03/15/2012

Indonesia’s new rich

The commodity boom has created a nouveau riche class in Indonesia, where poverty remains prevalent.

03/13/2012

Japan's Visionary Real Estate Billionaire Minoru Mori Dies

Taikichiro was a scholar who taught economics; though initially unprepared to take over the family real estate business (his father invested in real estate post WWII), he left university life and founded Mori Building in 1959, developing Tokyo’s Min

03/12/2012

Billionaire's playground: Drawcard for the super-wealthy

Hassanal Bolkiah, 65, has been in power for more than 40 years, ruling as the oil-rich country's Prime Minister, Defence Minister, Finance Minister and head of religion - with full executive authority and emergency powers.

03/05/2012

Kamprad Is Europe’s Richest in Billionaire Index

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s richest people, shows that Kamprad maintains control over the business through a network of holding companies and legal entities established more than 30 years ago.

02/26/2012

Dubai boat show to draw big spenders

Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) this year will see a surge in the number of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) from the Middle East region, according to the event organisers.

02/24/2012

Hong Kong leader denies bribery over yacht trip

The chief executive - whose wife is from Macau - said he was in the gaming hub, which is about an hour ferry ride from Hong Kong, for a private visit including tomb-sweeping and denied there was luxurious treatment on the yacht.

02/13/2012

Erin Duffy on her Wall Street roman a clef 'Bond Girl'

Just before the 2008 financial collapse, 22-year-old Alex Garrett joins the bond sales team at Cromwell Pierce, where she encounters unwanted sexual advances, office pranks, and the type of truly odd behavior that can only be found on Wall Street (wheelin