Executive Lounge

Masamichi Terabatake will become Japan Tobacco's president in March. © Kyodo

Japan Tobacco to supercharge overseas growth under new leader

Emerging markets and new tobacco products hold key

  • Interview

    BofA chief says IT should give customers the change they want

    Brian Moynihan also upbeat on growth prospects for China

  • Interview

    GE rebound to focus on power, aviation and health care: CEO

    Nuclear joint venture with Hitachi to play part in earnings recovery efforts

  • Interview

    US business needs to step up as Fed steps out: Citi CEO

    Bank chief talks tax reform, exit from Japan's tough retail banking market

  • Interview

    Citi pursuing tech-driven innovations, but not bitcoin: CEO

    US bank already considers itself a big tech company, says Michael Corbat

  • Interview: Singapore needs more talent to skip public sector, start a business

    DBS chief says more needs to be done to foster entrepreneurial spirit, risk taking

  • Interview

    Macau gaming industry rebounds, Wynn Resorts chief says

    As Wynn eyes Japan for resorts, CEO doesn't bet it all on casinos

  • Interview

    Japan's tallest building won't be a towering risk: CEO

    Mitsubishi Estate sees strong office demand for prime central Tokyo location

  • Japan, South Korea face 'tipping point': Philip Morris CEO

    Interest in smoke-free device can set stage for phasing out cigarettes

  • Blackstone 'soothsayer' steps back from rising dollar prophecy

    Byron Wien says Trump has 'reduced confidence' in the US

  • Interview

    Honda embraces open innovation to avoid complacency trap: CEO

    Automaker looks outside its wheelhouse as tech changes cars

  • Razon cites Trump as 'biggest' threat to global trade

    Philippine port operator braces for sluggish growth, trims overheads

  • Ben Horowitz worries about who will debug artificial intelligence

    The venture capitalist sees no signs AI will enslave the human race

  • Interview

    New Hope Group has $1bn for Belt and Road countries

    Chinese conglomerate also to open online bank for young entrepreneurs

  • Interview

    Work with us, TCL chief tells Japanese rivals

    Home electronics company is open to overseas acquisitions and tie-ups

  • Interview

    SoftBank's ARM sees China overtaking US as its top market

    The chip titan has huge hopes for connected devices

  • Interview

    Emerging-market demand yet to bottom out -- Komatsu CFO

    The construction machinery maker sees strong market in China, Russia, Indonesia

  • Line profits as companies invest in diverse work styles: CEO

    Businesses use chat app to improve communication, interact with customers

  • Household help will let Japanese women thrive: Poppins CEO

    Childcare company plans to hire up to 100 Filipinos this year

  • Interview

    Patience pays for Peninsula's Clement Kwok

    Luxury hotel chief talks of company's pioneering roots and waiting for perfect locations