Restaurant review: Ho Land in Wan Chai – traditional Cantonese cuisine done well Cuisine: CantonesePrice: About HK$450 without drinks or the service charge.Ambience: Very quiet on the night we visited. There was only one other table in the main dining room we were in, but we could hear a group of guests in a private room, who sounded as if they were having a very good time.Pros: […]

Technology turbocharges China’s access to health insurance amid coronavirus pandemic – for the price of a Starbucks coffee Xiao Li was devastated when she was diagnosed last June with breast cancer. The cost of treatment, at 70,000 yuan (US$9,913) a year, is about 40 per cent more than what she and her husband bring home as factory workers in central China’s Shaanxi province.“I cried,” the 35-year old mother of two said in […]

Hedge fund’s profitable Big Short shows why demand is surging to use alternative data in guiding investment strategies Before the coronavirus sent stock markets tumbling at the fastest pace since the 2008 financial crisis, Dymon Asia Capital (Singapore) sensed trouble.The hedge fund firm was combining information on past outbreaks with a raft of so-called alternative data, including Google searches in the US and daily readings from China on everything from road congestion […]