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Vietnam’s luxury property market draws well-heeled domestic buyers and foreign investors

Rapid economic growth has spurred a wave of overseas investors and wealthy domestic buyers to target the nation’s luxury real estate

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Vietnam’s luxury property market draws well-heeled domestic buyers and foreign investors

Rapid economic growth has spurred a wave of overseas investors and wealthy domestic buyers to target the nation’s luxury real estate

Honda to shut UK car assembly in the latest blow to Britain’s shrinking automotive industry

Honda plans to close its plant in Swindon, about 80 miles west of London, where 3,500 workers are employed

19 Feb 2019 - 10:40AM
Honda to shut UK car assembly in the latest blow to Britain’s shrinking automotive industry

Honda plans to close its plant in Swindon, about 80 miles west of London, where 3,500 workers are employed

Failed sports deal puts murky US$3.3 trillion market in China back into spotlight

Risks lurk in China’s market for wealth management products, investment pools that often offered implicitly guaranteed returns and became wildly popular before regulators clamped down in 2017.

19 Feb 2019 - 9:13AM
Failed sports deal puts murky US$3.3 trillion market in China back into spotlight

Risks lurk in China’s market for wealth management products, investment pools that often offered implicitly guaranteed returns and became wildly popular before regulators clamped down in 2017.

Singapore budget: Health care package for elderly, foreign worker restrictions announced

The city state will spent US$4.5 billion for its ageing population, give some citizens a tax rebate and tighten restrictions on foreign workers.

19 Feb 2019 - 11:12AM
Singapore budget: Health care package for elderly, foreign worker restrictions announced

The city state will spent US$4.5 billion for its ageing population, give some citizens a tax rebate and tighten restrictions on foreign workers.

HNA mulls sale of Swiss aircraft maintenance firm SR Technics, potentially raising US$1 billion

HNA Group has engaged an adviser on the potential disposal of its 80 per cent stake in SR Technics

18 Feb 2019 - 10:14PM
HNA mulls sale of Swiss aircraft maintenance firm SR Technics, potentially raising US$1 billion

HNA Group has engaged an adviser on the potential disposal of its 80 per cent stake in SR Technics

European Union finds itself in crossfire in Huawei battle

Pressure is ramping up as Europeans try to work out a common approach toward the risks of using Chinese kit in the next generation of data networks.

17 Feb 2019 - 5:24PM
European Union finds itself in crossfire in Huawei battle

Pressure is ramping up as Europeans try to work out a common approach toward the risks of using Chinese kit in the next generation of data networks.

Online casinos and their army of Chinese workers come under scrutiny in Philippines

The Philippines’ tax agency is setting its sights on more than 50 companies operating online casinos catering to Chinese punters, and their thousands of Chinese workers.

17 Feb 2019 - 10:18PM
Online casinos and their army of Chinese workers come under scrutiny in Philippines

The Philippines’ tax agency is setting its sights on more than 50 companies operating online casinos catering to Chinese punters, and their thousands of Chinese workers.

Ex-Fox News host Heather Nauert withdraws as Donald Trump’s pick for UN ambassador as Jamaican nanny issue emerges in background check

Heather Nauert’s nomination began to falter after the White House was alerted to a problem in her background check.

17 Feb 2019 - 10:13PM
Ex-Fox News host Heather Nauert withdraws as Donald Trump’s pick for UN ambassador as Jamaican nanny issue emerges in background check

Heather Nauert’s nomination began to falter after the White House was alerted to a problem in her background check.

