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  • Tuning into the affordable luxury segment Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Tuning into the affordable luxury segment

    Will Stein, co-founder and president of Philip Stein, says potential health benefits help to distinguish his watches in the crowded affordable luxury sector.

  • The potential of China's preventive healthcare market

    CNBC's Christine Tan speaks to Lee Zhang, founder of online healthcare platform iKang, about the potential of offering preventive healthcare services in the mainland.

  • Singapore must plan for 10M population: Ex-HDB chief Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 4:34 AM ET
    Commuters stand inside a train at the Tanjong Pagar MRT station during rush hour in Singapore.

    Singapore must start planning for a population that could possibly hit 10 million, the man often credited as the architect of modern Singapore said.

  • Building innovative cities: Lessons from Singapore Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Building innovative cities: Lessons from Singapore

    In this week's "Managing Asia", CNBC takes a look at Singapore which has taken great leaps over 50 years to be ranked amongst the most innovative cities in the world.

  • Developer's towering ambitions for Thailand Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 8:16 PM ET
    This pictures shows the Wat Saket (Golden Mountain) and Bangkok Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

    The MahaNakhon in Bangkok's CBD represents this Thai builder's faith in his homeland's ability to withstand economic downwinds.

  • Why this Indonesian property tycoon admires Singapore Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 7:02 PM ET
    Candra Ciputra (L) and Ciputra (R), founder and chairman of Ciputra Group.

    Indonesia should look to Singapore for inspiration as it attempts to tackle long-standing infrastructural problems, property tycoon Ciputra said.

  • Ciputra Group: Indonesia is still a land of opportunity

    Indonesia's economy may be slowing, but homegrown property giant Ciputra Group remains optimistic about the opportunities available in the country. CNBC's Christine Tan has more.

  • Is AIIB the answer to Asia’s infrastructure needs? Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 11:01 PM ET
    Workers reinforce the roof of a house at the port area in Manila, the Philippines.

    Market players are optimistic the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will help fill Asia's infrastructure funding gap.

  • 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.

  • Poll: What is Asia's biggest urban issue? Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 9:56 PM ET

    In your opinion, what is Asia's most urgent urban development challenge?

  • 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.

Contact Managing Asia

  • Upcoming Episodes

    Managing Asia: Next Generation

    The world is full of family-run businesses that get passed down through the generations. Surviving succession is already a big test, but creating a legacy is something else. It requires more than the ability of the next generation to stay alive, it takes bold vision, sharp strategy and the art to execute change, to truly create a remarkable family business that evolves with the times.

    Join Managing Asia's host Christine Tan as she talks to leaders from the second- to fourth generation in Asia, to find out what it takes to transform family businesses to new levels of growth.

    Kuan Mun Leong, Managing Director, Hartalega

    Friday, 4 September 2015

    Kuan Mun Leong
    Managing Director, Hartalega

    The gloves are off for Malaysia's Hartalega. In an age of increasing competition, second generation leader Kuan Mun Leong talks about the technology that has turned the fortunes of the family business, and how innovation will tighten its hold as the world's biggest nitrile glove maker.

    Chavalit Frederick Tsao, Chairman, IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group & President, Family Business Network Asia

    Friday, 11 September 2015

    Chavalit Frederick Tsao
    Chairman, IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group & President, Family Business Network Asia

    Chavalit Frederick Tsao has transformed his family's legendary shipping business into a diversified conglomerate in logistics, property and lifestyle. The fourth-generation leader shares the thinking behind IMC's evolution as it navigates through volatile, fast-changing times.

    Heinrich Jessen, Chairman, Jebsen & Jessen (SEA)

    Friday, 18 September 2015

    Heinrich Jessen
    Chairman, Jebsen & Jessen (SEA)

    With a family heritage that stretches back 120 years, Heinrich Jessen wants to secure its future. The third-generation boss of Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) details the transformation that goes beyond evolving from a trading to industrial business, by taking care of the environment and the sustainability of the business.

    Sorapoj Techakraisri, CEO, PACE Development Corp

    Friday, 25 September 2015

    Sorapoj Techakraisri
    CEO, PACE Development Corp

    Sorapoj, scion of the prominent Techakraisri family, wants to redefine Thailand's luxury property landscape. He shares his tall ambitions for PACE Development despite the slowing economy, and how building Bangkok's tallest mega-structure MahaNakhon will help the family scale new heights.

    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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