Date
21 October 2018

BUSINESS

  • As the shopping season approaches, leading smartphone brands have been busy launching their latest flagship models over the past few weeks. Huawei Technologies is the last of the top five players to do so. The Chinese telecommunications...
  • Winter is coming?

    - Oct 19, 2018 11:53am
    Global stock markets have lost their luster. China’s A shares are the worst performers, while Hong Kong stocks are lethargic. Dow Jones and S&P 500 have pared their gains to 2-3 percent after last week’s correction. Nasdaq...
  • China’s economy grew 6.5 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, falling short of market expectations and marking the weakest pace since the global financial crisis, data showed on Friday. On a quarterly basis, growth...
  • Tesla on Thursday introduced a new US$45,000 version of its Model 3 sedan on its website, launching the car as US tax breaks for the firm’s vehicles are about to decrease, Reuters reports. The rear-wheel-drive model...
  • China has asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to establish an expert group to determine the legality of tariffs imposed by the United States on steel and aluminum, Reuters reports. China’s commerce ministry was quoted as...
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical said on Thursday that Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) had approved the firm’s US$62 billion acquisition of Ireland-based drugmaker Shire Plc. Following the Japanese regulatory approval, Takeda is a step closer to sealing the...
  • Are state-owned enterprises (SOEs) expanding at the expense of the private sector in China? There has been a lot of debate on this issue. Even top officials seem to have rather different opinions as reflected in...
  • No, this is not some kind of weird spelling mistake. “HODL – Hold on for dear life” is a term that has kept investors going through hard times. If Winston Churchill was still alive (and invested...
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced a plan, backed by US$1 billion in investment, to establish an interdisciplinary college focusing on artificial intelligence and machine learning. The plan is supported by a US$350 million donation from Stephen Schwarzman,...
  • After helping tens of millions of young women in China show off themselves better online, image processing and social sharing site Meitu is now upping its game through a strategic partnership with a Hong Kong retail...

WORLD

  • Growing Western political and corporate reluctance to be associated with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi spotlights fundamentally different investment strategies and environments in the bulk of Asia and...
  • Winter is coming?

    - Oct 19, 2018 11:53am
    Global stock markets have lost their luster. China’s A shares are the worst performers, while Hong Kong stocks are lethargic. Dow Jones and S&P 500 have pared their gains to 2-3 percent after last week’s correction. Nasdaq...
  • US President Donald Trump said he presumes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and that his country’s response to Saudi Arabia is likely to be “very severe”, although he still wants to get to the...
  • Islamic State militants have seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria controlled by US-backed forces and executed some of them, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. Speaking in the Black Sea resort city of...
  • President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is undoubtedly a larger-than-life political figure who adheres to the principle that “the end justifies the means”. And perhaps nothing exemplifies his take-no-prisoners and slash-and-burn approach to governance more than...

EJI Weekly Newsletter

Please click here to unsubscribe