• Mr Senapathy Gopalakrishnan's early ambition was to be a doctor, but when that did not pan out, he studied for a physics degree and later earned a master's degree in computer science.
It has been a life full of twists and turns for Indian tech billionaire Senapathy "Kris" Gopalakrishnan, but the co-founder of IT giant Infosys says embracing those challenges and working hard have taken him to where he is today.


  • A Volvo S90 sedan being loaded into a container bound for Europe. The Swedish car maker has a plant in Daqing, Heilongjiang province. On May 21, the first China-Europe logistics train that originated from Hamburg, Germany, arrived at the Xi'an Railwa
Every week, eight cargo trains loaded with China-made electronic devices from smartphones and laptops to television sets pull out of Zhengzhou's railway station. Their destination - Hamburg and Munich, some 10,000km away.
  • Gaming consultancies have said Japan's casino market could be worth about US$16 billion (S$22 billion), about half of Macau's yearly revenues but some US$5 billion more than that of Las Vegas.
Japan's powerful Lower Chamber of Parliament has passed a controversial Bill to regulate the setting up of integrated resorts, including casinos. This paves the way for casino moguls to enter what is projected to become the world's second-largest gaming market, after Macau.
Ikea will also collaborate with a local start-up, UrbanClap, which offers a range of on-demand services through its pool of providers. Getting an UrbanClap professional to run an errand for you, for instance, costs an average of $4 an hour.
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