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Fiji launches monkey-themed stamps to mark Chinese New Year

Xinhua - ‎9 hours ago‎
SUVA, May 4, 2016 (Xinhua) -- A Post Fiji Limited employee showcases monkey-themed stamps and a first day cover at the Suva-based China Cultural Center in Fiji, May 4, 2016.

Chinese New Year Celebration in the Streets

The Gateway Online - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Whether it's Lunar New Year or just another day, 97 street is always bustling. It hosts the annual Chinese New Year parade, where dragons and lions dance, and firecrackers burst. It quiets back down to its usual self for the rest of the year, but ...
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Uber's partnership with Alipay goes global

TechCrunch - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Liu said that the need for an expanded partnership between Alipay and Uber was illustrated during Chinese New Year. Uber recorded a tenfold increase in the number of rides Chinese Uber passengers took in other markets between Chinese New Year 2015 ...
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US trade deficit in March smallest in 16 months

Montreal Gazette - ‎4 hours ago‎
Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, discounted the big drop in imports in March, saying it mainly reflected the impact of China's Lunar New Year holiday. He said Chinese producers ramped up shipments before the holiday, resulting ...
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Shake-Up at Chinese State Firm Flags New Way to Deal With Debt

Wall Street Journal - ‎5 hours ago‎
BEIJING—The sudden “denationalization” of an obscure Chinese infrastructure builder suggests Beijing is testing out a new way to shake up indebted state companies that avoids an outright default: exchanges of debt for equity. China City Construction ...

Sky lanterns to get second look

London Free Press - ‎15 hours ago‎
Hundreds of people release lanterns into the air in hopes of good fortune and prosperity at the traditional lantern festival during the Chinese New Year in the Pingxi district of New Taipei City, Taiwan, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying ...
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Apple loses 'iphone' leather goods case in Chinese court

The Guardian - ‎7 hours ago‎
The tech giant took Xintong Tiandi to China's trademark commission in 2012 and then to court, losing the initial case the following year. On appeal the Beijing municipal higher people's court ruled Apple had failed to prove that the iPhone brand was ...

What's Century Aluminum's Outlook for the Aluminum Industry?

Market Realist - ‎1 hour ago‎
Previously, we looked at Century Aluminum's (CENX) 1Q16 earnings. As an investor, it's also important to look at the outlook and guidance provided by company management.
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Man on trial for allegedly raping woman multiple times in public

Channel News Asia - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The victim, a Chinese national who was then 24 years old, testified that she was “waylaid” by Lim in the early hours of Feb 9, 2013 - the eve of Chinese New Year. Between 3.15am and 3.35am, Lim raped the young woman, a performing artiste, thrice. He ...

China April data to show more modest loan, output growth, pick-up in inflation

euronews - ‎9 hours ago‎
April will give investors their first look at the state of the economy after the volatile first quarter when data can be distorted by the long Lunar New Year holidays. Stronger-than-expected March readings and a jump in prices of raw materials such as ...

F&N records robust growth amid softer consumer sentiments

The Star Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
The company said revenue from its food and beverage business grew by 8.4% to RM631.5mil from RM582.7mil the previous year, driven mainly by higher sell-in of its core products, stemming from its Chinese New Year festivity-driven consumer and trade ...
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KFC owner Yum profits boosted by China sales

International Business Times UK - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Yum Brands, the parent company behind fast-food chains KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has reported a surprise 8% rise in first-quarter net operating profit.

Juztin Lan sings track written by Umbrella Revolution writer PAN - ‎19 hours ago‎
It took six years for Juztin Lan to come out with his second mini album titled Mou Mou (Someone). Six years is a long time; and at one point, Lan even thought that he had missed the boat.
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Luxury brands downsize in Hong Kong and move to Macau to reach Chinese tourists

South China Morning Post - ‎18 hours ago‎
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery, the world's largest listed jewellery chain, and Sa Sa International Holdings reported slumping sales during the Lunar New Year holiday in February, when the number of Chinese tourists to Hong Kong dropped by 26 per cent from a ...

This Rural Chinese Girl Is the Last 2nd Grader in Her Entire School

The Epoch Times - ‎May 3, 2016‎
As one of China's 60-some million “left-behind” children, whose parents spend most of the year working low-income jobs away from home, Peng only gets to see her mother and father during Chinese New Year. Asked whether she misses her parents, Peng ...
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China's Economy 'Still Slowing' As Caixin PMI Index Suggests Output Contracted Again

International Business Times - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Some experts had argued that the sharp upswing in March was partly affected by seasonal factors, as companies returned to work after February's Chinese New Year vacation. And Dr. He Fan, chief economist for Chinese financial publication Caixin, which ...
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Melon and mascarpone Kit Kat will let you eat cheese and chocolate at the same time

Mashable - ‎May 3, 2016‎
This isn't the first quirky Kit Kat variety we've seen, however. In January this year, 24 karat gold Kit Kat bars went on sale in China to celebrate Chinese New Year, and in February sake-flavoured Kit Kats hit Japan. But, while some are eager to get ...

Diageo GTME sees joy in global Johnnie Walker airport activations

MoodieReport - ‎6 hours ago‎
The executions were based on the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Gentleman's Wager II film and took place in Singapore Changi, Hong Kong, Shanghai, London Heathrow, Sydney, Auckland and New York JFK airports as well as the Johnnie Walker House in ...
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New Chinese investors make their way in to India to fund 150 startups - ‎May 3, 2016‎
According to KPMG, the Chinese VCs have invested more than $100 billion globally last year in 6,000 deals. In 2014, they invested $88.7 billion in over 7,000 deals.

Tax free shopping falls to four-year low in March, reports Global Blue

MoodieReport - ‎May 3, 2016‎
As a result, Asia is benefitting from increased Chinese spending as shoppers travel and spend closer to home. However, a -1% drop in sales was recorded in the region in March, against +10% growth in February.