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  • China, India next targets for IHH Healthcare

    TOKYO -- IHH Healthcare is looking to bolster its presence in China, India and Japan. It has already built a network that spans Southeast Asia and has a small presence in Europe and the Middle East. The Malaysian health-care service provider, w

    February 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Asia has huge potential for crowdsourcing

    Companies at home and abroad can be your workplace and people around the world your business partners. You can work freely, unbound by time or place. This new work style has become a reality for a growing number of people. Crowdsourcing is a bu

    February 20, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Toyo Construction sets up beachhead in Myanmar

    TOKYO -- Marine civil engineering firm Toyo Construction has launched a business office in Myanmar, a step to expand its presence in Southeast Asia, where construction of harbor facilities is expected to pick up. The Tokyo-headquartered firm alr

    February 19, 2014 02:06 am JST
  • Big names vying for Asian business at Singapore Airshow

    SINGAPORE -- Asia's largest air show is in full swing here, with civilian and military manufacturers jostling for a piece of the region's growing market. Major deals underway at this year's Singapore Airshow include an order for up to 100 planes

    February 14, 2014 03:32 am JST
  • China's cancer rates exploding

    DALIAN, China -- China could see 1 million new cases of lung cancer each year by 2025, according to a report from the World Health Organization citing the country's high smoking rate and poor air quality. According to the World Cancer Report rel

    February 13, 2014 02:00 pm JST
  • Asia-Pacific to be biggest aircraft market by 2032: Airbus

    PARIS -- The Asia-Pacific region will be the world's largest aircraft market by 2032, Airbus said in a report released Thursday. The European aircraft maker said airlines in the region will likely require a total of 10,940 new planes over the tw

    February 13, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • ASIA'S NEXT VANGUARD 2014: Vietnam's Vuong aims to fight back

    HANOI -- Pham Nhat Vuong has found strength in adversity. Vingroup, a major Vietnamese property developer, on Christmas Eve opened a shopping and entertainment complex, named Vincom Mega Mall Times City, in Hanoi. The facilities were swamped wit

    February 13, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Affordable 3-D printers from Asia coming to Japan

    TOKYO -- Japanese hobbyists may soon find it much easier to make their own accessories, trinkets and toys using 3-D printers, as cheaper, foreign-made units become available for less than 100,000 yen ($978). As soon as this month, Taiwan's New K

    February 13, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • ASIA'S NEXT VANGUARD 2014: Tang adds zest to infrastructure market

    SINGAPORE -- Tang Kin Fei has a rare trait for a Singaporean businessman: loyalty. The president of Singapore's leading government-affiliated conglomerate, Sembcorp Industries, is one of the few executives in the city-state who has stuck with th

    February 13, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • ASIA'S NEXT VANGUARD 2014: Sugiarto sees life beyond cars

    JAKARTA--Prijono Sugiarto must diversify income streams this year as president director of Astra International. One of Indonesia's largest conglomerates, Astra assembles and sells vehicles in collaboration with Japanese automakers Toyota Motor a

    February 13, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Real estate woes weigh on Singapore stocks

    SINGAPORE -- The Singapore stock market is bearish because of real estate regulations and fears about the slowing of the U.S. Federal Reserve's asset-buying program. The Straits Times Index hit a recent low of 2,960 on Feb. 5, down 6.5% since th

    February 13, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Robert A. Cook: Getting realistic about retirement

    We all like stories with happy endings. "Work hard and then retire easy" is one example. In Asia we certainly get the work part right. But securing the fairy tale ending -- of travel, hobbies and time with family and friends -- will require a bi

    February 11, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Konica Minolta to dot the globe with development centers

    TOKYO -- Konica Minolta has announced plans to open five development centers for new businesses around the world by the end of fiscal 2014. Starting with a Business Innovation Center that launched Monday in Singapore, the company will open locat

    February 11, 2014 03:01 am JST
  • Galloping ahead: 50 Asian executives to watch in 2014

    Asian corporate leaders are racing into the year of the horse. Executives are confident 2014 will be the year that the global economy recovers, and that demand stabilizes.Poised to capitalize on the post-crisis opportunities is a new generation of A

    February 7, 2014 05:00 pm JST
  • Fed up: Singapore stocks sluggish, tied to taper

    SINGAPORE -- The Singapore stock market is bearish because of real estate regulations and fears about the slowing of the U.S. Federal Reserve's asset-buying program. The Straits Times Index has declined slightly more than 6% since the end of las

    February 6, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Wily Cyrus: Tata's enigmatic Mistry pushes for revival

    NEW DELHI -- Cyrus Mistry became chairman of Tata Sons at the wrong time. The secretive chairman took the helm of the holding company of the Tata group, India's largest industrial house, in December 2012. In an interview with The Nikkei, his pr

    February 6, 2014 05:00 pm JST
  • Mahindra's mantra begins to bear fruit

    MUMBAI -- Anand Mahindra's key to success is maintaining a solid corporate structure. Among Indian auto-related companies, special attention in 2014 is focused on the Mahindra & Mahindra group. It overtook Indian rival Tata Motors at home to bec

    February 6, 2014 05:00 pm JST
  • Kochhar duets with India's rock star central banker

    MUMBAI -- Chanda Kochhar's ICICI Bank is at the forefront of Indian financial reform. The 52-year-old CEO of ICICI, India's largest private bank, joined management in the early 2000s. Since becoming CEO in 2009, she has led the bank's expansion.

    February 6, 2014 05:00 pm JST
  • Ramkrishna: India's reforming stock market chief

    MUMBAI -- Chitra Ramkrishna is the first woman to head an Indian stock exchange. The CEO of the National Stock Exchange of India took office in April last year. She sees “renovating the country’s trading system while listening to the voice of t

    February 6, 2014 05:00 pm JST
  • Traditional brokers cool to TSE nighttime trading plan

    TOKYO -- Facing opposition from stock brokers over its plan to allow nighttime trading, the Tokyo Stock Exchange has formed a study group to discuss whether to proceed. The brokers argue the market will be too illiquid at night to ensure fair value

    February 6, 2014 01:00 pm JST