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For US$60,000, Harvard teaches rich kids how to do good

On a crisp morning last October, a few dozen students with wildly diverse backgrounds and expertise filed into the red-brick building of Harvard University’s Kennedy School. Three things united them: they were young, they wanted to do good and they were all staggeringly wealthy.

Turning boats into bags, refugee stitches together life in Greece

BENT over a sewing machine, Fariba Amini stitches her latest design using the unlikeliest of fabrics: a sheet from a discarded rubber dinghy, like the one that brought her and thousands more refugees to Greece.

On board the SS Planet Titanic

World Environment Day (June 5) was a good time to reflect on the existential threat of climate change.

Crypto pioneer pays US$4.57mil for lunch with Buffett

Portland: Cryptocurrency pioneer Justin Sun (pic right) bid a record US$4.57mil to have lunch with Warren Buffett, who famously referred to bitcoin as “probably rat poison squared.”

Crypto pioneer Justin Sun pays US$4.57m for Warren Buffett lunch

NEW YORK: Warren Buffett once called bitcoin "probably rat poison squared." He'll now have to dine with one of the cryptocurrency's biggest fans.

Alliance Islamic Bank launches social crowdfunding platform

KUALA LUMPUR: Alliance Islamic Bank Bhd launched its first social crowdfunding platform, SocioBiz, to create greater socioeconomic impact for the financially disadvantaged.

Factory gives struggling mothers new lease of life

RUAN Meiyin, the director of the Meixiang garment factory in Yangzhong town, Ningde city, Fujian province, says she hopes to help more poor mothers to enjoy a better life.

Enabling the disabled

JEANETT Dian Amonsen was a high-flying TV journalist with a state broadcaster when a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis at 40 derailed her career.

Hong Kong property scion has no house, no inheritance

HONG KONG: The heir to the biggest real estate agency in property-mad Hong Kong doesn’t own a house.

Is your wealth creating spoilt and ungrateful kids?

A few months ago I came across an unbelievable video circulating on social media. A teenage girl from Beverly Hills went on an episode of Dr Phil, berating her mother for cutting her allowance from US$5,000 per month to US$1,000 a month, and refusing to get her a Mercedes G-Wagen worth over US$140,000.