Even the ultra-wealthy can get skittish about dropping $50 million on a boat, so superyacht salesmen like Thom Conboy are having to do more hand-holding these days. A checklist of global challenges — including the U.S. trade war with China, a messy Brexit and Germany teetering on recession — hasContinue Reading

$28,000 Electric SUV to Lead China’s Charge Into European Market: A $28,000 sport utility vehicle looks set to become the first Chinese entrant in Europe’s electric-car market, betting its competitive price will help draw customers away from the likes of Volkswagen AG and Tesla Inc. Shanghai-based automaker Aiways has securedContinue Reading

Emerging markets need more say on digital currencies Governments in emerging markets must have greater say in the regulation of digital currencies that could facilitate illegal capital flows and disrupt foreign exchange management, a senior official of China’s foreign exchange regulator said on Monday. China has signalled it is activelyContinue Reading

Bitcoin holds ground after China voices support for blockchain Bitcoin held ground on Monday near a one-month high scaled over the weekend after China’s president Xi Jinping said the world’s second biggest economy should accelerate the development of blockchain technology. Blockchain, a digital ledger that forms the backbone of manyContinue Reading

Qatar Airways, JAL among suitors for Malaysia Airlines Three international carriers have put in bids to buy a strategic stake in the ailing Malaysian carrier, Malaysia Airlines, according to a report published on Saturday by business weekly The Edge Malaysia. Malaysia’s government said on Tuesday that sovereign fund Khazanah NasionalContinue Reading

Comcast beats profit estimates on internet subscriber additions Media and communications company Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) beat Wall Street estimates for third-quarter profit on Thursday, as it added more high-speed internet customers, even as it lost video users. The company gained 379,000 high-speed internet subscribers, beating analysts’ average estimate of 344,000Continue Reading

Tackle your child’s weight – without giving them a complex Jusna Begum lives near the South Bank in London with her four children, aged between one and 11. When a health visitor told her that her three-year-old girl was “on the chubby side”, Begum was surprised. “I didn’t think sheContinue Reading