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Book Excerpt: 'Shanghai Gone' Depicts a City Consuming Its Own Past and People


Qin Shao's wrenching new study of a frantically developing Shanghai introduces the concept of "domicide" — the eradication of a home against the will of its dwellers.

What to Do With Manila?

Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines (Agustin Rafael Reyes/Flickr).

Heritage conservation and cultural tourism are global trends — and the Philippines should not be left behind, writes Ivan Henares.

5 Things You Should Know About Asia's Millionaires

The 'Millionaire Fair' in Shanghai. (Ricky Jiang/Flickr)

As their numbers rise, Asia’s millionaires will increasingly influence the marketplace, not only on private jet sales, but also the price of everything from gasoline to wine to the property in your neighborhood, writes Avery Booker.

2012: 5 Asia Finance Trends to Watch For

China will continue to take steps to ultimately make the yuan, pictured, a convertible currency. (Flickr/David Dennis)

Credit is tightening, economic growth is moderating, and property prices are finally falling, yet Asia remains one of the few true growth regions of the world, writes Sheridan Prasso.

Indian Billionaire Builds World's Most Expensive Home

Indian industrialist Mukesh Ambani (L) poses with his wife Neeta Ambani at an awards ceremony in Mumbai on March 10, 2010. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Mukesh Ambani has built a 27-story state-of-the-art residence in the heart of Mumbai worth $1 billion, despite the Prime Minister's call for "moderation".