Romanée-Conti leads the way as thirst for rare wine and whisky drives surge in auction sales

Global wine auction sales at Sotheby’s rose more than 50 per cent to US$98 million in 2018

16 Feb 2019 - 4:05PM
Romanée-Conti leads the way as thirst for rare wine and whisky drives surge in auction sales

Global wine auction sales at Sotheby’s rose more than 50 per cent to US$98 million in 2018

Total ban on China’s Huawei may be a mistake and it’s ‘more complicated than in or out’, Britain’s MI6 chief Alex Younger suggests

Taking a softer approach to Huawei could put the UK at odds with some of its closest security counterparts, including its ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence allies

16 Feb 2019 - 11:28PM
Total ban on China’s Huawei may be a mistake and it’s ‘more complicated than in or out’, Britain’s MI6 chief Alex Younger suggests

Taking a softer approach to Huawei could put the UK at odds with some of its closest security counterparts, including its ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence allies

JPMorgan develops its own digital coin to speed up corporate global payments

The biggest US bank said it has developed a prototype digital coin that it plans to use to speed up payments between corporate customers

15 Feb 2019 - 4:21PM
JPMorgan develops its own digital coin to speed up corporate global payments

The biggest US bank said it has developed a prototype digital coin that it plans to use to speed up payments between corporate customers

Didi said to begin major job cuts as it overhauls ride-hailing business in China after safety backlash

Didi has faced a regulatory and consumer backlash at home after two women passengers were murdered in 2018

17 Feb 2019 - 6:00PM
Didi said to begin major job cuts as it overhauls ride-hailing business in China after safety backlash

Didi has faced a regulatory and consumer backlash at home after two women passengers were murdered in 2018

Remember that ‘Chinese boycott’ of Canada Goose down jackets because of Meng Wanzhou? Revenue numbers show it didn’t happen, with sales rising, and forecasts up

Despite a December call for Chinese buyers to spurn Canada Goose after the arrest of Huawei’s CFO in Vancouver, sales climbed 50 per cent in Q4 2018.

15 Feb 2019 - 12:15PM
Remember that ‘Chinese boycott’ of Canada Goose down jackets because of Meng Wanzhou? Revenue numbers show it didn’t happen, with sales rising, and forecasts up

Despite a December call for Chinese buyers to spurn Canada Goose after the arrest of Huawei’s CFO in Vancouver, sales climbed 50 per cent in Q4 2018.

Anwar Ibrahim expects to succeed Mahathir Mohamad as Malaysian PM within two years, plans to hold Goldman Sachs to account over 1MDB

The men have presented a united front to the public, giving Mahathir a free hand to root out corruption

14 Feb 2019 - 8:56PM
Anwar Ibrahim expects to succeed Mahathir Mohamad as Malaysian PM within two years, plans to hold Goldman Sachs to account over 1MDB

The men have presented a united front to the public, giving Mahathir a free hand to root out corruption

Apple's self-driving cars need much more human help than its rivals at Waymo or General Motors
The biggest winners in Shenzhen, ‘China’s Silicon Valley’? Pig and chicken farmers
Jakarta to get new airport as Indonesia pumps billions into expansion amid travel boom

Jakarta is the latest to join cities in Southeast Asia to expand capacity as travel demand in the Asia-Pacific region is set to double in the next two decades.

13 Feb 2019 - 8:38PM
Jakarta to get new airport as Indonesia pumps billions into expansion amid travel boom

Jakarta is the latest to join cities in Southeast Asia to expand capacity as travel demand in the Asia-Pacific region is set to double in the next two decades.

Tesla rushes Model 3s to China before trade war truce expires on March 1
Gucci sales soar amid ‘extremely dynamic’ demand for luxury goods in China

Fourth-quarter sales rose 28 per cent to 2.3 billion (US$2.6 billion), Paris-based Kering, Gucci’s owner, said on Tuesday

13 Feb 2019 - 12:10PM
Gucci sales soar amid ‘extremely dynamic’ demand for luxury goods in China

Fourth-quarter sales rose 28 per cent to 2.3 billion (US$2.6 billion), Paris-based Kering, Gucci’s owner, said on Tuesday

Shinawatra proxies set their sights on Thailand’s economy after failed bid to enlist Princess Ubolratana

Thaksin’s alliance with the princess appeared designed to challenge junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha

13 Feb 2019 - 8:39AM
Shinawatra proxies set their sights on Thailand’s economy after failed bid to enlist Princess Ubolratana

Thaksin’s alliance with the princess appeared designed to challenge junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha