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Greenwashing, where organisations do things that make them look good, may have worked in the past, but now people are way too savvy to be so easily duped.

Mass migration to online commerce is one of the most obvious impacts of Covid-19. Less obvious, but having an equally forceful impact behind the scene(...)

The shortage of semiconductor chips is not just down to one big issue, but rather an unfortunate coincidence of several. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s always frustrating when you don’t order enough chips, but rather than have too few fried potatoes to go around, the global car industry is facing(...)

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Tens of thousands of sellers are using the ecommerce platform Shopify to scam consumers and sell counterfeit goods, after the company’s rapid growth h(...)

By the time puberty strikes, girls are already playing down their ambitions, frightened to fail, or to be seen as “pushy”, “bossy” or a “show off”. Illustration: Getty Images

For women, ambition is sometimes seen as a dirty word. The rationale seems to go that it’s one thing to have success foisted upon you; it is another, (...)

 Executives should hold on to their day jobs and become part-time entrepreneurs on the side, according to Patrick McGinnis, author of ‘The 10% Entrepreneur’

The road to entrepreneurship is littered with casualties. Estimates for failure vary widely from study to study and industry to industry but it is gen(...)

Bangkok: Some six million Chinese are expected to visit Thailand this year, compared with 4.6 million last year. Photograph: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Last week, Asia Briefing reported how the billionaire boss of Chinese conglomerate Tiens had brought 6,400 employees to the south of France on holiday(...)

 FBI executive associate director Robert Anderson (centre), flanked by attorney general Eric Holder  and assistant attorney general for national security John Carlin, speaks about a federal indictment against five Chinese military officials for cyber espionage at the Justice Department in Washington, DC. Photograph: EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The news came as a shock to even seasoned China-watchers – a Financial Times story saying China told its state-owned enterprises to cut links with US (...)

Assembling the ingredients for traditional mince pies can prove a headache in China, and we spent hours scouring markets and local shops(...)

Hong Kong is one of the top beneficiaries of investments by wealthy Chinese

Asia Briefing: China’s richest tycoons are increasing their investment overseas, particularly in the property market, in the face of slowing econom(...)