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Australia rebukes mining tycoon over abusive attack on China

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 14:31

Treasurer Joe Hockey said the remarks aired on Australian television on Monday were "hugely damaging", noting that Palmer had benefited personally from doing business with China.

Australia tycoon blasts Chinese government `mongrels`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 06:18

Outspoken Australian tycoon Clive Palmer has labelled the Chinese government "mongrels" who "shoot their own people" in a televised tirade that was criticised by Canberra on Tuesday as "hugely damaging".

Lakshmi Mittal’s bid to buy mountain sparks protests in UK

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 13:53

Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has bid for an iconic mountain range in Britain, sparking protests from local people who believe the move could make the area a playground for the super-rich.

China`s woman tycoon wins reprieve from death sentence

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:07

A 34-year-old Chinese woman tycoon, convicted for raising USD 121 million illegally, got a reprieve Friday after a court commuted her death sentence to life imprisonment.

Super typhoon takes aim at Japan

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 09:42

A super typhoon described as a "once in decades storm" was heading north for Japan on Monday, set to rake the southern Okinawa island chain with heavy rain and powerful winds before making landfall on Kyushu, Japan`s westernmost main island.

Ukraine tycoon offers to build Russian border fence

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 16:49

A wealthy pro-Kiev leader in restive eastern Ukraine proposed today erecting a high-voltage fence along the Russian border to keep out separatist fighters and avert further Kremlin "aggression".

Rebels seize two Ukrainian journalists on spying charges

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 02:51

Two Ukrainian journalists accused of "spying" have been taken hostage by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern district of Luhansk, the OSCE`s monitoring group said Tuesday.

China`s mining tycoon sentenced to death

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 09:50

A Chinese court today sentenced former mining tycoon Liu Han and his brother Liu to death finding them guilty of "organising and leading mafia-style crime and murder".

Ukraine tycoon calls for peace rally against separatists

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 12:46

Ukraine`s richest man Rinat Akhmetov, an influential force in the country`s unrest-hit east, on Tuesday called for a peace rally against the pro-Russian insurgency, just days ahead of a key presidential poll.

Russian tycoon avoids extradition by Cambodia

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 20:19

Cambodia`s highest court on Friday rejected a request by Russia to extradite a tycoon accused of embezzling tens of millions of dollars in a real estate scam.

Khodorkovsky`s partner walks free in Russia

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 01:24

Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky`s business partner Platon Lebedev on Friday walked free from prison after 10 years behind bars after Russia`s Supreme Court ordered his early release.

Singapore supermarket tycoon`s mother abducted in rare kidnap case

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 09:58

Two men were charged with kidnapping on Friday in Singapore after the elderly mother of a supermarket tycoon was abducted and held for ransom, a rare instance in a country that prides itself on its low crime rate.