Beijing • Growing optimism about the next iPhone has propelled Apple Inc to record highs. Halfway around the globe, a lesser-known Taiwanese company is riding that same wave of euphoria. Hon Hai... more
London • As politicians and businesses wrestle with potential changes to UK border controls, one of the world’s largest online travel booking companies has decided to add hundreds of new staff in... more
Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAO- IFI) has released a governance standard exposure draft, recommending the setting up of a centralised Shariah board for a... more
The Hong Kong government’s third sukuk deal may happen as early as this week, starting today, depending on market conditions. The roadshow for the proposed sukuk, to be issued by the Hong Kong... more
Leadership has been singled out as the most critical talent issue in South-East Asia, according to a global survey in 2016. The Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2016 — South-East Asian edition... more
Hong Kong • Chinese companies started talking a decade ago about cracking the US auto market with an array of low-cost passenger vehicles. That hasn’t happened, so instead they’re getting under the... more
Frankfurt • Audi’s auto sales in China slumped in January after the Volkswagen AG (VW) luxury marque struggled to contain a dispute with dealers in its largest sales region, adding to woes triggered... more
Sydney • A consortium of Australia’s biggest banks has abandoned its attempt to negotiate as a bloc with Apple Inc over the cost of using its mobile payment system, narrowing its claim to focus... more
Bangalore • Billionaire Narayana Murthy (picture) is calling off his fight with the board of Infosys Ltd, saying he’s con dent the information technology (IT) giant he co-founded will deal with the... more
Los Angeles • A parade of up-and-coming musicians from Universal Music took the stage at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday in a pre-Grammy Awards performance for a room full of the... more