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Managing Asia


  • How to build innovative cities in Asia Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 12:39 AM ET
    How to build innovative cities in Asia

    In a special "Managing Asia" series starting this week, Christine Tan speaks to influential players from the region about building innovative cities.

  • Barry Callebaut bets on Asia's sweet tooth Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 11:57 PM ET
    A picture shows a five kilos chocolate bar at the Barry Callebaut chocolate factory in Wieze, Belgium.

    Barry Callebaut expects Asia's insatiable demand for chocolate to make up one-quarter of its global sales over the next two decades.

  • Barry Callebaut's recipe for success Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Barry Callebaut's recipe for success

    Andreas Jacobs, chairman of Barry Callebaut, tells CNBC's Christine Tan how he is continuing the legacy of his father, German-born entrepreneur Klaus Jacobs.

  • For insurer AIA Group, Asia is a sweet spot Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 8:56 PM ET
    Mark Tucker, chief executive officer of AIA Group.

    AIA Group remains committed to Asia and has no plans to venture abroad, Group CEO and President Mark Tucker said.

  • AIA scores big with fast-growing Asia Monday, 25 May 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    AIA scores big with fast-growing Asia

    In this episode of "Managing Asia," Mark Tucker, Group CEO and President of AIA Group, outlines how he turned around the life insurer and its fortunes to become one of Asia's biggest players.

  • OCBC warns of tough credit environment ahead Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:48 PM ET
    The Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp logo is displayed on a window at the company's branch in OCBC Center in Singapore.

    Ahead of a transition back to normal interest rates, Singapore's Oversea-Chinese Banking (OCBC) is cautious of the credit environment ahead.

  • Singapore's oldest bank OCBC looks overseas Friday, 15 May 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Singapore's oldest bank OCBC looks overseas

    Oversea-Chinese Banking (OCBC) is looking to diversify its earnings base and deepen its footprint outside Singapore. CNBC's Christine Tan has more in this week's "Managing Asia".

  • This is giving Buffett's NetJets a run for its money Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:15 PM ET
    Visitors look at an aircraft from air charter company Vistajet and a Vistajet Boeing aircraft.

    High-end private aviation operator VistaJet believes it's putting up a good fight in the U.S. market, which includes Warren Buffett-owned NetJets.

  • The private jet business that's shooting for the skies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    The private jet business that's shooting for the skies

    As demand for the ultra-luxury private jet treatment takes off in Asia, Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman of VistaJet, is riding on this growth. CNBC's Christine Tan has more.

  • Does Asia's 5th Avenue need a makeover? Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 7:17 PM ET
    The Robinsons Orchard department store, operated by Al-Futtaim Group, stands illuminated at night on Orchard Road in Singapore.

    Orchard Road has long been regarded one of Asia's best shopping streets, but the time is ripe for reinvention, the boss of a century-old retailer in Singapore told CNBC.

  • Surviving Singapore's retail slowdown Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Surviving Singapore's retail slowdown

    CNBC's Christine Tan speaks to the managing director of Robinsons Group - one of Singapore's oldest department stores - to find out how it is fighting the slowdown in the retail sector.

  • China’s tourism will defy slowdown: Ctrip CEO Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 7:30 PM ET
    Ctrip.com International's website.

    China's slowdown has taken a toll on various businesses, but Nasdaq-listed Ctrip.com believes the travel industry will emerge unscathed.

  • Ctrip: Surviving China's competitive tourism sector Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Ctrip: Surviving China's competitive tourism sector

    China's booming travel sector is driving growth for many online players. In this episode of "Managing Asia", CNBC speaks to the boss of mainland's biggest travel website, Ctrip.com.

  • Caterpillar looks to 2016 for earnings recovery Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 9:39 PM ET
    The CAT logo is displayed on a Caterpillar construction equipment.

    Banking on a steady recovery in the U.S. and a potential revival of the European economy, Caterpillar believes that 2016 will be a better year.

  • Caterpillar's shaky ground in 2015 Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Caterpillar's shaky ground in 2015

    Doug Oberhelman, CEO and Chairman of Caterpillar, discusses the challenges that the world's biggest construction and mining equipment giant is facing.

  • Australians still spending? Wesfarmers says yes Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 9:08 PM ET
    Richard Goyder, chief executive officer and managing director of Wesfarmers.

    Consumer confidence in Australia is holding up amid a transition away from resources-led growth, the chief of Wesfarmers told CNBC.

  • Wesfarmers' quest for growth Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Wesfarmers' quest for growth

    Richard Goyder, CEO of Wesfarmers, tells CNBC's Christine Tan the outlook for the Australian conglomerate's retail and coal businesses.

  • China tycoon: It's not game over for housing Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:50 PM ET

    China's real estate sector still stands to see sustainable growth, according to the billionaire behind Dalian Wanda Group.

  • Dalian Wanda: 2015 will see better quality growth Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 8:17 PM ET
    Dalian Wanda: 2015 will see better quality growth

    While the company will likely see slower growth this year as China's economy cools, the quality of growth will be better, says Wang Jianlin, chairman of Dalian Wanda Group.

  • Asia’s Netflix aims to shake up startup world Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 5:38 PM ET
    Patrick Grove, co-founder and CEO of Catcha Group.

    Dubbed as Asia's answer to Netflix, iflix's founder is confident that the new startup will trigger a shake-up in the industry.

Contact Managing Asia

  • Upcoming Episode

    Managing Asia: Asia Builders
    "Innovative Cities: Rising to the Challenge"

    More people in Asia are moving into cities. This mega migration has led to questions being asked about creating sustainable living cities. Cities offer jobs and economic opportunities but also challenges of overcrowding, congestion and pollution. Today, Governments, urban planners and builders have to find long term solutions and innovative approaches to tackle some of these infrastructure problems.

    Innovative Cities: Rising to the Challenge

    Friday, 26 June 2015

    Christine Tan brings together a high-powered panel of influential builders who are behind some of the biggest urban development projects in Southeast Asia, to explore innovative and long-term solutions necessary to tackle the urban challenges of today, and the building blocks needed in Asia to develop sustainable and creative cities for the future.

    Building the Ciputra Empire

    Friday, 3 July 2015

    Billionaire architect-property tycoon Ciputra, famous for his innovative approach to building large-scale townships in Indonesia under his eponymous company, sits down with Christine Tan in a rare, exclusive interview together with his son and President Director Candra Ciputra, to share how innovation has been the masterstroke behind building an empire from scratch.

    About Managing Asia

    "Managing Asia" is the Asia Pacific region's ground-breaking interview programme featuring CEOs, entrepreneurs and other business leaders. Hosted by award-winning anchor Christine Tan, the show looks at what makes the region's corporate titans and top entrepreneurs tick.


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