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Netflix releasing 'Street Food' show

When the first season of Chef’s Table debuted in 2015, it changed both food media and the way people consume food media. Director David Gelb’s slow-motion shots and lifting classical music simply took things to another level for fine-dining restaurants and chefs. Now, the same attention is coming to street food with a show called, in as straightforward a name as possible, Street Food. The show is produced by Gelb and his production company, Supper Club, and set to release on Netflix on April...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Singapore, Netflix, Thailand, Michelin, Street Food, Bangkok, All, Supper Club, Gelb, David Gelb, Chef's Table, Brian McGinn, Food Shows, Jay Fai Fai

Best hiking and camping in Hong Kong

Fewer than 200 years ago, what is now the mega-metropolis of Hong Kong was little more than a couple handfuls of fishing villages scattered around the base of mountainous islands. Today, the average tourist can be forgiven for focusing their attention on the Special Administrative Region’s sun-reflecting, monumental glass structures. Yet the intrepid traveler who can look beyond this mesmerizing, skyscraper-clad facade will be surprised to find that less than one-quarter of the SAR’s land ha...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Google Maps, Mong Kok, All, Sar, South China Sea, Hong Kongers, Celina, Sai Kung, Diamond Hill, Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong Island, Hoi Ha Wan

Kraft Asks Judge To Block Explicit Video Release In Prostitution Ring Case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The attorneys representing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation are asking a judge to block the release of video recordings that police say shows them engaging in sexual acts. They also say the prosecutors’ conditions for the men entering a diversion program in exchange for dropping misdemeanor charges of soliciting prostitution are too harsh. Attorneys for Kraft and 14 of the other 24 ...
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Capital of Kazakhstan renamed

Residents of Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana will soon find themselves with a different address. On Wednesday, the country made a surprise announcement that Astana’s name would be changed to Nursultan, to honor its former president Nursultan Nazarbayev. 78-year-old Nazarbayev, who had been ruling the country since 1989, first as a Communist Party leader then as a president, resigned unexpectedly this week. In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, Nazarbayev announced his resignation an...
Tags: Travel, Asia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Astana, All, Communist Party, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Almaty, Nazarbayev, Kassym Jomart Tokayev, Akmola, Tokayev, Nursultan, Akmolinsk

#AbuDhabi's Mubadala Explores Asia Investments and Partnerships - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Explores Asia Investments and Partnerships - Bloomberg:Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co., which has committed $15 billion to SoftBank Group Corp.’s Vision Fund, is exploring investments and new partnerships in Asia.The fund is looking at sectors including hi-tech industries, artificial intelligence, health care, real estate, as well as traditional private equity, Mubadala’s deputy group Chief Executive Officer Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi said in an interview with Bloombe...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Bloomberg TV, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Mubadala Investment Co, SoftBank Group Corp 's Vision Fund, Partnerships Bloomberg, Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi, Hong Kong China Japan, Al Muhairi

Facebook Could Be the Future of Social Music, But Isn’t Yet [Mark Mulligan]

In an ere where almost everything is billed as "social," streaming music is a surprisingly outlier. Given music's power to bring people together, streaming would seem ripe as a social hub. Facebook could fill that void - without ever launching its own streaming service.  But, as MIDiA's Mark Mulligan points out, so far Facebook + music are more about promise than delivery. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA from his Music Industry blog Facebook recently secured licensing deals with music r...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Music, Japan, India, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Facebook Facebook, Kugou Kuwo, Bytedance TikTok

ACON buys JD Beauty from Topspin Partners to merge with Goody Products

ACON Investments acquired JD Beauty Co. and will merge the company with Goody Products, Inc., which ACON purchased in August 2018. ACON acquired JD Beauty from Topspin Partners. ACON is building a multi-platform, diversified haircare platform. Jeffrey Davidson, CEO of JD Beauty, will become CEO of the combined platform. Press Release ACON Investments, L.L.C. and its affiliates (“ACON”), owners of Goody Products, Inc. (“Goody”), today announced it has completed the acquisition of JD Beauty Co., L...
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Top 10 most expensive cities in the world

Ever raised an eyebrow at the price of a meal on holiday? Spare a thought for those that live there. The Economist Intelligence Unit has published its annual Worldwide Cost of Living survey and it makes for very interesting reading. The survey was created to help companies calculate cost-of-living for expatriates and business travellers. Comparing the cost of […] The post Top 10 most expensive cities in the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Usa, New York, California, France, China, Singapore, Israel, Middle East, Switzerland, Denmark

