Date
27 April 2017

BUSINESS

  • Following the handover by Britain in 1997, Hong Kong has been seeking free-trade agreements (FTAs) with various countries and regions. However, progress has been sluggish over the years, As of now, the city has inked FTAs...
  • China’s Tencent Holdings opened its first data center in Silicon Valley this week, expanding cloud-computing services into the United States, the Wall Street Journal reports. With the move, Tencent became the second Chinese firm after Alibaba...
  • The head of the US Federal Communications Commission is proposing to overturn the landmark 2015 Obama-era net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from giving or selling access to certain internet services over others, Reuters reports....
  • Hong Kong’s stock market regained its momentum last week after consolidating for a while in mid-April. Was the strong performance spurred by investor relief over the results of the first round of the French presidential election,...
  • China’s recent investments in sports have intensified the competition for broadcasting rights, transforming games on dull, muddy pitches into a heart-stopping media war where billions of yuan are at stake. China Super League: from off-line to...
  • Fifty years ago, Chairman Mao Zedong talked about his grand vision to surpass Great Britain and catch up with the United States in steel production in 15 years. The so-called Great Leap Forward that aimed to...
  • The internet economy led by Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent is thriving and getting a lot of attention. However, Chinese billionaire Zong Qinghou, who is the founder, chairman and CEO of Hangzhou Wahaha Group, believes the internet...
  • Google is retooling its powerful search engine to prevent sites peddling fake news, hoaxes and conspiracy theories from appearing in its top results, the Wall Street Journal reports. Ensuring that fake news doesn’t surface in search...
  • Uber Technologies Inc. is aiming for the skies with its flying taxis, Reuters reports. After upending the taxi market with its ride-hailing service, the company expects to deploy its flying taxis in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and...
  • I made a trip to a Chinese manufacturer recently. Interestingly, the mid-cap company has attracted more than 40 fund managers, 80 percent of which are from mainland China. Some might think the Stock Connect program with...

WORLD

  • China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tensions over North Korea and worries about Beijing’s assertiveness in the South China Sea, Reuters reports. China’s second carrier built in the northeastern port...
  • The White House is considering a draft executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Reuters reports, citing an unidentified Trump administration official. The action under consideration could signal...
  • The Trump administration unveiled a plan Wednesday for deep cuts in business taxes as part of a major overhaul of the US tax code in a bid to reinvigorate the world’s largest economy. Under the plan,...
  • Brexit has set a hungry cat among the financial pigeons of the City of London. No one yet knows what kind of access to the European Union’s single financial market UK-based firms will have, and Prime...
  • China’s recent investments in sports have intensified the competition for broadcasting rights, transforming games on dull, muddy pitches into a heart-stopping media war where billions of yuan are at stake. China Super League: from off-line to...

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