Asia The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Asia en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:37:00 GMT Facebook Reportedly Weighing Integration of Uber Into Messenger App Preliminary discussions between Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanick point to the social network's stated desire to diversify and monetize its messaging platform. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:37:00 GMT Geoff Weiss Hershey Raises Prices for First Time in 3 Years as Cocoa Costs Spike As cocoa prices hit a three year high, chocolate makers are being forced to charge more for their sweet treats. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:44:00 GMT Kate Taylor Richard Branson on Conducting Business Abroad On trips abroad, the local customs, dress code and etiquette are often very different. Mon, 12 May 2014 15:30:00 GMT Richard Branson Want to Be More Productive? Move Across the World. A transplant from the U.S. to Hong Kong cites his newfound efficiency. Telecommuting can work, he argues. Thu, 08 May 2014 20:00:00 GMT Joshua Steimle Bottle of Macallan Whisky Sells for Record-Shattering $628,205 A six-liter bottle of rare Macallan 'M' whisky became the most expensive bottle ever sold at an auction. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:15:00 GMT Laura Entis New Year, New Expansion: McDonald's to Open First Restaurant in Vietnam Despite struggling with sales in Asia, McDonald's will open its first restaurant in Vietnam in 2014. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:57:00 GMT Kate Taylor Moving Your Business to Asia? Beware the Beijing Bump The latest cost of living survey from ECA International shows that China became more expensive in 2013 and Japan less so. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:05:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Travel Checklist: What One Entrepreneur Can't Fly Without We take a peek inside the backpack of Tate Chalk, founder of apparel brand Nfinity, who travels frequently to Asia and other destinations. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT Rod Kurtz Headed to Asia for Business? Pack These Networking Tips Understanding cultural differences is becoming more important in the increasingly global economy. Consider this advice when seeking out new business connections in China and elsewhere in Asia. Fri, 04 May 2012 08:00:00 GMT Ivan Misner Despite the Slowdown at Home, U.S. Franchises Expand Abroad Many American franchises are not only surviving the recession but thriving in it by expanding their operations globally. Tue, 26 Apr 2011 01:42:00 GMT Jason Daley