Categories: Catastrophes

In Electronics, Japan Still Matters

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on March 17

In the global technology industry's pecking order, Japanese consumer electronics companies long ago surrendered their top spot to more nimble competitors like Samsung Electronics and Apple. Many of the country's...

Christchurch Quake May Slam Economy, Too

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on February 23

Tuesday started out as a great day for New Zealand's economy. Fonterra, the giant cooperative that dominates country's dairy industry, announced that a 10.5 percent increase in its forecast payout...

Chinese New Year Fireworks Disaster Burns Mandarin Oriental

Posted by: Dexter Roberts on February 10

As always, the Chinese New Year in Beijing was celebrated with a near constant two-week-plus-long barrage of fireworks. But the cacophony-filled final day had a surprising and unfortunate twist: stray...

Sharon Stone desperately needs a new scriptwriter

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on May 29

I'd hate to have the job of PR flak at Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. I just don't see any way the French luxury giant will be able to put a...

The Japanese Military and China's Earthquake

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on May 28

Here's a headline I never thought I would see. "China seeks Japanese military help after quake," reports Reuters. The agency writes that the Chinese government is inviting the Japanese military...

Chinese Bloggers Pillory Property Tycoon

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on May 27

I am deeply puzzled by all the vitriol directed at Vanke chairman Wang Shi. Wang has been pilloried by Chinese bloggers and in the official media for not digging deep...

Little quake impact for China's insurers

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on May 21

With Sichuan still staggering from the earthquake and China in a three-day period of mourning, people of course are focusing on the human side of the disaster. That said, business...

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