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Business 01 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Talk is cheap. Unless you’re a UBS banker

CARELESS talk costs dollars.

Technology 05 Oct 2018 | 11:11 AM Premium

35-year-old unknown creates the world's most valuable startup

HONG KONG: Zhang Yiming's Bytedance, the company behind popular app Tik Tok and a plethora of platforms for everything from jokes to celebrity gossip, is on its way to a more than US$75bil valuation - a price tag that surpasses Uber Technologies Inc.

Business 27 Oct 2017 | 10:59 AM Premium

Final bell tolls for Hong Kong trading floor

Hong Kong (AFP) - Veteran deal-makers in Hong Kong donned their distinctive red vests for the last time Friday as the city's historic share trading hall closed for business for the final time.

Corporate News 17 Aug 2017 | 7:12 AM Premium

China targets Alibaba’s Taobao, other e-commerce sites, in VPN crackdown

BEIJING: Chinese authorities have issued a warning to the country’s top e-commerce platforms, including Alibaba Holding Group Ltd’s, over the sale of illegal virtual private networks that allow users to skirt state censorship controls.

Corporate News 23 Jun 2017 | 10:54 AM Premium

China's internet shares tumble after govt clamps down on online video content

BEIJING: Beijing has shut down online video services of three popular Chinese media sites in a swift action that unleashed financial shockwaves and posed a firm warning to the country's online video industry: clean up, or close down.

Corporate News 17 Jun 2017 | 11:12 AM Premium

China dials-up legal pressure on exiled tycoon Guo

SHANGHAI/BEIJING: Chinese prosecutors have filed new lawsuits against employees of two firms connected to fugitive Guo Wengui, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, as Beijing continues to turn up the legal pressure on the New York-based tycoon at the centre of a political feud with the ruling Communist Party.

Business 03 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Where there’s a will, there’s usually a pet in it

Speakeasy by S. Jayasankaran
LEONA Helmsley was a businesswoman whose business model seemed to be so tyrannical that the press bestowed unto her the affectionate sobriquet “Queen of Mean”.

Economy 03 May 2017 | 11:11 PM Premium

No UK clampdown on EU migrants for years after Brexit

LONDON: Britain may have to allow European Union migrants to come to the country without restrictions for several years after Brexit because of the scale of the challenge of setting up a new immigration system, a think tank said on Thursday.