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Hong Kong – Megacities
A peninsula bounded by more than 200 islands – only a handful of them inhabited, Hong Kong is the most densely populated urban region on the planet. In the recent past it has been rocked by economic and financial upheaval. Yet it has come through with some of the most high-tech, counterfeit-proof currency in the world, as well as some of the most complex bank building structures. Hong Kong has more billionaires per capita than anyplace on earth. This episode shows how such a small city accomplished such immense technological feats. The journey begins inside the printing facilities of Hong Kong Printing Limited and follows the currency to the Big 3 banks in Hong Kong, before it is then circulated through the economy.
Developing Leaders with 21st Century Skills: Dennis Riksen
Dennis Riksen made a career change from sales to teaching. He learns from the children every day. “Children teach me how M&M’s are far better than money, you can eat them! And McDonald’s is a four star restaurant!” Dennis tells of the “The Leader in Me” program that emphasises a culture of student empowerment, helps unleash each child’s full potential and gives them what they need most in there fast changing, busy and hectic life. It gives them an edge………….
China slowdown puts investors on edge over luxury goods – Analyst
Slowdown in China doesn’t seem to be hurting Burberry. The luxury goods group is maintaining its full-year guidance this morning after beating analysts’ forecasts with an 18% rise in Q1 sales. But it’s still expecting first-half profit to be lower than last year. But ETX Capital’s Mark Priest says be cautious – Burberry is still vulnerable
Have Moral Courage To Act: Laurence Lien
Moving from a civil service career to making an impact in civil society, Laurence advocates inclusiveness in Singapore society, that our success is not measured by GDP but building a sense of belonging, of being respected and valued for who you are, not what you should be, and ultimately, being always treated with equal dignity and compassion, no matter how old, how rich, how educated, what titles you hold, and how different you are. He believes that people are the ends, not the means and that change is needed to get us out of a social recession.
Own It!: Ryan Costella
In a world where finger pointing, anger, and hero worshiping have become dominant staples of our culture, Ryan Costella is here to explain that our best days as a people and a nation can be ahead of us; that is, if we make the choice to look in the mirror and “own it!” in our daily lives.
Leadership with Two Hands: Amornrat Kantaphon
We often have an idea that people who have leadership qualities and abilities must be people who do something of great magnitude or wield a lot of power. In fact, anyone can be a leader. By starting with their own hands, a person can create thousands of incredible things in the world. In Thailand, there is a man who used his own two hands to do a very simple thing-something that he believed in and loved doing.
The Samsung businesses you don’t know
Known for its smartphones, the electronics giant also makes military hardware, apartments, ships and operates a Korean amusement park.
Is Japan Dumping Austerity?
Eamonn Fingleton, Economics Journalist / Contributor-Forbes.com / Author “In the Jaws of the Dragon” joins Thom Hartmann. As much of Europe continues to suffer at the hands of austerity – one Asian nation might be showing the entire world how to break away from these devestating policies and principles. What’s going on in Japan right now – and has that nation come up with the solution for escaping the global recession?
Throughout history, good has always triumphed over evil – Gandhi
Market Guru with Ratnesh Kumar – The 2013 Portfolio Strategy
Ratnesh Kumar, Standard Chartered Securities’, CEO anticipates inflation to trend down & stays bullish on financials & realty.
One in a Billion – China
Several hundred billionaires now live on mainland China. Delving into their exclusive world, this report questions whether they can be accused of greed if they choose to contribute to wider society and culture.
“60% of this piano is jade. Michael Jackson bought it. Then I bought it for millions of dollars”. Stories like this abound among China’s new league of super-rich. Yet property developer Zikang Dai argues that this isn’t just mindless extravagence: “In an economical world the leadership should be entrepreneurs”. These social leaders “create more jobs” and use their influence to push reforms.
Marc Faber – US; Economy 100% Of Recession
Chinese Billionaires’ New Accessory: Female Bodyguards
Young women in China are signing up for intense training to become protection machines.
Ian Johnson – How Stable is China? 1/3
Ian Johnson – China Expert, Pulitzer Prize Winner for Coverage of China
Ian first went to China in 1984, and has lived there off and on for a dozen years. He was bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of China. Ian’s speech topics, such as “Misunderstanding China” and “China’s Political Landscape” would be very relevant for your audience, especially if they are interested in understanding China from the cultural and political aspects.
Millionaires park supercars in their LIVING ROOM
Supercar owners living in an exclusive high-rise apartment block can now park their beloved motors from their – LIVING ROOMS. Hamilton Parks in Singapore is a brand-new 30-storey development where flats cost between £6 and £15 MILLION. But with parking in the city limited, the skyscraper designer came up with an innovative way of parking some of the planets fastest cars. Residents simply drive their 200mph motors into a biometrically-controlled lift at the base of Hamilton Parks on the city’s swanky Orchard Road.
Panel Discussion: Lifestyle, Luxury and the Asian Consumer — The Barometer of a Booming Economy
Mark Bedingham, Regional Managing Director, Moet Hennessy Asia Pacific
Godfrey Gao, Asian model and actor
Lito German, Marketing Director, BMW Group Asia
Mark Prendergrast, Consultant and Ex-CEO, Asia Pacific,Tom Ford