How to turn pollution into precious stones

Two years ago, Dutch artist and technologist Daan Roosegaarde installed his 7m-tall Smog Free Tower, a sort of gigantic air purifier, outside his studio in Rotterdam. Using patented ion technology, the Smog Free Tower drew the attention of the Chinese government, which decided it wanted one in Be...

Western luxury brands angle for Asian exposure

During July’s Couture Week in Paris, when high jewellers present their newest creations, one maison’s collection had a distinctly Chinese vibe. Geneva-based jeweller Chopard teamed up with Chinese couturier Guo Pei to create 43 one-off dresses matched with 18 unique gems. The collecti...

Hong Kong regains its appetite for Swiss watches

After a tough few years, the recent bounceback in sales ought to be good news for importers and retailers in the world’s biggest market for Swiss watches. But watch industry figures in Hong Kong do not expect demand from Chinese customers to return to the exuberant levels seen before Presid...

My favourite pieces: Carson Chan on how he makes his watches stop time

Carson Chan likens working on his watches to meditation. “You forget about everything that you have on your mind,” he says. “You have one goal to achieve, which is to disassemble [the watch], clean it and then reassemble it and make sure that it works . . . It’s a great wa...

The legacy of British expats on Hong Kong's jewellery scene

Wealthy westerners in the colonial era turned to studying and making jewellery

Hollywood and AMC theaters are betting on VR with Dreamscape Immersive

The notion that virtual reality is going to be the next great storytelling medium has run into some bumps along the way. There’s still no real sense of what a great VR experience should actually be, and even less of an idea of how it can be turned into a viable business. Today, AMC Entertai...

GOP, White House eye deep cuts to corporate tax rate

The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek.

Najib pays tribute to the Chinese community in their contribution to the country

The country can achieve higher economic success in the future with support from the Chinese community towards federal government's transformation policies.

Indonesian police uncover 'fake news' syndicate

Vicious. That was how Indonesian President Joko Widodo described social media users in his country who, in recent years, have taken to the Internet to propagate hate speech, slander and fake news.

TNB continues to play active role in renewable energy generation

Tenaga National Berhad (TNB) continues to play an active role in supporting Malaysia's renewable energy (RE) generation target by leveraging its competitiveness and strength, both locally and overseas.

Nature's ruin is Earth's death knell

AT THE Asean Dialogue session during last week’s Pangkor Dialogue, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar did not mince words when he spoke about environmental degradation.

Alibaba's Jack Ma Sets His Sights on a New Target

Founder discusses competition with Tencent, global expansion. Alibaba plans to replicate Hema strategy with shopping malls.

Singapore's Mandarin Oriental gets bids for Excelsior hotel

Singapore’s Mandarin Oriental International Ltd (MOIL.SI) said on Friday it had received bids for The Excelsior hotel in Hong Kong, with a media report suggesting that the iconic property could be valued at up to HK$34.2 billion ($4.38 billion).

Next cautiously raises outlook after a tough start to 2017

In terms of profits, Next is Britain’s most successful clothing retailer this century. But in recent years it's struggled to adapt to changing consumer habits

Diamond demand inches higher as producers woo millennials

Demand for diamond jewellery was less than sparkling last year, highlighting the challenges facing the world’s largest producers as they ramp up advertising in an effort to woo millennial buyers and fend off the threat of artificial lab-grown stones.

Payment by phone soon as Nets card goes digital

New app to be rolled out next month in move that will expand e-payment space.

Halimah: 'Heartland President'

More than 1,000 unionists, former constituents and members of the public will turn up at the People's Association (PA) Headquarters in King George's Avenue this morning to support Madam Halimah Yacob as she files her nomination papers for the presidential election.

40% in Singapore watch pirated content: Study

Industry group urges enforcement action against those who sell 'Android boxes'

A people's president for a new era

In an ideal world, Madam Halimah would have been popularly elected on her own merits with little or no consideration paid to the community she comes from.

Chief Justice heads honours list

Chief Justice Tan Sri Md Rauf Sharif and two former ministers top the honours list in conjunction with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V’s official birthday today.

What makes an Asian star

The hit show Asia’s Got Talent is forging forward into its second season. What are the qualities the three judges are looking for in contestants?

Iceland Plans to Shut the Door on Chinese Investors, Again

Government under pressure to tighten land ownership laws. Foreign interest growing amid surging tourism and house prices.

Hong Kong's Economy May Soon Be Eclipsed by the Chinese City Next Door

Tech hub’s GDP predicted to surpass Hong Kong’s in 2018. Hong Kong still to benefit from status as financial center.

Apple’s Refusal to Approve India’s Anti-Spam App Angers Regulators

Apple Inc.’s refusal so far to approve the Indian government’s anti-spam iPhone app is infuriating regulators, potentially harming the company’s efforts to sell more products in the country.

The ethical investment boom

Will investor moves into funds that uphold ‘environmental, social and governance’ standards really pay off?

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Forbes Global CEO Conference Opens in Hong Kong As Forbes Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

The 17th annual Forbes Global CEO Conference officially opens today in Hong Kong, gathering some 400 of the world’s top entrepreneurs, thought leaders and tycoons.

The AA names the UK's best hotels, pubs and restaurants in its 2017 Hospitality Awards

The 20th annual ceremony took place in London's Grosvenor House Hotel and is deemed the gold-standard. YTL's The Gainsborough Bath Spa was named England's top hotel, taking out Hotel of the Year England for its sophisticated and luxurious experience.

YTL clinches three awards at Asian Power Awards 2017

Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh was named the CEO of the Year for YTL Power International Berhad at the Asian Power Awards 2017 held in Bangkok, Thailand recently. YTL also clinched two other awards for it power projects under Attarat Power Company PSC namely the Innovative Power Technology of the Year a...

TA: New Details Allay Concerns On YTL Power's Apco Venture

Concerns over YTL Power International Bhd's upcoming and controversial power plant at Attarat, Jordan, have been allayed following the emergence of new details.

PM briefed on oil shale-fueled power project

Prime Minister Hani Mulki Tuesday met with Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong, Executive Chairman of Malaysian YTL Corporation, an infrastructure conglomerate and subsidiary of the Chinese-Malaysian-Estonian consortium which launched the Atarat oil shale-fueled p...

PM discusses Atarat project with YTL Corporation executive chairman

Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Tuesday met with Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong, executive chairman of YTL Corporation Berhad, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. The group is a member of the Sino-Estonian-Malaysian Consortium “Atarat” that is implementing a project in Jordan to produce electri...

Connecting Malaysians the 4G way

IT IS clear that more Malaysians are going online and staying online, especially through their mobile devices.

Thermae Bath Spa’s marketing chief given outstanding contribution award

Peter Rollins, director of marketing and communications at the Thermae Bath Spa has been handed the Outstanding Contribution Award at this year’s Bath Business Awards. Rollins, who heads up the marketing departments of the Thermae Bath Spa a...