Trends

Coffee pods in the making at Iris Group in Singapore (Photo courtesy of Iris Group)

Coffee pods vie to tempt Southeast Asia's drinkers

Region's rising middle classes developing strong taste for caffeine fix

  • Making Japan a little more 'halal-friendly'

    Restaurant review site takes the headache out of finding a place to eat

  • Delivery boom spurring package innovations in Japan

    Materials makers read opportunity in tiny mailboxes, parcel lockers

  • Mahathir laments Proton sale amid positive sentiment

    Analysts lift targets as Malaysia's national car saga ends

  • Japan committed to push infrastructure exports

    Public, private sectors hope new game plan leads to competitive bids

  • Japanese life insurers take hit from BOJ's negative rate policy

    Nippon Life's premium income down 16% in fiscal 2016

  • Tokyo no longer world's hottest office building market

    Osaka takes over top spot in global survey

  • Japan's retailers grilled by shareholders as consumption flags

    Seven & i, others explain efforts to boost earnings, business policies

  • East Asian workers remarkably disengaged

    Managerial changes needed before weak motivation harms performance

  • Social media presents dilemmas and opportunities in Asian tourism boom

    Online booking platforms pose long-term threat to traditional hotel sector

  • Japan Inc. turning record profit despite tough environment

    Sales down, under pressure from strong yen, but efforts to improve profitability bearing fruit

  • Robots, data sow seeds of Asia's future

    Agritech addressing challenges across development spectrum

  • Booming Southeast Asian vehicle sales drive urban congestion

    Region's speedy economic and urban growth rate fuel air and road pollution

  • Asian companies shine in Forbes Global 2000

    Hundreds featured in annual ranking of world's largest and most powerful companies

  • Deregulation spurs China pickup market

    Sales expected to continue double-digit gain

  • China's young, job-hopping CEOs contrast with Japan's older execs

    Study shows Chinese companies are more 'Western' in picking new bosses

  • Japan's Kajima, Obayashi branching out beyond construction

    General contractors plan for life after Olympic-fueled building boom

  • Solar-cell shipments slow in shadow of power price cuts

    Cheaper foreign-made panels have edge in Japan

  • Japan's life insurers suffered steep revenue drop in fiscal 2016

    Negative-rate policy delivers the biggest decline since Lehman shock

  • Yanfei Li

    Services the next frontier in Asian energy revolution

    'Smarter' delivery and consumption systems will help the region utilize energy