Best Banks in the United States This Year

When I opened my first bank account, I used the same qualifier most people use – I opened an account at the most convenient location for me. That bank happened to be a Wells Fargo Bank that had a branch inside our local grocery store, which was only a few blocks from my home. This was convenient because I could get there in a few minutes. But the account also had plenty of “gotcha” fees and didn’t pay much interest. I kept that bank account open until I moved and it was no longer convenient to u...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Marketing, America, Bank Of America, Banking, United States, Hsbc, Army, Merrill Lynch, Chase Bank, USAA, Wells Fargo Bank, Morgan Chase, GMAC, HSBC Bank

Tencent Q4 profit disappoints, but cloud and payments gain ground

China’s Tencent reported disappointing profits in the fourth quarter on the back of surging costs but saw emerging businesses pick up steam as it plots to diversify amid slackening gaming revenues. Net profit for the quarter slid 32 percent to 14.2 billion yuan ($2.1 billion), behind analysts’ forecast of 18.3 billion yuan. The decrease was due to one-off expenses related to its portfolio companies and investments in non-gaming segments like video content and financial technology. Excluding non-...
Tags: Travel, Gaming, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Alibaba, Tencent, WeChat, Earnings, Alipay, Alibaba Group, Online Payments, iQiyi

‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ Trailer: Everyone is Targeting John Wick

Everyone is waiting for John Wick. The titular assassin in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum finds himself the target of an army of assassins after be broke the rules at the prestigious Continental, the assassins hotel which forbids any violence within its walls. But to be fair, they shot first. Watch the latest John Wick: Chapter 3 trailer below. John Wick Chapter 3 Trailer Picking up shortly after the events of John Wick: Chapter 2, Parabellum finds our titular hero on the run and exc...
Tags: Asia, Movies, Sequels, Anjelica Huston, Movie Trailers, Halle Berry, Continental, Reeves, Sofia, John Wick, IGN, Lionsgate Films, Action/Adventure, Parabellum, Keanu-Reeves, John Wick Keanu Reeves

World's largest underwater restaurant nears completion

Five meters below the surface of the North Sea, near the southernmost tip of Norway, Europe's first underwater restaurant is nearing completion. The 110-foot long structure, an oblique concrete slab that looks like a sunken periscope, was submerged in July 2018 and work is now underway to complete the interiors, in anticipation of the public opening in spring 2019.
Tags: Asia, News, North Sea, Norway Europe

Juve opt for Asian pre-season amid Ronaldo US rape claims – report

Milan (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus will play the pre-season International Champions Cup in Asia and not in the United States amid the Portugal star’s rape investigation there, the New York Times has reported. Most... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Asia, Milan, US, Sport, Soccer, United States, New York Times, Portugal, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Afp, Juve

Slowdown or not, China’s luxury goods still seeing high-end growth

Despite well-documented concerns over an economic slowdown in China, the country’s luxury goods market is still seeing opulent growth according to a new study. Behind secular and demographic tailwinds, the luxury sector is set to continue its torrid expansion in the face of volatility as it’s quickly becoming a defensive economic crown jewel. Using proprietary analysis, company data, primary source interviews, and third-party research, Bain & Company dug into the ongoing expansion of China’s hig...
Tags: Social, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Shopping, Advertising Tech, Government, China, Study, Tech, Research, Economy, Policy, Software, Report, Alibaba

Hundreds of South Korean motel guests were secretly filmed and live-streamed online

More than 1,600 South Koreans have been secretly filmed in motel rooms and similar accommodation and their actions live-streamed online for paying customers, police said Wednesday.
Tags: Asia, News

Assault rifles to be banned in New Zealand

All military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines will be banned in New Zealand following the mass shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced.
Tags: Asia, News, New Zealand, Christchurch, Jacinda Ardern

Can China have soft power and heavy censorship?

Beijing-based film director Huang Han has had one of the worst weeks of his life, courtesy of the Chinese government's strict censors.
Tags: Asia, News, China, Beijing, Huang Han

Christchurch footage shows suspect fired at people from car

Footage obtained from a hotel security camera shows the suspected shooter in Christchuch, New Zealand, fired at people in the street.
Tags: Asia, News, Christchurch, Christchuch New Zealand

Extra pilot averted disaster on previous Boeing 737 Max 8 flight - report

An off-duty pilot in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet jumped in to help crew disable a malfunctioning flight-control system as it experienced difficulties in October, according to Bloomberg.
Tags: Asia, News, Boeing

An illustration has become a symbol of resilience after the Christchurch terror attack

At first sight, it looks like a silver fern, the traditional emblem of New Zealand. But a closer look reveals the frond of the fern is formed by 50 silhouettes of Muslims in various stages of prayer.
Tags: Asia, News, New Zealand, Christchurch

