Need to know: the top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Wednesday, 6/1/16

ASEAN millennials keen to protect local culture; Chipotle splits with Edelman; Facebook awards go international; US$1 trillion growth possible in ASEAN through digital; Saudi minister rails against Iran; Mike Tyson's new bitcoin wallet; market predictions in 2016

Singapore will host regional judging at this year's Facebook Awards
Singapore will host regional judging at this year's Facebook Awards

ASEAN millennials keen to balance change with history

An Edelman report focusing on three Southeast Asian nations found the younger generation is keen to keep local culture while becoming more globalised

Chipotle, Edelman split amid E. coli crisis

Edelman has been Chipotle's AOR for national PR since 2008.

Facebook 'internationalises' ad awards with global bracket system

Singapore will host regional judging as the social network seeks to eliminate cultural bias and raise its own profile as a global ad platform.

How digital sector could add US$1 trillion to ASEAN GDP

This is how the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc can grab this opportunity to leapfrog to the forefront, putting it in the top five digital economies in the world by 2025.

Iran got away with murder for 30 years: Saudi minister

The execution of an Islamic cleric by Saudi Arabia has sparked violent protests in Iran and halted diplomatic relations — but the Saudi foreign minister told CNBC on Tuesday that the man in question was "as much a religious scholar as Osama bin Laden".

Could Mike Tyson's bitcoin wallet be a contender?

Former boxing champ Mike Tyson is taking his interest in the bitcoin market a step further with the launch of a digital "wallet" for the digital currency bitcoin.

Two big markets topped the US in 2015, and could do again

Asian, European and US shares all kicked off 2016 on a down note, but 2015 was a strong one for a select group of international markets — specifically Europe and Japan, both of whose major indexes vastly outperformed the S&P 500.

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