How China Is Eclipsing Japan in Asia

May 13, 2014

How China Is Eclipsing Japan in Asia

China’s latest tangle with Vietnam plays into Japan’s bid to ramp up influence in Asia, as Tokyo offers leadership to counter Beijing’s saber-rattling. (Herehere and here.) Read more of this post

Learning from New York City’s open-data effort: Finding the technology needed to make data truly open is easy. Breaking down barriers to change and helping users understand the information takes work

Learning from New York City’s open-data effort

Finding the technology needed to make data truly open is easy. Breaking down barriers to change and helping users understand the information takes work. Read more of this post

Alibaba’s Jack Ma: “The relationship between investors and entrepreneurs is like a couple’s, nobody can say who is taking advantage of the other”

Alibaba’s Jack Ma: investors and entrepreneurs like husbands and wives

3:17am EDT

BEIJING (Reuters) – Jack Ma, the founder and executive chair of Alibaba Group Holding, said investors and entrepreneurs can fall out like domestic couples squabbling over their children in a blog post published late on Monday as the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut prepares for its blockbuster initial public offering. Read more of this post

Taxing times for pachinko as Japan considers casino gamble

Taxing times for pachinko as Japan considers casino gamble

10:43am IST

By Farah Master and Nathan Layne

OSAKA/TOKYO (Reuters) – Moves towards legalising casinos in Japan have reignited a debate over the legal status of pachinko, with a potential new tax mooted for a $200 billion gaming industry that has existed for decades on the fringes of the law. Read more of this post

Beijing plans new $14 billion airport to ease congestion at its overcrowded air travel gateway, already the world’s second-busiest

Beijing Plans to Spend $14 Billion on Second Airport

New Airport Expected to Open in 2018

JOANNE CHIU

May 13, 2014 8:17 a.m. ET

HONG KONG—Beijing plans to spend around US$14 billion to build a new airport in the outskirts of the nation’s capital to relieve congestion at its overcrowded air travel gateway, already the world’s second-busiest. Read more of this post

China demand for luxury furniture ‘decimating rosewood’

China demand for luxury furniture ‘decimating rosewood’

Monday, May 12, 2014 – 21:06

AFP

BANGKOK – Runaway Chinese demand for luxury furniture is spurring illegal logging across Southeast Asia, stripping the region of precious Siamese rosewood and driving a chain of cross-border corruption and violence, environmentalists said Monday. Read more of this post

10 Cognitive Biases that Can Trip Up Finance; CFOs should urge their teams to consciously try to overcome these dangerous predispositions

May 22, 2014

CFO.com | US

10 Cognitive Biases that Can Trip Up Finance

CFOs should urge their teams to consciously try to overcome these dangerous predispositions.

David McCann

Because CFOs are not actually superhuman, but just people like everyone else, they too are subject to a lengthy list of cognitive biases that influence our decisions and actions. In the corporate finance context, these biases, if unchecked, can have devastating consequences for company performance. Read more of this post

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