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  1. June 4, 2014

    PCCW to offer 4G mobile broadband in London

    UK Broadband, the telecoms group owned by Hong Kong-based PCCW, will try to tempt homes and businesses to abandon landlines...

  2. May 30, 2014

    Li Ka-shing poised to win A$2.4bn Envestra takeover battle

    Asia’s richest man is in poised to win the takeover battle for Envestra, after the Australian gas pipeline owner’s board...

  1. May 13, 2014

    BitPay secures $30m in fundraising drive

    BitPay, whose software is used by Virgin Galactic to let people pay for space flights with Bitcoins, has become the world’s...

  2. FT Alphaville

    March 21, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff parses what Janet Yellen actually said about the ditching of thresholds in...

  3. March 21, 2014

    Li Ka-shing scraps Watsons IPO as Temasek buys $6bn stake

    Asian tycoon Li Ka-shing will sell a near 25 per cent stake in his AS Watson health and beauty chain to Singapore’s Temasek...

  4. beyondbrics

    March 14, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Bourses hit by China and Ukraine fears | Asian markets lost momentum amid heightened uncertainty over...

  5. March 14, 2014

    Li Ka-shing steps back from ports business

    Two of Hong Kong’s biggest tycoons have taken diverging approaches in adjusting their portfolios, as Cheng Yu Tung’s...

  6. February 28, 2014

    Retail group lifts Hutchison Whampoa

    Strong growth in the AS Watson retail business that is due to list later this year drove a 20 per cent jump in profits at...

  7. February 25, 2014

    On a mission to dispense with the egg

    The eureka moment for Josh Tetrick came in the form of a foul-tasting muffin. The flavour was awful but it had risen in...

  8. February 2, 2014

    Rule of Three comes good by playing the long game

    Not so long ago Three, the British mobile group, was easily dismissed as cheap but rarely cheerful for the many customers...

  9. January 27, 2014

    Google buys UK artificial intelligence start-up

    Google has made its largest European acquisition yet with the purchase of DeepMind, an artificial intelligence start-up...

  10. January 17, 2014

    The rise of the self-made man, from Don Draper to Li Ka-shing

    My novel Beggar’s Feast explores the life and times of a self-made Sri Lankan man. Over one hundred years, he marries three...

  11. January 17, 2014

    Lui Che-woo follows Li Ka-shing as Asia’s richest man

    Hong Kong gambling magnate Lui Che-woo has moved into second position on the Asia rich list, according to the Bloomberg...

  12. January 17, 2014

    Asian wealth: gambling on property

    Asia’s changing fortunes Since this note was published, Bloomberg has issued a correction and reinstated Li Ka-shing at...

  13. January 13, 2014

    Li Ka-shing cuts size of Hong Kong Electric IPO

    Li Ka-shing has cut the size of the planned listing of Hong Kong’s electricity distributor by more than $1bn after the...

  14. FT Tech Hub

    January 8, 2014

    Teenager's Summly app leaps into Yahoo product suite

    It was one of the feel good business stories of last year: a 17-year-old self taught software prodigy from South London...

  15. January 5, 2014

    Hong Kong Electric: power play

    When Li Ka-shing – one of one of the world’s most successful asset traders – sells anything, the question is always why. For...

  16. January 5, 2014

    Li Ka-shing to spin off Hong Kong electricity distribution unit

    Li Ka-shing’s power generation and supply group will set up the first test of Hong Kong’s equity markets for 2014 when it...

  17. December 30, 2013

    Raised to start a business

    Jack Barber was born into a family of food entrepreneurs. Barber Foods, a frozen-poultry company, was started by his...

  18. December 12, 2013

    Fortum asset sale achieves €2.55bn for Finnish electricity grid

    Fortum has sold its Finnish electricity grid for €2.55bn to a consortium led by Borealis and First State infrastructure...

  19. October 21, 2013

    Li Ka-shing: Hong Kong forever?

    They call him Superman. They even joke he created a force-field capable of diverting typhoons during business hours. Hong...

  20. October 20, 2013

    Li’s rumoured Hong Kong asset sales keep businesses guessing

    Li Ka-shing can still create waves in Hong Kong. The octogenarian one-time “superman” of Asia’s tycoon elite might have lost...

  21. October 14, 2013

    Asian tycoons look to spin off underperforming businesses

    One is a tall, suave francophone African living in London; the other a small, octogenarian multibillionaire from Hong Kong....

  22. beyondbrics

    October 4, 2013

    Shanghai free-trade zone: low key start, big future

    When Gao Hucheng, China’s minister of commerce unveiled the Shanghai free-trade zone (FTZ) in a low-key inauguration...

  23. September 29, 2013

    Malaysia: flat is the new up

    It has the outperforming stock market and the strong initial public offering pipeline. Since May 22, when markets worldwide...

  24. August 21, 2013

    China Resources bids for ParknShop

    China Resources has bid for ParknShop, the Hong Kong supermarket chain controlled by Asia’s richest man, the mainland...

  25. August 16, 2013

    ParknShop attracts buyers in the $4bn range

    ParknShop has attracted seven takeover bids in the $3bn-$4bn range from private equity and strategic buyers including...

  26. August 11, 2013

    Hutchison: ParknShop around

    Pick an international supermarket chain or private equity group and scan the Hong Kong press. The chances are it will have...

  27. beyondbrics

    August 1, 2013

    Hutchison Whampoa: never mind Li's evasiveness - look at the results

    Li Ka-shing, Asia’s richest man, cancelled his conglomerate’s planned interim results press conference on Thursday for the...

  28. beyondbrics

    July 16, 2013

    Baidu: 91 Wireless bid marks move to mobile

    Chinese search engine giant Baidu plans to buy the entire share capital of NetDragon Websoft’s subsidiary 91 Wireless for...

  29. beyondbrics

    June 18, 2013

    London headlines

    * Asia investors cautious ahead of Fed meeting * Peña Nieto pledges transformational reform of Pemex * Brazilian economic...

  30. May 7, 2013

    Hong Kong dockers accept pay rise and end strike action

    A month-long strike that pitted Hong Kong dock workers against Asia’s richest man has ended with the strikers accepting a...

  31. April 26, 2013

    Dock strike casts light on Hong Kong inequality

    Asia’s richest man is under siege. At the foot of the gleaming Cheung Kong centre, home to Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg and the...

  32. April 22, 2013

    Hong Kong port strike

    Put together Asia’s richest man, the world’s third-biggest container port and a bitter strike now in its fourth week, and a...

  33. beyondbrics

    March 28, 2013

    Li Ka-Shing: HK property warning

    It has become a truism that the Hong Kong property market is overheated. Residential property prices increased 120 per cent...

  34. March 25, 2013

    News app makes millionaire of web whizz kid

    A software prodigy from London is living the Silicon Valley dream after Yahoo bought the news app he created for almost...

  35. March 7, 2013

    Chinese parliament holds 83 billionaires

    The legislature of the world’s last major communist country is almost certainly the wealthiest in the world, according to a...

  36. November 28, 2012

    Nestlé health unit seeks Chinese remedy

    Nestlé has agreed a tie-up with a traditional Chinese medicine company controlled by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing in an...

  37. November 14, 2012

    Spotify in top league with $3bn valuation

    Spotify has raised about $100m from a group of investors led by Goldman Sachs in a round that puts a $3bn valuation on the...

  38. November 8, 2012

    The savvy network behind Summly

    It’s the perfect dotcom success story: a 17-year-old from south London topping App Store charts with an iPhone app he...

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