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Cambodia jails land rights activist for 2-1/2 years

PHNOM PENH: A Cambodian court convicted and sentenced a prominent land rights activist to 2-1/2 years in jail on Thursday for her role in a protest outside Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence in 2013. 182 more words

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Ghosn cedes Nissan CEO role, to focus on alliance with Renault, Mitsubishi

TOKYO: Nissan Motor Co said Carlos Ghosn will step aside as CEO after leading the firm for 16 years, allowing him to concentrate on deploying his cost-cutting expertise across its alliance with Renault SA and newly added Mitsubishi Motors Corp . 434 more words

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Asia Becoming World’s Most Valuable Fintech Market

Asia is rapidly developing a vibrant financial technology (fintech) sector, due to a high demand for services, which is gradually attracting increasing investor interest. It is clear that Asia is quickly becoming the world’s most valuable fintech market, with recently released figures indicating that the value of Asian fintech deals came second only to the US’ in 2016. 640 more words

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A new strategic acquisition combines Worldhotels and Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), the number one independent global hotel sales Organisation in North America, to significantly expand the global footprint and services for both global sales, marketing and hospitality organisations.  1,090 more words


How one Chinese region shows risks of relying on heavy borrowing

SHENYANG, China: A flurry of construction in the Chinese city of Shenyang belies a regional economy in crisis, a striking example of the increasingly diminishing returns from a policy of investing heavily in infrastructure to prop up economic activity. 925 more words

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'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution

Stefano Boeri, the architect famous for his plant-covered skyscrapers, has designs to create entire new green settlements in a nation plagued by dirty air

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