Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Wednesday, 11/5/16

Values not profit, urges Baidu CEO; FTI Hong Kong & Panama Papers; new digital agencies for Mead Johnson; Duterte set to be president; retro Nintendo is back; McDonald's breaks record; Disney's quarterly results.

Disney's quarterly results are looking good thanks to Marvel's latest Captain America movie
Disney's quarterly results are looking good thanks to Marvel's latest Captain America movie

Baidu scandal: CEO calls for company to win back consumers after greatest crisis

Robin Li has implored Baidu staff not to just go after profits after a student died following questionable cancer treatment he found through the search engine's paid advertising.

FTI Consulting's Hong Kong office named in Panama Papers

A database published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists claims FTI's Hong Kong office served as an intermediary to three offshore entities.

Mead Johnson Nutrition awards digital duties to Saatchi & Saatchi and Nurun

Mead Johnson Nutrition has appointed Saatchi & Saatchi and Nurun as its digital agency of record for South Asia following a pitch.

As Duterte leads polls, investors get nervous

The Philippines is set to usher in regional mayor Rodrigo Duterte as its next president, according to early vote counts, but the headline-grabbing candidate's shaky policy agenda is likely to worry investors and markets.

Retro Nintendo games given new life

Failed virtual reality (VR) gaming from the 1990s might have just received a new lease of life, with one tech guru finding a way of playing retro games on brand new devices.

McDonald's hits all-time high

McDonald's shares hit an all-time intraday high Tuesday in large part because of its all-day breakfast menu, Barclays restaurant analyst Jeffrey Bernstein said.

Disney earnings on deck

CNBC's Julia Boorstin provides a preview of Disney's quarterly results after the record-breaking success of "Capital America" last weekend and CEO Bob Iger's bullish comments on ESPN.

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