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Boustead Plantations defends planned acquisition

AT a glance, the RM750mil Boustead Plantations Bhd is forking out to acquire plantation land in Labuk and Sugut, Sabah, is a good deal, being 1.3% or …

CITIC Envirotech full-year earnings double to $99.3 mil on higher revenue

SINGAPORE (March 1): CITIC Envirotech posted full-year earnings of $99.3 million, more than double of earnings of $48.3 million recorded a year …

Shipping container transforms with walls of glass in Argentina

From industrial to rustic<p>Fans of Philip Johnson’s Glass House take note: As it turns out, you too can have <i>something</i> like the modernist icon if you get a shipping container, paint it black, and replace the corrugated steel with sleek walls of glass. How’s the above example for inspiration?<p>Designed …

BIC CAMERA Shibuya East Store Annex

Hong Kong's 'villain hitters' use sorcery to vent political anger

Roadside vendors offer curses, blessings and spells against leaders using rituals from southern China that date back centuries<p>Feeling down about Donald Trump’s election and hope he will fail? Want to curse Nigel Farage for leading the UK to Brexit? A group of sorcerers in Hong Kong have what you …

China

When Xi Jinping Buys Something, Sales Tend to Spike

What do Russian ice cream, British beer, and dumplings with stir-fried pig liver and intestines have in common? When President Xi Jinping consumes …

Why they’re wrong

IN SEPTEMBER 1843 the <i>Liverpool Mercury</i> reported on a large free-trade rally in the city. The Royal Amphitheatre was overflowing. John Bright, a newly …

Crowdfunding project of the week: iBand+ induces lucid dreaming and helps you sleep better

It’s Sunday and you probably need to catch up on sleep after your weekend adventures (I know I do). But before you go into dreamland you should take a look at today’s ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’. In this article series we highlight some of the coolest campaigns from websites like Kickstarter …

Crowd Funding

Swimming wearables measure more than lap count | Financial Times

<b>Swimmers have long had just one number by which to measure their workouts, whether they are speeding through the water like a sailfish or plodding in</b> …

Swimming

Corporate America rallies to Apple’s cause | Financial Times

Corporate America’s most powerful chief executives are rallying to Apple’s side in its tax battle with the EU, appealing directly to European heads …

Tim Cook

Chairman Who Guided China Power Giant's Global Ambitions Retires

Liu Zhenya, chairman of State Grid Corp. of China, will step down as head of the world’s biggest utility, according to people with knowledge of the …

Saudis in $1.3bn bid for Grosvenor House and Plaza hotels | Financial Times

A consortium of Saudi and UK family wealth funds has launched a $1.3bn bid for London’s Grosvenor House Hotel plus majority stakes in New York’s …

Bank of China

Amazon to build three more bookstores | Financial Times

Amazon is to expand its bricks-and-mortar footprint across the United States, undeterred by the fact many physical bookstores have been struggling …

eCommerce

China’s $2bn football buying spree has fans fearful of result | Financial Times

An obscure Chinese investor buys an unfashionable Premier League football club and promises to transform their prospects, making them big in China by …

Soccer

What's News - Old Trump, New Tricks

Donald Trump has used a tactic familiar to football fans: misdirection. You pretend you’re headed one way, then go in another. “I am who I am,” the GOP nominee insisted last week. “It’s me. I don’t want to change.” This suggested that Mr. Trump would double down on insults, ad libs, exaggerations, …

Peter Thiel just backed a startup that helps you sue companies algorithmically

If Peter Thiel was trying to convince the world he wasn’t a lawsuit-happy nerd, this probably isn’t the best way to do it. Reports today detail Thiel’s latest investment, a $100,000 Thiel Foundation grant to a company, Legalist, that makes trial-by-algorithm a real thing.<p>Legalist, founded by two …

Why China’s Plan to Build a New Silk Road Runs Through Singapore

As the son of a man who journeyed from China to Singapore and founded a shipping business a half century ago, Teo Siong Seng sees his life as one …

World’s biggest offshore wind farm given go-ahead | Financial Times

Ministers have given the go-ahead for the world’s largest offshore wind farm to be built off the Yorkshire coast in an area nearly a third of the …

Hydroelectric Power

Apple Lambasts Australian Banks Over Call For iPhone NFC Access

Apple has strongly criticized an attempt by three of Australia's big banks to jointly negotiate a deal over access to the iPhone's NFC mobile payment hardware, claiming it would compromise security and scupper innovation in the field (via <i>Financial Review</i>).<p>In a clear opprobrium of Commonwealth Bank, …

1MDB: High flyer brought Low | Financial Times

As the Witkoff Group and Jynwel Capital were finalising the $660m purchase in 2013 of the Park Lane Hotel, a 47-storey high-rise along Central Park’s …

Real Estate

Li Ka-shing affiliates losing steam mid-recovery | Financial Times

The many listed branches of Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing’s empire – particularly those with heavy UK exposure – have lost some of their pep today as …

Hong Kong

Li Ka-shing lines up backers for £10bn O2 buyout | Financial Times

Li Ka-shing has won backing from the sovereign wealth funds of Singapore and Abu Dhabi for his £10.3bn purchase of Britain’s O2 — a deal that if …

Hong Kong

China’s New Killer App Taps Huge Thirst for Japanese Goods

When Chen Xi wants to shop for Albion face lotion or Pola skin-whitening supplements, the Shanghai office worker turns to Princess and the Pea on her …

Housebuilding ‘corridors’ proposed on London greenbelt | Financial Times

A stretch of greenbelt land between London and Cambridge should be opened up for housing development to test a new approach to building on protected …

Urban Design

Murdochs fight to retain Fox News talent | Financial Times

The Murdoch family is pushing to prevent Roger Ailes from leading a walkout of primetime talent at Fox News as they haggle over the terms of an exit …

Sexual Harassment

US moves to seize $1bn in Malaysia assets | Financial Times

Van Gogh paintings, Beverly Hills properties and the rights to profits from the hit movie <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> were among $1bn in assets US …

Corruption

Group Including Chinese Investors Close to Deal for AC Milan

Deal would value the Italian club at about $827 million, including debt<p>BEIJING—A consortium including Chinese investors is close to a deal for Italian soccer club AC Milan, according to people close to the deal.<p>One person said the group would buy 80% of the club, whose total value the person said …

40% Returns? How One High-Risk Hedge Fund Does It

The little-known fund run by a former professor and an ex-actuary is quietly earning some of the world’s top returns<p>A little-known Singapore hedge fund run by a former professor and an ex-actuary is quietly earning some of the world’s top returns with a sometimes stomach-churning strategy that …

Hedge Funds

U.S. Links Malaysian Prime Minister to Millions Stolen From Development Fund

In 1MDB lawsuit, Justice Department trying to seize more than $1 billion in assets<p>U.S. prosecutors have linked the prime minister of Malaysia, a key American ally in Asia, to hundreds of millions of dollars allegedly siphoned from one of the country’s economic development funds, according to a …

Economic Development