Entrepreneur Asia: Power Players


  • Myanmar must plan for the long-term: Top tycoon Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 7:09 PM ET
    Yangon, Myanmar.

    Myanmar's government has supported economic liberalization, but needs better planning, one of the country's top entrepreneurs told CNBC.

  • This company revolutionized Vietnam’s eating habits Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 9:23 PM ET

    In 1990, annual milk consumption per person in Vietnam was half a liter. Today, the figure is 18 liters, and Vinamilk played a key part in the change.

  • What does it take to be an entrepreneur? Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 11:23 PM ET

    As entrepreneurship increasingly drives the global economy, we took a look at the factors that helped some of the world's top self-starters.

  • Here’s how to earn extra while you travel Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:42 PM ET
    Shoppers browse in a store in Miami, Florida.

    Being a good boyfriend helped Singapore's Cai Li realize he could make money while he vacationed. Now you can too.

  • Building a dairy empire in Vietnam Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 8:47 PM ET
    Building a dairy empire in Vietnam

    Mai Kieu Lien, chairman and CEO of Vinamilk, discusses how she transformed the small, state-controlled dairy producer into Vietnam's second-largest company in terms of market capitalization.

  • Meet the men behind India's answer to Alibaba Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 10:47 PM ET
    Meet the men behind India's answer to Alibaba

    In this installment of CNBC's "Entrepreneur Asia: Power Players" series, Oriel Morrison spoke to the dynamic duo behind one of India's fastest growing tech start-ups - Snapdeal.

  • What it takes to run a business in EMs Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:43 PM ET
    What it takes to run a business in EMs

    Serge Pun, executive chairman of Yoma Strategic, says one must have a lot of patience and determination to overcome the difficulties of operating a business in emerging markets.

  • Meet the CEO of Japan's hottest startups Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 3:47 AM ET

    For Mitsuru Izumo, founder and CEO of Euglena and Japan's start-up of the year, starting a business is like farming.

  • India's star cricketer turns angel investor Sunday, 7 Jun 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    Indian Cricketer and cancer survivor Yuvraj Singh at a YouWeCan event.

    Inspiring sportsman, cancer survivor and now venture capitalist, Yuvraj Singh aims to fund India's next internet success story.

  • A new recruitment model for Hong Kong's maids Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 7:16 PM ET
    Filipino maids with food, hampers and bags reserve place to sit in Statue Square in central Hong Kong for a Sunday social function

    Frustration over how the recruitment industry treats Hong Kong's domestic helpers spurred entrepreneurs to found the Fair Employment Agency.

  • Entertainment is serious business: Indian mogul Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 7:06 PM ET

    If there's one thing that frustrates Ajay Bijli, it is that movie screening business is not taken seriously enough by policymakers in the India.

  • Chinese property tycoon bets on 'uber for offices' Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 7:56 PM ET
    Zhang Xin, chief executive officer of Soho China.

    SOHO 3Q was is called the 'Uber for offices', allowing a tenant to rent on a flexible basis, with spaces as small as a desk.

  • It's all about 'TGIF' for this Korean CEO Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 12:25 AM ET
    Sung-joo Kim, CEO of MCM Holdings and founder of Sung-joo Group.

    Successful fashion entrepreneur Sung-joo Kim is constantly thinking about catering to the tastes of the next generation, which she dubs the 'TGIF generation'.

  • Meet Helpling, the Uber for cleaners Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 7:08 PM ET

    The "Uber for cleaners" has swept into Singapore, and it's planning to scrub up an industry it says is full of scams and black-market operators.

  • Startups struggle to ride Singapore's cafe wave Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:59 PM ET
    The Lola's Cafe located in the housing estate of Kovan, Singapore.

    Soaring rents and food costs, alongside labor shortages and stiff competition, are some challenges that young cafe owners face in Singapore.

  • When Chinese flight booking operator Baitour needed cash to grow its business last year, it turned to Internet finance startup Jimu Box.

  • SOHO China CEO: Worried about China rally Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 9:33 PM ET
    SOHO China CEO: Worried about China rally

    Zhang Xin, co-founder & CEO of SOHO China, explains why she's felling "a bit scared" about the surge in Chinese stock markets.

  • Meet the man who transformed India's cinemas Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 11:48 PM ET
    Meet the man who transformed India's cinemas

    In this preview episode of CNBC's "Entrepreneur Asia: Power Players", Ajay Bijli, chairman & MD of PVR, explains why he ventured into India's cinema business.

  • For this entrepreneur, e-commerce is where growth lies Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 10:50 PM ET
    For this entrepreneur, e-commerce is where growth lies

    Sung-Joo Kim, founder of Sungjoo Group, and chair & chief visionary officer of MCM, says the e-commerce sector allows the company to tap into the millennial generation.

  • Confessions of an entrepreneur Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:11 AM ET

    F---up Nights, an event designed to encourage open and honest conversations on the harsh realities of the startup world, has become a global movement.

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