Friday, 31 October 2014

Abu Dhabi changing its oil concession strategy

Western firms risk being left out as emirate looks to Asia for new industry partners

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Analysts abandon China’s Renren on failed growth

Renren Inc was touted the Facebook Inc of China when it debuted in New York in 2011. Today, it’s looking more like online flameout Myspace.

New taxi app takes disruption up a level

Singapore on Wednesday said hello to Hailo, a London-based taxi-booking app, and at least the fifth such third-party platform (after GrabTaxi, Easy Taxi, MoobiTaxi and UberTAXI) to hit the roads here in the last two years - a move observers say should further unnerve “traditional” taxi companies that continue to dismiss disruptive technologies.

UN rebukes Israel over Jerusalem settlements


Bar Association slams Occupy Central for flouting injunctions to clear streets

Protesters criticised by Bar for flouting court orders, as doctors sign petition to end sit-ins

Occupy leaders refuse to reveal who donated HK$1.3m that co-founder passed to HKU

Occupy Central last night declined to reveal the source of HK$1.3 million in donations that movement co-founder Reverend Chu Yiu-ming passed on to fellow organiser Benny Tai Yiu-ting.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

AIIB: Yet another symbol of the changing balance of global power

The birth of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People last Friday is yet another reminder that the global balance of economic and political power is shifting. The United States is still a superpower but US-inspired regional institutions can no longer expect to have the field to themselves.