Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Monday, 25/4/16

Country Case File: Indonesia; slow growth for Interpublic; Effies APAC winners; a China crash on the horizon?; Volkswagen and apparent bribery; shares tumbles at Microsoft and Alphabet; Fiat recalls SUVs.

Volkswagen is accused of trying to bribe customers over its diesel fuel scandal by the former chairman of GM
Volkswagen is accused of trying to bribe customers over its diesel fuel scandal by the former chairman of GM

Country Case File: Assessing the huge PR potential of Indonesia

In the latest of PRWeek Asia's monthly country spotlights, we assess the economic outlook, the media landscape and the opportunities for PR in Indonesia.

Polansky: Mid-single-digit growth for Interpublic PR firms in Q1

CMG, which contains most of Interpublic's PR firms, reported 3.2 percent organic revenue growth in the first quarter to US$340.4 million (£236.3 million/€302.6 million).

MullenLowe Lintas, BBDO win big at 2016 APAC Effies

MullenLowe Lintas Group emerged as the top agency and BBDO as the winning network at the 2016 APAC Effie Awards last night.

Soros says China is resembling 2008 US crash

Billionaire financier George Soros has warned that China's debt-fueled growth is bearing an "eerie resemblance" to the conditions leading up to the 2008 financial crash.

Bob Lutz: Volkswagen trying to bribe customers

Volkswagen is trying to keep as many cars out on the road as possible by essentially bribing customers into fixing their faulty diesel vehicles, said Bob Lutz, a Via Motors board member and former vice chairman of General Motors.

Microsoft, Alphabet shares plunge as analysts cut targets

Shares of Microsoft and Google-parent Alphabet fell sharply Friday as analysts slashed their price targets for both stocks.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.1m SUVs, cars worldwide for safety issue

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.1 million vehicles worldwide because they might roll away after drivers exit, the company said Friday.

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