Saturday, 22 October 2011

Dizzy new world of Singapore high rollers

They show up with US$30m in hand, play for stakes never seen before

Friday, 21 October 2011

Woman fights casino over $416,000 jackpot win

It was the first time Ms. Choo Hong Eng was playing the slot machines at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino on Tuesday, and another casino patron had to show her the ropes.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Moral Deficiency and the Making of Chinese Indifference

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中国人 - 鲁迅

在中国,尤其是在都市里,倘使路上有暴病倒地,或翻车捽摔伤的人,路人围观或甚至高兴的人尽有,有肯伸手来扶助一下的人却是极少的。 —— 鲁迅 一九三三年
 In China, especially in the cities, if someone fainted on the streets, or if someone was knocked over by a car, you'll find lots of gawkers and gloaters, but rarely will you find someone willing to extend a helping hand.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Cash drain may stifle plans for cheaper housing

China’s ambitious plans for providing government-subsidised housing - including building 36 million homes between this year and 2015 - may be too costly to continue, a senior government adviser said.

Desire and riches are dividing families

Barclays survey finds that the wealthy second generation value materialism above all, making them look less responsible to their parents

Next on Block’s short list: China

Carson Block, the scourge of Sino-Forest, calls Chinese consumer talk as ‘overblown’

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Monday, 17 October 2011

China’s manufacturing exodus

Relentless rises in production costs and wages are forcing mainland manufacturers - and product buyers - to the cheaper markets of Southeast Asia

Beijing railway chief axed in wake of crash

Transfer of director to another position points to more reshuffles facing troubled transport system hit by a graft probe, suicide and recent accidents

Badly injured child left for dead in traffic

Passers-by look the other way after two-year-old is struck three times by two vehicles in an alley

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Beijing curbs force agents to axe 700 outlets

Strong government measures combined with market slump take their toll on jobs in real estate sector

Lessons in underground banking’s toxic liquidity

Suicides of debt-ridden tycoons and scores of business failures illustrate the high costs of seeking easy funding from the black market