‘Man pods’ a hit at Shanghai mall

SHANGHAI: At a Shanghai mall, rows of "man pods" equipped with video games are proving a big hit, providing a refuge for hundreds of weary husbands and boyfriends as their other halves shop until they drop. The first pods were introduced at the Global ... ( read original story ...)

EBRD President visits China to explore closer cooperation

The FINANCIAL -- Opportunities to further increase cooperation with China were the focus of a visit to Beijing and Shanghai by the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Sir Suma Chakrabarti met one of the country’s ... ( read original story ...)

Global shares gain as European Central Bank meeting in focus

Investors were looking ahead to a European Central Bank policy decision later in the day ... Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.3 per cent to 26,740.21 while the Shanghai Composite Index was up 0.4 per cent to 3,244.86. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained ... ( read original story ...)

Asian trading muted on no change from Europe central bank

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.3 per cent at 26,669.94. The Shanghai Composite slipped 0.2 per cent at 3,239.21. EUROPE FACTOR: Europe’s central bank maintained its current policies and ECB President Mario Draghi said the bank hasn’t even set a date ... ( read original story ...)