Consumers

  • Softbank readies pint-size smart speaker

    Collaboration with robot startup set to debut this year

  • Asian Beercraft

    Japan drinks to craft beer revival

    After nearly fizzling out in 2001, microbreweries are staging a huge comeback

  • Hollow GMO ban a red flag for Chinese food safety

    Authorities turn blind eye to illegal cultivation and export

  • Asian Beercraft

    Big brewers thirsty for China craft beer business

    Global giants could move to corner market for premium beverages

  • Way to Southeast Asian shoppers' hearts? Through their feeds

    Advertisers team with social media stars in hopes of reaching their large followings

  • Theme park to recreate Studio Ghibli's world of anime

    New attraction to open in early 2020s in central Japan

  • Foreign Airbnb guests soar 40% in Japan

    Parliament debating law allowing service to operate nationwide

  • Antitrust watchdog to drop Amazon Japan case

    Vendors no longer required to offer online retailer their best deals

  • Japan begins licensing the sharing economy

    Public-private effort seeks to expand and regulate emerging sector

  • 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