Friday, 6 May 2016

Gucci apologises for sending warning letters to Hong Kong shops over paper handbag offerings

Luxury brand Gucci and its parent firm Kering have apologised for sending letters to six Hong Kong stores earlier this week warning them not to sell fake paper Gucci handbags and fashion items for the deceased.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Boosting productivity - with optimal office lighting

While not ideal, the reality is that offices are becoming a second home to many. There is no doubt that reporting managers must help to balance their employees' work life balance, but higher management must look at ways to improve productivity as a way to reduce long working hours. Most importantly, if employees are going to spend a better part of their day at work, then there is an impetus to create an ideal work environment for them.

Playing by the rules in Asia

Part of the attraction of a "rules-based global order" is that it would constrain all relevant players. US policymakers, unlike those in most of the rest of the world, don't find the concept inherently attractive. Although they - like everyone else - do pay lip service to it, willingness to be bound by international rules is not part of US officials' DNA.

Singapore probing complex transactions involving 'many shell companies' in 1MDB case

Singapore authorities are probing "complex and layered transactions" with "cross border elements" involving many shell companies in their investigations into 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), according to prosecutors here.

China ordering investment firms, online lenders to shut offices to head off social unrest

China's authorities, seeking to forestall potential social unrest due to growing failures of investment firms and online lenders, are ordering many to break leases and close their storefronts on busy streets - lest they become magnets for protesters.

Donald Trump is Republican presidential nominee and golf cheat?

Donald plunks two balls in the water, one goes out bounds and another lands in the bushes before Trump plants another ball in the middle of the fairway

Monday, 2 May 2016

British firm, Oxy Reckitt Benckiser's unit in South Korea apologises over disinfectant blamed for more than 100 deaths

The head of a Korean subsidiary of a British consumer goods company was slapped and shouted down on Monday (May 2) as he apologised for his firm's role in selling a humidifier disinfectant blamed for more than 100 deaths in South Korea.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

What lies behind the temptation to beat up on China over global steel crisis

Claims are normally built on rigged numbers – and nowhere more so when the target country is deemed a “non-market economy” – as China is.