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Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook told “right wing” investors to ditch their shares if they didn’t support Apple’s green-inspired initiatives. According to attendees at the company’s annual meeting, Cook became visibly upset when questioned by a right wing think tank/shareholder. Since Cook has taken over leadership of Apple, he...Read More
I’ve often wondered why we haven’t seen, say, the Chocolate Hills of Bohol or the pristine sands of Boracay, Palawan, or the Calaguas Islands up on the screen in more Hollywood films. The Philippines offers an ideal location for any filmmaker with no shortage of friendly faces, gorgeous views,...Read More
Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam says that cost-of-living reports, such as the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), don’t accurately reflect the lives of local residents, mostly just that of expats. Shanmugaratnam places a lot of blame on the stronger Singapore dollar. And if you’re an expat getting paid in euros, he...Read More
The South China Morning Post is reporting that money laundering is more common in Hong Kong and Macau than anywhere else in the world, with rates far exceeding the global average. But is anyone surprised by this? It almost seems expected in this city of sin and “bankster” land....Read More
In an extremely rare event in Japan, Nomura’s banking arm just named Chie Shimpo, 48, female, as its new head. Not only is she relatively young, but she’s attractive and FEMALE. Yes, that needed to be said again. Shimpo will become president of Nomura Trust and Banking next month....Read More
Chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Sheldon Adelson, is betting on his Sands group to lead Tokyo Bay to its Macau-esque future. Adelson believes his Japanese competition cannot match or take on the scale of risk that the Sands group is capable of. After a spirited...Read More