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Recyclers wrestle with making waste pay

BROWSING my phone, an app’s advertisement caught my eye as it promised a door-to-door collection service for used goods. I was glad I could wait at home to have my used appliances and furniture recycled ...

February 7, 2018, Wednesday


Blockchain can be safe, but not cryptocurrency

BLOCKCHAIN technology can make transactions safe and secure, but cryptocurrency exchanges that trade bitcoins and other virtual currencies that are based on this technology have been hacked because they ...

February 1, 2018, Thursday


Avoiding egg on your face in investing

The clichéd advice is “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” when investing, but the trick is in choosing the best baskets, and that’s not so simply stated....

January 31, 2018, Wednesday


‘Back door’ closing on ersatz stock listings

After Qihoo 360 Technology Co delisted in New York in 2016 and did a 50 billion yuan (US$7.8 billion) asset swap and share deal with Shanghai-listed elevator maker SJEC, it levered itself onto the Shanghai ...

January 25, 2018, Thursday


Pharma, tech giants team up to build digital ecosystem

Shanghai fund company employee Cathy Wang said she and several friends searched the net for a private clinic in Hong Kong to make reservations to get Gardasil 9 shots against a common virus that can cause...

January 24, 2018, Wednesday


Regulators cast shadow over dubious loans

CHINA’S economy has steadily become more debt-ridden. Governments, households, companies and institutions borrow money to make more money, but concern is mounting that it all may be at a tipping point. The ...

January 17, 2018, Wednesday


Super rich? Banks are lining up to provide you bespoke services

ABOUT 10 years ago, when well-to-do Shanghai resident Gao Junqing first heard the term “private banking services,” he wasn’t sure what it meant. “Even the client-relationship manager at my commercial ...

January 4, 2018, Thursday


What to expect for China’s economy in 2018

ONCE again it is time for resolutions. For China, which sailed through a difficult year safe and sound, and with government promises of a more efficient and open economy, the country is ready to start ...

January 3, 2018, Wednesday


Growing middle-class wants Mexican avocados

FROM tequila to avocados, the state of Jalisco in west central Mexico is seeing its exports to China increase, thanks to the expanding Chinese middle class. Still, the export of avocado to China is currently ...

December 28, 2017, Thursday


B&R reaches out to more peoples, lands

THE year 2017 has seen the overland Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road reach more peoples and more lands. The year may mark a milestone in materializing the Belt and Road ...

December 28, 2017, Thursday




 

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