Trends

  • Japan's housekeeping market struggles to clean up

    Tough feedback on quality, rates illustrates service's unmet potential

  • Top Tokyo, Osaka hotels see occupancy rates slip

    Increased room supply, Airbnb sap potential growth in demand

  • Subaru, Shimano among Japan's top growing brands

    Muji, Tokio Marine debut on the country's top 40 in Interbrand ranking

  • City slickers lend hand on Vietnam's farms

    Automakers, steel mills and IT companies see promise in agriculture

  • In smartphones, OLED displays grab more market share

    Threatened LCD makers coming up with bendable, improved versions

  • Vietnam thirsts for Japanese tea

    Suntory finds success in merging homegrown methods with local tastes

  • Multinationals in bind over 'America First'

    Trump has thrown the global business landscape into tumult

  • Southeast Asian mobile ad market seen mushrooming

    Fourfold jump to $2bn expected by 2020

  • Taiwan tech sales rise 1.7% in January

    Apple suppliers shares up on optimism about iPhone 10th anniversary model

  • Hong Kong tourism downturn prompts rush in hotel sales

    More hotels will be converted into offices, student flats for better returns

  • Cruise line operators see gold in China

    Chinese tourists on lookout for experiences other than shopping

  • Toyota -- As American as apple pie

    Japanese carmakers present 'America First' image at Chicago Auto Show

  • Taiwan Inc. moving to invest even more in Japan

    Momentum builds as Advantech eyes new acquisitions

  • China's new-vehicle sales decelerate in January

    Lunar New Year holiday, tax increase dampen demand

  • Asia's Standouts

    Indonesia's high-speed hero

    F1 driver Rio Haryanto unites a diverse nation

  • Philippines, Indonesia commit to digital TV broadcasting

    Gradual switch by Southeast Asian giants seen spurring hardware demand

  • Hassle-free shopping in Japan with Payke the polyglot app

    Service to benefit retailers eyeing tourist spending

  • Augmented reality taking shape for Japanese builders

    Computer-enhanced views could save time in proposal, construction stages

  • Household help will let Japanese women thrive: Poppins CEO

    Childcare company plans to hire up to 100 Filipinos this year

  • IoT demand could reignite semiconductor market

    Easy access to memory spurs rapid development of web-linked devices