HONG KONG - In a 2010 speech before a packed ballroom of university students in Sydney, Shi Zhengrong, founder of Chinese solar-panel maker Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd, listed the people who had been important in his rise to fame and riches.
MOSCOW - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern on Sunday over North Korea's launch of short-range missiles, urging Pyonyang to refrain from further launches and return to stalled nuclear talks with world powers.
LONDON - A wave of investor demand that has allowed Deutsche Bank and two other lenders to raise six billion euros in new share capital in the past month is unlikely to prompt other European banks to go to their shareholders for more cash. Full Article
TOKYO - Japan is embarking on its most ambitious attempt at electricity industry reform since 1951, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe well-positioned for victory in a battle to break up powerful regional monopolies that is seen as a test of his political agenda. Full Article
LONDON - Family-run investment firms, willing to wait longer for returns and looking to secure their wealth for future generations, are squeezing out private equity players in the consumer deals market and forcing them to change strategy. Full Article
May 19 - As Indonesia scrambles to implement universal health care reforms, crowded hospitals in Jakarta feel the brunt, faced with more patients than they can handle. Sarah Charlton reports.
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Evidence that sanctions are not achieving their purpose should give President Obama political breathing room to have negotiators put serious sanctions relief on the table – which could prove to be in America’s national security interest. Commentary