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    Raf Adams

    Managing Director – Asia, Raf Adams & Company

    Alessandro Copetti

    Ceo-Chief designer,
    COPETTI DESIGN

    Eugene Chew

    General Manager,
    TBWA

    Shannon Dix

    General Manager,
    Nitro Shanghai

    Stephanie Kung

    Marketing Director,
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    CURRENT NEWS & ARTICLES

    Thailand baht declines and tourism leadersexpress concerns
    Added on Dec 27, 2013
      The Thai baht plumbed its lowest level in almost four years as the political crisis grew mor...
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    McDonald’s to open its first Vietnam restaurant after Tet 2014
    Added on Dec 27, 2013
        McDonald’s Vietnam has announced that its first restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City...
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    China Mobile to “Officially” begin sales of Apple phones in China
    Added on Dec 25, 2013
      The rumors have been swirling for at least 6-months, that Apple's iPhone will soon be availa...
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    Message app LINE reaches 300 million users
    Added on Dec 03, 2013
      South Korea’s top portal operator Naver Corp. said Monday that its free messenger appl...
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    Japanese energy JV begins making power
    Added on Dec 03, 2013
    A joint venture between Softbank Corp. and Bloom Energy, a U.S. firm that specializes in renewable...
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    Japan and U.S. chipmakers will jointly develop MRAM semiconductor chips
    Added on Nov 28, 2013
      More than 20 Japanese and U.S. chipmakers have joined together and will jointly develop tech...
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    Three South Korean actresses convicted of drug abuse
    Added on Nov 28, 2013
      Three of South Korea’s most famous actresses have been convicted of drug abuse and han...
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    Vietnam tourism goes digital
    Added on Nov 27, 2013
      Vietnam’s tourism and travel industry will be promoted digitally using social networks...
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    Algae is Japan and Asia’s energy future
    Added on Nov 27, 2013
      Japan is often thought of as an export country, due to the country’s high profile auto...
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    Asian airlines give flight plans to China after air zone created
    Added on Nov 27, 2013
      Asian airlines will inform China of their flight plans before entering airspace over waters...
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    China overtakes Japan in outbound M&A deals
    Added on Nov 27, 2013
      China is set to become Asia’s leader in outbound corporate acquisitions this year, end...
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    Samsung ordered to pay Apple $290 million
    Added on Nov 23, 2013
      Investors in Samsung are smiling this week after a U.S. federal jury ordered Samsung to pay...
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    China to launch crude-oil futures exchange
    Added on Nov 23, 2013
      China, the world's second largest energy consumer, said it plans to launch a crude oil futur...
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    Chinese consumers push Nissan to increase capacity
    Added on Nov 23, 2013
      Struggling to catch up in a market that grew 20% last month from a year ago and trying to sp...
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    Nissan debuts high-end Electric concept car
    Added on Nov 22, 2013
      Nissan automobiles unveiled its new high-end “BladeGlider” electric concept car...
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    Chinese visitors to New Zealand up 50%
    Added on Nov 22, 2013
        Chinese tourists visiting New Zealand have increased by 50% in the year to September...
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    Japanese food quality in question
    Added on Nov 22, 2013
      Japan’s venerated Hotel Okura, the hotel where presidents, kings, movie stars and the...
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    Vietnam-China trade fair sees increase in business
    Added on Nov 22, 2013
      Nineteen new business contracts with a value of more than $230 million were signed by Vietna...
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    Alibaba “11.11” shopping day sets record
    Added on Nov 22, 2013
      China’s Alibaba Group, which includes the Taobao and Tmall online shopping portals has...
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    China exports to Vietnam will eclipse $30billion in 2013
    Added on Nov 11, 2013
      China’s exports to its southern neighbor, Vietnam,are expected to surpass US$30 billio...
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    The World Bank says Singapore is “business friendly” while Vietnam is stagnant
    Added on Nov 11, 2013
      The World Bank has released this year’s report, “Doing Business 2014: Understand...
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    TTP talks in Tokyo tackle IPR issues
    Added on Nov 10, 2013
      The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) talks continued this week in Tokyo (for the first time)...
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    Thailand to become a regional ICT hub
    Added on Nov 10, 2013
      Thailand’s Information and Communications (TIC) ministry has formulated plans that are...
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    Huawei Technology joins the 5G rush
    Added on Nov 10, 2013
      Chinese telecom equipment vendor Huawei Technologies announced that it will invest at least...
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    Japanese groups will build trains in Thailand
    Added on Nov 10, 2013
        East-Japan Railway, electronics company Toshiba and trading house Marubeni have won a...
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    China sends over 200 billion “Junk Emails” in the first half of 2013
    Added on Nov 09, 2013
      According to a report issued by a Chinese-government affiliated website, more than 200 billi...
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    China scraps “Capital Requirements” for companies
    Added on Nov 09, 2013
      Foreign companies in China will begin to see an easing of company registration requirements...
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    SoftBank buys cellphone distributor Brightstar
    Added on Nov 07, 2013
      In other business news, SoftBank has agreed to pay US $2.16 billion for a 57% stake in priva...
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    Thai Media Company’s battle over new TV licenses
    Added on Nov 07, 2013
      The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has reserved 24 commercia...
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    NTT Communications buys US cloud firms
    Added on Nov 07, 2013
      NTT Communications announced that it has bought the controlling interest in two US cloud com...
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    18 million Chinese now working in E-Commerce sector
    Added on Nov 05, 2013
      According to a new report issued by the China Enterprise Evaluation Association and the Chin...
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    SoftBank Japan buys Finnish game maker Supercell
    Added on Nov 05, 2013
      IT powerhouse SoftBank, led by business / tech guru Masayoshi Son has bought 51% ofthe Finni...
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    South Korea exports hit all time “High” in October
    Added on Nov 05, 2013
      South Korea’s exports in October rose to an all time high of $50 billion surpassing the...
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    Added on Nov 04, 2013
      China and Thailand have agreed to set up committees in each country to coordinate and promot...
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    Added on Nov 04, 2013
      The Bank of Japan released its quarterly “Tankan” survey of companies and report...
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    Added on Nov 04, 2013
      Vietnamese consumers bought more than 5.8 million cellphones in the second quarter of this y...
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    Added on Nov 02, 2013
      The Taiwan government slapped a fine of TW $10 million (US $340,000) on Samsung Corporation...
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    Added on Nov 02, 2013
      Airbus Industries has made its first major sale in Japan as Japan Airlines (JAL) announced it...
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    Added on Nov 02, 2013
      FDI investment into Vietnam surged to all time high of US $19.2 billion in the first ten-mon...
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    Added on Nov 01, 2013
      Suning Commerce Group Co, China's largest electronics retailer will invest $250 million and...
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    Added on Nov 01, 2013
      Yoshiharu Ueki, President of Japan Airlines has stated that the airline reserves the right t...
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    Added on Nov 01, 2013
      The Philippines government has admitted that its 2016 goal of 10 million tourist visits to t...
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    Added on Oct 31, 2013
    In a sign of his continued withdrawal from all things Chinese, including his ex-wife, Wendy Deng, m...
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    Added on Oct 31, 2013
       Yasuhiro Sato, the current CEO of Mizuho Bank is safe in his corporate position and wi...
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    Added on Oct 31, 2013
      The Vietnam government has launched a project geared towards commercializing new inventions...
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    Added on Sep 27, 2013
    Events of recent years have raised the specter of a looming “China threat”, from ongoi...
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    Added on Sep 27, 2013
    In order to shorten the distance between China and UAE, Emirates Airlines “Silk Road in th...
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    Added on Sep 27, 2013
    Bayer, the pharmaceutical giant, confirmed that it is being investigated for possible unfair com...
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    Added on Sep 24, 2013
      AVD Digital Media (AVD), A digital innovation hub which specializes in interactive video en...
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    Added on Sep 24, 2013
      According to a review of first-half earnings, Reuters reported that more than 20 Chinese co...
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    Can you be a “suited monk”? iTV-Asia China Author Forum talks to Shanghai-based writer and executive coach Raf Adams about his life and work-...

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    McGill University Japan
    An Interview with Philip O'Neill, focus on McGill MBA Japan program.

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    Seth Grossman

    Looking at the bigger picture of media in China, Seth Grossman sees exceptionally positive outlook for China’s media market despite the current...

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    Shannon Dix

    Shannon Dix is a very passionate and creative suit. He began his advertising career at Chris Clarke’s first agency, Pure Creative DMB&B,...

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    Eugene Chew

    Sam Flemming and Eugene Chew bring on the table an interesting discussion about digital and social media scene in China. Eugene sees China as an...

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    Alessandro Copetti

    “Design is life.” As an accomplished architect and interior designer, Alessandro Copetti joins us to talk about how he got involved with the...

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    Stephanie Kung

    Based on her international background and experiences, Stephanie shares her view on the differences between luxury market in China and other parts...

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