In Shanghai one mall is seeking to make the experience a little less tedious by creating “man pods”, a cubicle offering video games where women can deposit their boyfriends and husbands while they browse the shops. Continue reading
Japan’s SoftBank is close to making an investment in U.S. office-sharing startup WeWork expected to be worth over $3 billion, according to CNBC. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading
A new study points to the risk that China and India will be facing severe water shortages by 2050 due to a perfect storm of economic growth, climate change, and fast growing populations. Ben Gruber reports.
U.S. stocks down sharply in midday trade with investors unnerved by China volatility and the continuing slide in oil prices.
Smoggy Christmas in Italy prompts emergency measures, with Milan imposing a total ban on private cars in the city and its hinterland for three days to lower air pollution levels.
World events during the first quarter of the year include an attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the downing of a Germanwings jet by its pilot and a visit by Pope Francis to Asia.
Musical records shattered by Adele, plagiarism courtcases, One Direction stepping out of the spotlight are some of the highlights of 2015’s music stories.
Novak Djokovic beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win the Shanghai Masters
Chinese students are increasingly heading into the private sector upon graduation, disenchanted at their prospects in the public sector opening up cafes and running other “lower value” businesses than pursuing the path of high-flying entrepreneurs.
Shares in commodity trading firms take another tumble, driving global stocks to their lowest in more than two years, as pressure built on raw materials prices and emerging markets.