Company in focus

The MTR rail network in Hong Kong is half the length of the London Underground but carries more passengers. (Photo by Nozomu Ogawa)

Hong Kong's MTR is praised abroad for efficiency, but criticized at home

Local commuters say railway operator puts profits before affordable service

  • Asian streaming services stand strong against US rivals

    HOOQ, iflix, Hotstar have the content, capital to edge Netflix, Amazon

  • Entrepreneurs still figuring out the streaming industry

    The CEOs of Hotstar, iflix and HOOQ all have unique formulas

  • TSMC looks to feed AI boom

    Making Apple chips puts Taiwanese company on equal footing with Intel

  • Bangkok Airways explores next 'boutique routes'

    Thai carrier combines tailored services with airport ownership to be competitive

  • AIA's new chief has big challenges -- and big shoes to fill

    Insurer needs growth in China and a digital strategy to maintain its momentum

  • Maruti Suzuki wants the world, starting with rural India

    Suzuki Motor is trying to strengthen the unit, but it may encounter pushback

  • China's Lenovo losing bet on mobile phone diversification

    Company seeks return to PC roots after mishandling Motorola acquisition

  • Malaysia's Sime Darby splits up palm oil kingdom to raise equity value

    To free group from conglomerate discount, plantation and property divisions will be listed separately

  • Global Mediacom's TV arm faces Indonesian soap opera war

    Rival networks challenge cash cow of Trump's business partner

  • Ayala offers affordable healthcare for Filipinos to boost growth

    The group sees profitable opportunities among low-income patients

  • Questions mount over HNA's financial engineering

    Voracious cross-border dealmaker has increasingly complex debt profile

  • ST Engineering is expanding Singapore's 'total defense' beyond military

    As company marks 50th year, it is broadening focus to AI and smart tech

  • Antam faces test as Indonesia shifts mining policy

    Resumption of nickel exports may upend corporate plans

  • Cathay Pacific -- a fallen star of the air?

    Despite overhaul, Hong Kong's premium airline set for rare loss

  • Medco Energi returns home in $3bn Indonesian acquisition spree

    Energy and mining group takes advantage of disposal of foreign assets

  • Singapore Exchange courts IPOs with contentious weapon

    Bourse may be among first in Asia to allow dual-share structure

  • India's HCL Technologies counters Trump-led US protectionist sentiment

    Policy to hire American workers should give the IT company protection

  • World's No. 1 bike tycoon passes his revolutionary torch to the next generation

    Taiwan's Giant Manufacturing seeks rejuvenation amid stagnant growth and a rising challenge from China

  • CIMB reignites regional ambitions on digital banking

    Malaysian lender focuses on neighbouring markets to weather external headwinds