Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Tuesday, 12/4/16

Singapore's shifting political scene; Margaritis leaves Hilton EVP role; Publicis Media APAC leadership unveiled; Saudi influence on oil deal; yen rallies against dollar; Tesla in recall trouble; Panama Papers and London property.

The Tesla Model X, which the carmaker has recalled over safety issues (Mariordo/Wikimedia Commons)
The Tesla Model X, which the carmaker has recalled over safety issues (Mariordo/Wikimedia Commons)

Shifting tides in politics & social media in Singapore

Today's public affairs PR professionals in Singapore must take heed of and react to the country's changing online political dynamics, says Jason Lee, account director at Isentia.

Bill Margaritis checks out of Hilton EVP role after less than one year

Margaritis is transitioning into a full-time consulting role at Hilton and will remain on the payroll for the next six months.

Publicis Media reveals APAC market leadership

Three-week-old Publicis Media has announced its market leadership appointments in the Asia Pacific region, just over a week after Publicis One unveiled its own leadership roster.

The 30-year-old Saudi who could scuttle oil deal

Other than Russian President Vladimir Putin, there's no single individual seen as having more sway over the world oil market, and deputy crown prince Mohammad bin Salman is critical to the success or failure of this weekend's meeting in Doha, Qatar.

The yen may be sending investors a dire warning

The yen hit a 17-month high against the dollar on Monday in the currency market's latest warning sign to equity investors.

Tesla recalls 2,700 Model X SUVs

Tesla is warning owners of its Model X SUV to not have anyone sit in the back of the vehicle until it can replace the third-row seat backs, which could fail in an accident.

Panama Papers shine light on London real estate

The spotlight on the London property market as a destination for colossal sums of money has intensified after the so-called Panama Papers leak.

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