Consumers

Hong Leong Financial Group posts 32.9% jump in quarterly earnings on strong income

  • Half of us happy to switch to self-driving taxis

    Survey: Nearly 50% would not buy another car, low EV interest in US, Japan

  • Toyota looks to make waves with Lexus yacht

    Automaker takes to the sea, seeking more pull with luxury buyers

  • Japan Airlines to add flights to Australia, Hawaii

    Flag carrier pulls focus from European routes amid terror fears

  • Docomo fights low-cost rivals, rewards long-term subscribers

    Japanese carrier's discount on service shifts incentive from device

  • Noble fails to reassure investors as shares continue their decline

    Company has more than $2 billion in debt maturing in the next 12 months

  • EY: Asian millennials more likely to bend corporate rules

    Survey shows Gen-Y more inclined to justify unethical behaviors for business

  • KFC seeks second serving in Myanmar with Mandalay expansion

    Domestic operator Yoma looks beyond Yangon as fast-food culture grows

  • Japan Tobacco bringing Ploom Tech device, shops to Tokyo

    JT eyes bigger share of heated tobacco market, targets Philip Morris

  • Southeast Asia digital consumer market to hit $50bn in 2017: report

    Online consumers to exceed 200 million this year, up 50% from a year ago

  • Taiwan's MediaTek stakes future on IoT, Indian market

    Chip designer's dependence on Chinese smartphone makers denting profitability

  • Asian travelers stay loyal to Japanese cosmetics

    Chinese repeat buyers providing double-digit boost to made-in-Japan exports

  • Asian women get their closeup in new push for Japanese cameras

    Emerging Asia remains one of the few growth markets for mirrorless models

  • Shanghai Disneyland tops 10m visitor target early

    Park battles pricey image with coupons, seasonal passes

  • Mobile payments going viral in Southeast Asia

    Market is expected to explode to $32bn in 2021

  • South Korea's 7-Eleven showcases high-tech self-checkout machine

    Shoppers can go cashless by using veins to verify identity

  • Japanese knife maker slices into India

    Unlisted Kai takes aim at country's burgeoning middle class

  • Eat-in supermarkets catching on in Japan

    Catering to those hungry for cheap, hassle-free chow

  • Fujitsu readies robot that discerns emotions, preferences

    Japanese company sees AI assistant serving patients, consumers

  • Airbnb to launch luxury reservation service in Japan

    'Ryokan' traditional inns, specialty hotels to be main focus