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China’s holy sites list on the stockmarket

China’s holy sites list on the stockmarket BENEATH a lustrous 33-metre bronze statue of Guanyin, the Buddhist bodhisattva of mercy, a young monk on Mount Putuo tallies the cash donated by visiting faithful: “Daily, anywhere between tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of yuan,”...

Korean Air’s “nut rage” sisters step down

Korean Air’s “nut rage” sisters step down FOUR years ago, Cho Hyun-ah, an executive at Korean Air made headlines around the world when she threw a fit because she was served macadamia nuts in their packaging rather than on a serving dish in first class...

Americans will no longer have to sign for credit-card purchases

Americans will no longer have to sign for credit-card purchases AMERICANS, and people who travel to America, have good reason to celebrate this month. By the end of April, the four major credit-card networks in the country will all stop requiring retailers to collect signatures...

How Heineken beer survives in Congo

How Heineken beer survives in Congo THE Bralima brewery in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is an island of modernity in a city where chaos is the norm. Inside a building near the docks where barges begin the journey up...

Sir Martin Sorrell leaves WPP in a sorry state

Sir Martin Sorrell leaves WPP in a sorry state DURING his spectacular rise from London beancounter to the globe-trotting boss of WPP, the advertising powerhouse he created out of a backstreet wire-basket and trolley company, Sir Martin Sorrell was rarely sentimental. The man who helped...

Sir Martin Sorrell leaves WPP in a sorry state

Sir Martin Sorrell leaves WPP in a sorry state DURING his spectacular rise from London beancounter to the globe-trotting boss of WPP, the advertising powerhouse he created out of a backstreet wire-basket and trolley company, Sir Martin Sorrell was rarely sentimental. The man who helped...

An American ban puts China’s ZTE in peril

An American ban puts China’s ZTE in peril TALK of restricting the use of Chinese telecoms equipment in the West is growing. This week the curbs went the other way, when America banned its companies from selling hardware and software for seven years to one...

ESPN starts a streaming service

ESPN starts a streaming service THE first week for ESPN+, a sports streaming service that Disney, owner of ESPN, launched in America on April 12th, had none of the razzmatazz associated with a firm known for blockbuster openings. Forget marquee matchups from the National Basketball...

An American ban puts China’s ZTE in peril

An American ban puts China’s ZTE in peril TALK of restricting the use of Chinese telecoms equipment in the West is growing. This week the curbs went the other way, when America banned its companies from selling hardware and software for seven years to one...

A potential merger between IAG and Norwegian should worry flyers

A potential merger between IAG and Norwegian should worry flyers WHEN flag carriers such as British Airways (BA) ruled the skies, only the rich could afford to fly across the Atlantic. That was until Freddie Laker, a British entrepreneur, came along. His dream was to...
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