Morning Bamboo Insight: 3 Sep 2014

Morning Bamboo Insight: 3 Sep 2014


  1. Sino-Forest tribunal will put fraud allegations – and the OSC’s reputation – to the test

Asia Pacific

  1. (China) – World’s largest duty-free shop opens in China’s Sanya

  1. (Korea) – Samsung Group merges affiliates: Heavy industries arm absorbs engineering in latest restructuring

  1. (Australia) – Meet the new breed of Aussie manufacturers exporting to the world

  1. (Korea) – Korean conglomerates decrease the trend of merging together

  1. (Msia) – 1998’s tough moves by KL vindicated; Minister says they also enabled M’sia to go through 2007 crisis unscathed

  1. (Japan) – New GPIF investment manager drawn to cheap Japan mid-caps

  1. (Taiwan) – Taiwan’s first budget airline set for maiden flight

  1. (Myanmar) – Myanmar city U-turns amid outcry over secret $8 bln housing deal

  1. (Asean) – Banking on the AEC

  1. (Isia) – Indonesia plays winning hand with global miners: Russell

  1. (India/Japan) – Indian PM Modi’s Foolish Crush on All Things Japanese

  1. (India/Japan) – India, Japan Will Shape 21st Century: Modi


  1. To be more productive at work, put a plant on your desk; Plants in offices increase happiness and productivity; Study suggests that minimalist offices produce miserable employees because ‘sometimes less is just less’

  1. Yves Carcelle, the charismatic executive who transformed Louis Vuitton from a staid French maker of handbags and travel trunks into one of the world’s most recognizable luxury brands, died on Sunday in Paris. He was 66.

  1. The No. 1 Reason Leaders Fall Short: Ego

  1. Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery

  1. Boone Reborn: Rediscovering life at 85; At 85, T Boone Pickens has discovered a powerful source of energy: His own. He’s got a new love, a new natural gas empire and a continuing mission to change the world. All he needs now is time

  1. The Rise And Fall of Financial Technologies’ Jignesh Shah; The 47-year-old entrepreneur, who had taken on institutional forces such as the National Stock Exchange with his commodity exchanges, became a victim of his own break-neck ambition

  1. 9 Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions

  1. Obama’s Cool Head in Crisis – Asset or Growing Liability?


  1. Brainy, Yes, but Far From Handy; Robots still lack a critical element that will keep them from eclipsing most human capabilities anytime soon: a well-developed sense of touch

  1. Synaptics Has the Right Touch; With technology for fingerprint identification and touchscreens, chip maker Synaptics is in the sweet spot for smartphones. The stock could leap by 35% or more.

  1. Share a taxi with a stranger? Idea is catching in big cities


  1. Move over Amazon, HMV is getting people back in stores; The music retailer is on course to overtake Amazon as the UK’s biggest music and DVD retailer, just 18-months since its collapse. What’s behind the comeback?

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