes to sign up more than 300 million people to its Xiang Hu Bao plan in the next two years.

Ant Financial disrupts old school health insurance in China, attracts 50 million users to its newly launched protection plan
Amazon confirms it is listening to “extremely small sample” of what you tell Alexa

Amazon said it only annotates an “extremely small sample” of Alexa voice recordings in order to improve the customer experience

11 Apr 2019 - 9:27AM

Amazon said it only annotates an “extremely small sample” of Alexa voice recordings in order to improve the customer experience

Amazon confirms it is listening to “extremely small sample” of what you tell Alexa
US-China trade deal: Beijing has spoken to Apple, Microsoft about concession on cloud computing, sources say

Chinese officials said to have held meeting with representatives of US tech firms to discuss possible change to cybersecurity law introduced in 2017.

10 Apr 2019 - 11:23PM

Chinese officials said to have held meeting with representatives of US tech firms to discuss possible change to cybersecurity law introduced in 2017.

US-China trade deal: Beijing has spoken to Apple, Microsoft about concession on cloud computing, sources say
JD.com targets deep job cuts as morale sags at Chinese online shopping firm

The Chinese online shopping company headed by Richard Liu Qiangdong is preparing to cut jobs, as it comes under increasing pressure from rivals including upstarts such as Pinduoduo.

11 Apr 2019 - 5:02AM

The Chinese online shopping company headed by Richard Liu Qiangdong is preparing to cut jobs, as it comes under increasing pressure from rivals including upstarts such as Pinduoduo.

JD.com targets deep job cuts as morale sags at Chinese online shopping firm
First ever Saudi Aramco bond receives US$85 billion in orders

Strong demand is a sign of investors’ hunger for yield in a world where bonds from some developed nations have negative interest rates.

9 Apr 2019 - 10:46PM

Strong demand is a sign of investors’ hunger for yield in a world where bonds from some developed nations have negative interest rates.

First ever Saudi Aramco bond receives US$85 billion in orders