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  • NOTES FROM THE OVERGROUND: HARVEY WEINSTEINS, INC

    In an Oscar-worthy script, Pharoah Harvey Weinstein, a Hollywood deity famed for his ability to sniff out a brilliant script amidst the dross, has been toppled from his pedestal...

    Weinstein preyed on upcoming actresses and employees because he had the clout
  • Education Inc. — Fake it to make it?

    We've all faked it...

    Whether once or twice or a few dozen times — be it through forced smiles or forged signatures, replicated art pieces or plagiarised papers, fake IDs or fake orgasms — we have all faked our way through social occasions, conversations, professional ladders and — if one can bring an honest admission of ribaldry here — sexual situations, where faking it is a lot more helpful than making it
  • Japan Inc — Spend, spend, spend

    The result has been a collective lunge by Japan Inc for businesses ranging from banks and niche cigarette brands to logistics companies and the Financial Times...

    But if Japan Inc has overpaid in the past 12 months the motivation for doing so seems clear: business survival...

  • Behind FT deal, a long history of money-losers for Japan Inc

    NEW YORK: Nikkei Inc’s purchase of Pearson’s FT Group raises once more the question of whether Japanese companies pay too much for overseas acquisitions...

    • Japanese brokerage No­­mura Holdings Inc acquired Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc’s European and Asian businesses in 2008, in the depth of the global financial crisis...

  • In China, Macron urges openness, pitches France Inc.

    BEIJING: President Emmanuel Macron offered on Tuesday to open up the French economy to Chinese investment in exchange for greater access to China’s booming markets, warning in talks in Beijing that existing trade imbalances would lead to protectionism...

    On the first state visit of his eight-month-old presidency, Macron is hoping greater openness from China, coupled with lobbying from the 50-strong business delegation travelling with...
  • China Inc tightens reins on debt, raises spectre of slowdown

    SHANGHAI: Debt growth for Chinese companies has slowed to the lowest rate in more than a decade, according to Reuters analysis, which could provide relief for policymakers worried about the fallout from years of loose lending practices across the economy...

    But this growing caution about taking on new debt, along with tighter profit margins and slowing revenue growth, could point to rising risks facing the world’s second largest economy...
  • How India's 'Garden City' became garbage city

    Hailed first as the country's Garden City and then its Silicon Valley, drawing in multinational IT firms and their monied executives, today Bangalore is paying a heavy price for its success ? it's a city overflowing with garbage, its infrastructure and waste collection services unable to keep up with decades of unchecked growth...

    Located on a plateau and blessed with a relatively cool climate, the city is dotted with public parks and...

  • Man City dazzle as United held by Hull City

    LONDON: Manchester City turned on the style to dismantle West Ham United 4-0 and revive their fading Premier League title aspirations as Manchester United’s hopes suffered a potentially fatal blow with a goalless home draw against struggling Hull City on Wednesday...

    City produced a scintillating first-half display, scoring three times before the break through Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and new boy Gabriel Jesus, before Yaya Toure’s...

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