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Economy 09 Sep 2013 | 12:02 PM

Japan shares jump 1.89% by break

Japanese stocks rose 1.89% by the break on Monday after data showed the economy grew more than expected in April-June, while dealers also cheered Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics

Business 14 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Alibaba endorses esports for Olympics

HONG KONG: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is happy to help promote the inclusion of competitive video games as an Olympic sport, just as long as they aren’t violent or gory.

Business 29 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

IFCA gears up for Beijing Olympics

SOFTWARE developer IFCA MSC Bhd has positioned itself to pursue sales in China where numerous hotels are being built ahead of the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. The company is targeting to sell its hotel management software to the booming market there.

Business 24 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

China cuts back further on visas for businesspeople during Olympics

BEIJING (AP) - China has clamped down further on issuing business visas during the Olympic period, government officials said Thursday, in the latest expansion of already-tight entry restrictions for the games.

Business 29 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

China economy seen to remain strong

MALAYSIAN companies still see bright prospects for their businesses in China post the Beijing Olympics as many do not expect the country's economic growth to slow down.

Business 06 Sep 2013 | 8:46 AM

Tokyo's Bid A High-Stakes Gamble For Japan PM, Abenomics

TOKYO: Tokyo's bid for the 2020 summer Olympics is not just a matter of pride for the Japanese capital. It's a high-stakes gamble for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has put his prestige on the line.

Business 29 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

S. Korean government to pardon ex-Samsung chairman

SEOUL: Convicted ex-Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee will be granted a special pardon to allow the influential business magnate to rejoin efforts to bring the Winter Olympics to South Korea, the government said Tuesday.

Business 01 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Beijing Olympic Committee launches high-profile marketing plan

Using giant golden keys to open the gates to the most important market in the world,'' officials from Beijing's 2008 Olympics organizing committee launched the games' marketing plan Monday with a carefully choreographed public-relations extravaganza

Business 14 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

US probes BHP Billiton for corrupt practices

MELBOURNE: The US government is investigating top global miner BHP Billiton Ltd for possible corrupt practices, the company confirmed, after media reports said it was being probed for its sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Business 07 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Tempting target for ad ambush

The 2012 London Olympics proves to be a venue for some brands to publisise for free