Tag Archives: Shanghai

30Jul/17

Chinese mall saves men from shopping purgatory with “man pods”

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

27Feb/17

SoftBank set to invest $3 bln in WeWork – CNBC

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

14Apr/16

Asia study warns of severe water shortages

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.
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07Jan/16

Wall Street swoons on China shock, oil slide

U.S. stocks down sharply in midday trade with investors unnerved by China volatility and the continuing slide in oil prices.

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28Dec/15
Smoke billows from chimneys in central Rome, in front of St. Peters's Basilica dome.

Three-day ban on private cars starts in Italy’s Milan to lower air pollution levels

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.

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28Nov/15

Highlights of world events from January to March 2015

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.
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27Nov/15

The biggest stories of 2015’s music world

Musical records shattered by Adele, plagiarism courtcases, One Direction stepping out of the spotlight are some of the highlights of 2015’s music stories.

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18Oct/15

Young Chinese entreprenuers seek fortunes in cafes and other “lower value” businesses

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.

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29Sep/15

Glencore shares halt slide, broker recommends going private

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.
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