Company in focus

Visitors walk past the stand of Ant Financial, an affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, during an exhibition in Tianjin, China. © AP

From taxis to temples, Alipay's fast-expanding cashless world

Ant Financial's empire raises concerns of customer data use by Beijing

  • Singapore's Olam spreads 'smart farming' in Asia and beyond

    Agri-conglomerate uses transparency and innovation to lower risk of environmental scandals

  • Chief thirsts to identify 'real Toyota'

    With flurry of alliances, top auto maker fights complacency within

  • Singtel faces challenges in its shift to digital strategy

    Some analysts skeptical as company seeks growth amid increasing competition

  • World's largest train maker China's CRRC on uphill climb post-merger

    With plateauing revenues and profits, state-owned group seeks opportunities abroad

  • SK Hynix's strategy pays off with Toshiba unit investment

    South Korea chipmaker showed patience in move to consolidate NAND flash sector

  • Retiring TSMC's Morris Chang keeps eye on Samsung rivalry

    New dual leadership will test Taiwan chipmaker

  • Alibaba's Jack Ma places bet on China's online insurance market

    Despite losses, ZhongAn grabs investors' attention in emerging sector

  • How Chinese panel maker BOE aims to take on Samsung as leader in OLED displays

    Apple may be beneficiary, could get new panel supplier for iPhones

  • China's Spring Airlines rides high on overseas travel boom

    Low-cost carrier finds success, but it now faces challenges from rivals

  • China Inc. earnings rise on resource rebound, public spending

    Net profit rises 16% on previous year but sustainability concerns remain

  • Toshiba dithers over chip unit sale as clock ticks

    Garbled negotiations and a lack of leadership put the company's future in doubt

  • LG Display sees a brighter picture with OLED

    With the technology having boosted its TV business, the group now eyes smartphones

  • Hyundai Motor confronts twin crises in China, US

    South Korea's leading automaker suffers from falling overseas sales, muddled strategy

  • Takata: A textbook example of crisis mis-management

    Why Toyota and Samsung succeeded where the scandal hit air bag maker failed

  • Foxconn seeks to raise its own profile after working for others

    The Taiwanese company embarks on an acquisition strategy to boost profits

  • CapitaLand accelerates 'asset light' strategy despite China's economic slowdown

    New business model includes tapping Vietnam, rolling out shared offices

  • Maybe Masayoshi Son's successor will be AI

    With $93bn to invest, SoftBank founder's timing must be impeccable

  • Salim returns to banking to gain control of Indonesia's digital economy

    The country's largest group believes the future lies in e-commerce

  • South Korea's new energy plan puts pressure on Kepco

    Power utility giant must adjust to push for less nuclear power and coal usage