Tencent Profits Hit $1 Billion Per Month, As Company Loses Fizz

Growing regulatory encroachments into its games business, a smaller than expected spin-off for its music division, and a fourth quarter profits drop, pointed to a troubling year for Chinese tech giant Tencent. Its financial results for the full 2018 period, while delivering profits of nearly $1 billion a month, appeared to bear out that thesis. […]
Tags: Asia, News, Finance, Global, Tencent, WeChat, Fortnite, PUBG

KKR raising first Asia real estate fund, targeting $1.5 billion: Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Global investment powerhouse KKR & Co Inc is raising its first Asia-focused real estate fund, targeting $1.5 billion as it looks to deepen its real estate portfolio in the region, said people with knowledge of the matter. The New York-headquartered private equity firm is moving toward first-close of the fund late in the second quarter, the people said, declining to be named as the information is confidential. The firm itself will commit about $250 million in capital, and po...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, New York, India, Trends, Asia Pacific, Funds, Goldman Sachs, Seoul, KKR, Reuters, Reuters Global, Blackstone Group, CLSA, Gangnam, Pattar

PE HUB First Read

Less than a week after the Mosque massacre, New Zealand is banning assault rifles. Square plans to hire a number of engineers and a designer to work on its crypto initiatives, according to tweets from CEO Jack Dorsey. Levi Strauss is valued at $6.6 billion as its IPO prices above target. Fortnite has nearly 250 million registered players, up from 200 million in December. KKR & Co Inc is raising its first Asia-focused real estate fund, targeting $1.5 billion. The Wall Street Journal plans to join...
Tags: Asia, Kentucky, Trends, IPOs, New Zealand, Costco, Wall Street Journal, Matt Bevin, Fortnite, First Read, KKR Co Inc, Jack Dorsey Levi Strauss, Apple More

Renishaw shares fall after weak Asia demand prompts forecast cut

Shares of Renishaw Plc fell more than 10 percent on Thursday after the British engineering group cut its full-year profit forecast, citing weak sales in Asia and a softness in demand from makers of consumer electronics.
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews, Renishaw, Renishaw PLC

Razer hooks up with Tencent to focus on mobile gaming

Razer is summoning a big gun as it bids to develop its mobile gaming strategy. The Hong Kong-listed company — which sells laptops, smartphones and gaming peripherals — said today it is working with Tencent on a raft of initiatives related to smartphone-based games. The collaboration will cover hardware, software and services. Some of the objectives include optimizing Tencent games — which include megahit PUBG and Fortnite — for Razer’s smartphones, mobile controllers and its Cortex Android...
Tags: Android, TC, Gaming, Asia, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Ceo, Smartphone, Smartphones, Companies, Mobile Phones, Malaysia, Computing, Xiaomi

Exclusive: KKR raising first Asia real estate fund, targeting $1.5 billion - sources

Global investment powerhouse KKR & Co Inc is raising its first Asia-focused real estate fund, targeting $1.5 billion as it looks to deepen its real estate portfolio in the region, said people with knowledge of the matter.
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews, KKR, KKR Co Inc

European shares shaken by Brexit jitters after gains in Asia

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Europe on Thursday after a day of gains in Asia spurred by the Federal Reserve’s promise not to raise interest rates during this year. Britain’s FTSE 100 added 0.2 percent to 7,307.87 while the DAX in Germany lost 0.5 percent to 11,545.93. The CAC 40 in France slipped […]
Tags: Asia, Europe, Business, News, France, Germany, Ap, Britain, Nation, Federal Reserve, Bangkok, Brexit

Asian shares gain as Fed says it will hold off on rate hikes

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced across Asia on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.9 percent to 3,119.72 while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.2 percent to 29,371.12. South Korea’s Kospi climbed 0.5 percent to 2,187.71, while Australia’s S&P ASX […]
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Business, News, Australia, Ap, Nation, Shanghai, Federal Reserve, Bangkok, Fed, KOSPI

Digital News Innovation Fund: three years in, and 662 total projects supported

In 2015, Google launched the DNI Fund, an initiative open to publishers of all sizes in Europe that financially supports high-quality journalism through technology and innovation. After three years and six successful rounds of funding, we’re taking a look at the impact the Fund has had on the European news scene. Today, we’re announcing the results of the last round: 103 projects selected in 23 countries and more than 25 million Euros offered. This brings the total to 662 projects supported in m...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, France, Dni, Dumont, Hamburger Morgenpost, Google in Europe, Google News Initiative, Dumont Mediengruppe, Hiberius Media Lab, PressHub Market Freedom House, Google News Innovation Challenge, GNI Innovation Challenge, GNI Challenge

Global Markets: Asian shares rise on Fed dovishness; growth concerns linger

Shares in Asia rose on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve abandoned forecasts for any interest rate hikes this year,
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews, Fed, U S Federal Reserve, Global Markets