Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Wednesday, 23/3/16

BlueFocus gets apology over error-strewn article; Rolex top of the brands; Facebook hires Indonesia head; new iPhone gains traction in China; Brussels attacks & Trump; McAfee, the FBI and Apple; Boost for Nintendo after app success

Rolex was named the top global brand in Reputation Institute's annual reputation survey
Rolex was named the top global brand in Reputation Institute's annual reputation survey

Chinese PR news site issues apology and retraction over BlueFocus insider trading article

Publication PR007 releases lengthy statement "deeply" apologising for incorrectly linking BlueFocus chairman Oscar Zhao to investigation.

Rolex tops list of best global corporate reputations

Rolex, The Walt Disney Company and Google have come top in Reputation Institute's global annual survey of corporate reputations.

Facebook appoints Sri Widowati as head of Indonesia

Facebook has appointed Sri (Wido) Widowati as its head in Indonesia, where the social platform is seeing increased interest among brands for its offerings.

New iPhone gains Apple new fans in China

Immediately after Apple unveiled its new iPhone SE this week, Beijing resident Li Sheng went online to check out the new phone as a possible replacement for his Huawei Ascend Mate 7.

Brussels attacks could have impact on US presidential campaign

The attacks in Brussels will once again drive terrorism to the top of the presidential campaign agenda and could give a boost to Donald Trump and his fiery anti-immigrant rhetoric.

McAfee: I know who's helping the FBI hack Apple

John McAfee said he's not the third party helping unlock an iPhone used by a terrorist — but he knows who is — and he's not fond of their approach.

Nintendo shares spike 8% on first smartphone app success

Nintendo shares spiked over 8 percent Tuesday after the company's first mobile app, Miitomo, racked up a million users in three days.

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