Need to know: the top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Tuesday, 26/1/16

MSLGroup swallows Arc PR Sri Lanka; Senior execs leave Twitter; J&J plumps for AKQA; Recession fears overblown, says Goldman Sachs; the rise of mobile in India; sushi grading in Japan; Iran and its effect on oil

Johnson & Johnson picks AKQA as China digital AOR
Johnson & Johnson picks AKQA as China digital AOR

MSLGroup takes over Arc PR in Sri Lanka

Arc to be rebranded MSLGroup with immediate effect and will retain its current team.

Executives including international comms director leave Twitter

Four senior executives at Twitter are set to leave the company, including global head of media Katie Jacobs Stanton - a month after the social network's international comms director departed.

Johnson & Johnson Baby appoints AKQA as China AOR

Johnson & Johnson has appointed AKQA as its digital agency of record to handle its baby products account in China.

Goldman Sachs: Recession fear overblown, market to gain 11%

Swelling recession fears are creating both an extended stock market sell-off and an opportunity for investors ready to pounce, according to Goldman Sachs.

As mobile internet soars in India, so do valuations

Sky rocketing valuations for Indian tech start-ups are being spurred by bullish interest in mobile internet, a senior executive at one of the world's most storied venture capital firms warned.

If you knew sushi: Japan in global quality crackdown

The Japanese government is launching a new certification programme in an effort to crack down on poor-quality sushi made overseas, local media reports.

Why Iran is a problem for the oil market

An Iranian oil tanker, moored at the port of Assaluyeh for more than a year, set sail for South Korea last week, heralding a new period of uncertainty for world crude prices.

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