Date
19 February 2019

BUSINESS

  • A Chinese government propaganda app that recently became a huge hit was developed by Alibaba, Reuters reports, citing two people at the company. “Xuexi Qiangguo”, which literally translates as “study to make China strong” and is...
  • British security officials do not support a full ban of Huawei from national telecoms networks despite US allegations the Chinese firm and its products could be used by Beijing for spying, Reuters reports, citing sources with...
  • Facebook intentionally breached data privacy and competition law and should, along with other big tech firms, be subject to a new regulator to protect democracy and citizens’ rights, British lawmakers said on Monday. In a damning...
  • The US auto industry on Monday urged the Trump administration not to saddle imported cars and auto parts with steep tariffs, warning that the move would increase the costs for automakers and put jobs at risk,...
  • The swift move in CSI 300 shares year to date appears to have wrong-footed investors, given that economic data releases are still poor. Meanwhile, authorities have begun to expand their monetary tool kit to ensure the...
  • As Beijing is to unveil the blueprint for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, which is home to nearly 70 million people, opinions on the impact of the plan on Hong Kong are widely divided. The Outline...
  • China Minsheng Investment Group (CMIG) recently failed to make a bond repayment.  The group was jointly set up by 59 businessmen in 2014. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attended the signing ceremony back then, underlying the central...
  • Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on US rival Uber in some of Latin America’s fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru and Colombia, Reuters reports, citing job postings and a company official....
  • China will seek to attract foreign investment into its larger state-owned enterprises (SOEs), which are undergoing reforms to make them more competitive, Reuters reports, citing the nation’s state asset regulator. Private and foreign firms should “actively...
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the country’s biggest-listed lender by assets, has won approval to set up a wealth management unit, Reuters reports. China’s five major commercial banks that have won a green light...

WORLD

  • Din Tai Fung in Covent Garden, London, has been attracting a steady flow of dumpling pilgrims since it opened in December last year. This is not all surprising, considering that it has been ranked as one...
  • A Chinese government propaganda app that recently became a huge hit was developed by Alibaba, Reuters reports, citing two people at the company. “Xuexi Qiangguo”, which literally translates as “study to make China strong” and is...
  • US President Donald Trump warned members of Venezuela’s military who remain loyal to socialist leader Nicolas Maduro that they are risking their future and their lives, Reuters reports. If military personnel continue supporting Maduro, they will...
  • If we analyze the ranking of the main technological companies (2017), there is not a single European entity among the top fifteen. The vast majority are North American and Chinese companies. If we go to the...
  • A cyber-attack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday. “Our cyber experts believe that a sophisticated state...

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