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Ultra-rich club sees further climb in wealth

A bare 0.004 percent of the world’s adult population controls ...

November 22, 2014, Saturday


HK collector makes sparkling buy

A Hong Kong buyer has paid US$32.6 million for a near 10-carat blue diamond at an auction held by Sotheby’s in New York, underlining the rising demand for the gems from wealthy Chinese buyers....

November 22, 2014, Saturday


Ensuring clean air for delegates, Philips air purifier aids the apec summit in Beijing

RESPONDING to a sudden outbreak of haze became a hot topic as the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting was held in Beijing early this month. In addition to the city’s ...

November 22, 2014, Saturday


Starbucks biggest buyer of Chinese coffee beans

Starbucks Corp has this year bought coffee beans from China at its highest volume ever, reflecting the country’s burgeoning role as bean supplier amid supply concerns from traditional exporters....

November 21, 2014, Friday


Ma promises international version of Taobao

Jack Ma, the founder of China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, yesterday said the firm will set up an international version of its e-commerce marketplace Taobao to serve shoppers worldwide in multiple languages, including English and Chinese....

November 21, 2014, Friday


Pfizer not keen on bid as Merck courted

Pfizer dampened investors’ expectations of a renewed bid for AstraZeneca yesterday by signing a major cancer drug deal with Germany’s Merck KGaA, reducing the US firm’s need for Astra’s products....

November 18, 2014, Tuesday


Park eyed to boost Shanghai duty-free sales

Two Chinese travel companies plan to open a duty-free industrial park in Shanghai’s Songjiang District to give tax-free sales in the city a massive boost....

November 18, 2014, Tuesday


Kuwaitis to get Dow’s divested shares

Kuwait plans to offer to the public the shares in Kuwaiti joint ventures which US petrochemicals giant Dow Chemical Co plans to sell off, state news agency KUNA quoted a senior Kuwaiti executive as saying....

November 17, 2014, Monday


Fast-food firms in US market to kids excessively

Fast-food restaurants in the United States are “disproportionately” targeting black children and kids in middle-income and rural areas, according to a newly published study....

November 17, 2014, Monday


Helpful new robot suits

A construction worker demonstrates the new robot suits “Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) labor version” as he lifts a heavy object in Tokyo yesterday. The HAL, which is designed to learn the user’s motion and assist their movements, can be used by construction workers to reduce power to carry heavy objects by supporting the user’s back. University of Tsukuba professor and Japanese robot venture Cyberdyne President Yoshiyuki Sankai (left) received the certification of the ISO 13482 standard of safety requirements for personal care robots, a first in the world. ...

November 13, 2014, Thursday




 

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