Global impact of Muslim discoveries

Updated: Thursday May 8, 2014 MYT 7:23:17 AM

Global impact of Muslim discoveries

BY MARINA MAHATHIR

Muslims are benefiting from other people’s inventions, but in Malaysia all sorts of schemes are invented to relieve other Muslims of their money.

AS those who are familiar with Japan will know, their toilets are the best in the world. Not only are they clean and odourless, they have also invented toilets that clean, dry and warm you. They can even provide music while you sit on the potty. Read more of this post

South Korea’s card firm will adopt fingerprint recognition service to authenticate cardholders’ identity when making online payments via credit cards

Fingerprint recognition to authenticate cardholders’ identity for online payment

Lee Yoo-sup

2014.05.11 18:07:25

South Korea’s card firm will adopt fingerprint recognition service to authenticate cardholders’ identity when making online payments via credit cards. This is the first-ever of its kind in the nation’s financial industry.  Read more of this post

From ‘I’ to ‘we’: how to give up control and shift to shared leadership

From ‘I’ to ‘we’: how to give up control and shift to shared leadership

Published 09 May 2014 10:28, Updated 09 May 2014 13:18

Roma Gaster

Business leaders today face multiple demands on their time as well as their emotional and physical resilience. The imperative to deliver results, drive profits, manage multiple stakeholder interests and do more with less leaves many executives and senior managers burdened. Many feel that the success of a business relies on their efforts alone. Read more of this post

Singapore Exchange sets sights on China

Singapore Exchange sets sights on China

May 9, 2014

Max Mason

Singapore Exchange chief executive Magnus Böcker says he is unlikely to make a second run at a merger with the ASX, and will instead focus on China after Singapore became just the second place able to have Chinese companies list directly on its exchange. Read more of this post

Alleged insider trading case cracked through LinkedIn

Alleged insider trading case cracked through LinkedIn

May 12, 2014

Foreign exchange broker Owen Kerr turned to social media website LinkedIn to make the vital connection between the two men accused of one of the country’s biggest insider trading cases. Read more of this post

China is cheapening the yuan for scarier reasons than usual

China is cheapening the yuan for scarier reasons than usual

By Gwynn Guilford @sinoceros May 9, 2014

The sharp drop in the yuan’s value that started in mid-February 2014 has riled up US government officials who suspect that the People’s Bank of China is helping Chinese exporters at the expense of everyone else. But it has remained a bit of a mystery who was actually behind that drop—the PBoC or traders. Read more of this post

Caixin Explains: How WeChat Handles O2O Commerce; Tencent’s popular app has taken the lead in linking Net users and physical businesses. Here is how the transactions work

Caixin Explains: How WeChat Handles O2O Commerce

05.05.2014 19:47

Tencent’s popular app has taken the lead in linking Net users and physical businesses. Here is how the transactions work

By staff reporter Qu Yunxu and Niu Muge

(Beijing) — O2O, or online-to-offline commerce, has become a buzzword in e-commerce. Companies like Tencent Holdings and Alibaba Group are racing to roll out apps that can link the Internet to traditional businesses and to partner with physical stores and service providers. Read more of this post

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