Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Tuesday, 17/5/16

Nissan in Korea emissions scandal; Omnicom buys Rabin Martin; new mindset needed in Japan; Tim Cook in China; Asia CFOs worried about Trump; no IPO for Didi; new Amazon business.

Tim Cook has begun his China charm offensive. (The Climate Group/Flickr)
Tim Cook has begun his China charm offensive. (The Climate Group/Flickr)

Nissan denies false emissions reporting as Korea prepares fine

The Korean environment ministry alleges that Nissan manipulated its emissions using a 'defeat device' on a diesel sports utility vehicle, a claim the carmaker flatly rejected.

Omnicom PR Group acquires healthcare shop Rabin Martin

It is the group's first acquisition since it was assembled in February under CEO Karen van Bergen.

Why Japanese companies need a new mindset to win globally

As Japan regains its stature on the international stage, many Japan-headquartered firms know 'going global' is in their best interest, if not a matter of survival. For many reasons, it won’t be easy.

Apple's Tim Cook arrives in China for a charm offensive

Apple chief executive Tim Cook met some of China's hottest app developers and used a Didi Chuxing car to visit Apple's store in the popular shopping district Wangfujing on Monday, after arriving in Beijing for a charm offensive.

Asia's CFOs focus on China's economy, Trump

China's economic slowdown and the continued rise of Donald Trump in the US presidential race are the two major issues on top of the minds of chief financial officers in Asia, revealed a quarterly survey from the CNBC Global CFO Council released on Monday.

Apple-backed Didi Chuxing denies IPO plan

Didi Chuxing, Uber's rival in China which Apple invested US$1 billion into, has denied reports that it is planning an initial public offering.

Amazon is getting into this business

Amazon is going to start selling its own brands of snacks, diapers, detergent — a move lots of traditional retailers have already made.

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