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Fast Retailing finds Uniqlo fits all

12-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

Fast Retailing forecast record net profits of Y87bn in the year to August, up from its previous forecast of Y84.5bn, as sales of its Uniqlo brand of casual clothes continue [...]
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Career-focused LinkedIn tops 200m members

Career-focused LinkedIn tops 200m members

11-Jan-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

LinkedIn on Wednesday announced that more than 200 million people have joined the career-focused online social network since its launch nearly a decade ago. “This [...]
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Panasonic considers closing units

11-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

Panasonic, Japan’s largest consumer electronics maker, is assessing the possible closure of some of its businesses as the company approaches its second $10bn loss in [...]
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Financing web threatens HSBC China deal

11-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

Even by the Bysantine standards of business deals in China, the twists and turns in the potential collapse of HSBC’s $9.4bn exit from its stake in Ping An Insurance are [...]
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Zoomlion weathering storm over allegations

11-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

Shares in Zoomlion dropped 6.4 per cent on Wednesday when the Chinese construction machinery maker resumed trading after denying allegations that it falsely inflated sales [...]
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HSBC’s Ping An deal ‘in danger of collapse’

HSBC’s Ping An deal ‘in danger of collapse’

11-Jan-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A multi billion dollar deal in which banking giant HSBC was set to sell its stake in China’s second largest life insurer Ping An to a Thai firm is in danger of [...]
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Mini-SUVs blaze a trail for car industry

11-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

The roots of the next big trend to shake the global car industry can partly be traced to a car plant in northeast England. It is in Sunderland that Japanese carmaker Nissan [...]
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Thailand ranks high in survey of Asean expats

11-Jan-2013 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

Thailand is a suitable country for foreign investment on several levels but cannot beat Singapore for quality of life, expatriates in Southeast Asia told Abac Poll. The [...]
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Asian hedge funds lag in insurance protection, Citigroup says

11-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Asian hedge fund managers’ insurance protection against legal claims for professional wrongdoings lags peers in the US and Europe, according to Citigroup Inc. (C) [...]
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China-Japan dispute takes rising toll of Asia’s top economies

11-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The last time a dispute between Japan and China blew up in 2010 over eight uninhabited islands, the economic fallout lasted less than a month. This time, the spat is [...]
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Fosun sets sights on reinsurance peak

11-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

Fosun International, the Chinese investment group and industrial conglomerate, has launched a pan-Asian operation that aims to become the leading reinsurer in the region. [...]
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Ever-expanding Forbes Asia rich lists

Ever-expanding Forbes Asia rich lists

11-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

Rich lists are not the only thing we do at Forbes Asia, by a long stretch, but they are the biggest thing. Year in and out nothing involves more of our editorial team for [...]
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Apple tailoring cheaper iPhone model: reports

Apple tailoring cheaper iPhone model: reports

11-Jan-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Reports echoing online Tuesday fueled speculation that Apple is tailoring a low-price version of the iPhone for China and other emerging markets. DigiTimes.com, which [...]
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Top performing cities in 2013 for Asian property

Top performing cities in 2013 for Asian property

11-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Telegraph.co.uk | 6:00 AM

Residential property prices in Asia look set for another solid year of growth with Jakarta and Bangkok tipped to be the star performers. International property expert Knight [...]
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Tide of change could engulf Asia’s banks

11-Jan-2013 Intellasia | Financial Times | 6:00 AM

Lenders can no longer rely on growing out of their problems In its most recent regulatory filing late last year, Focus Media, a Chinese advertising company listed in New [...]
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