CNBC - Asia News Why one entrepreneur chose to switch from the music industry, to heading up a popular low-cost airline 2018-03-23T10:58:00.000000000+00:00 Entrepreneur Tony Fernandes used to work for the likes of Virgin and Warner Music. Now he’s the CEO of a major low-cost Malaysian airline. Japan's second-largest metro area aims for a slice of the start-up pie 2018-03-23T08:37:00.000000000+00:00 In the heart of Osaka, there's a plot of land that could help make the area a hub for new entrepreneurship. Chinese companies are set to boost Southeast Asia's e-commerce market 2018-03-23T07:26:00.000000000+00:00 Chinese companies are boosting Southeast Asia's e-commerce market, said Credit Suisse's head of emerging Asia economics. Asian stocks sink as trade tensions escalate; Nikkei plunges 974 points 2018-03-23T07:15:00.000000000+00:00 Asian markets closed sharply lower on Friday on fears of a potential trade war. Iran deal negotiator worries Trump doesn't see how China, Iran and North Korea 'all interconnect' 2018-03-23T07:00:00.000000000+00:00 "My greatest concern is that the president is dealing with each of these pieces in silos," she told CNBC. We won't seriously consider an IPO over the next few years: Petronas Lubricants chief 2018-03-23T05:42:00.000000000+00:00 "In the short term, for the next couple of years, [an IPO] is not something we are looking at very seriously." Tencent loses $24 billion in market cap after Naspers' selldown 2018-03-23T05:34:00.000000000+00:00 Tencent saw its shares fall after its largest shareholder said it would lower its stake for the first time in 17 years. Trump pauses looming metal tariffs for close US allies 2018-03-23T05:16:00.000000000+00:00 Close U.S. allies will get initial exemptions from looming metal tariffs from the Trump administration. There's been an 'overreaction' in Thai stocks to trade war risks, says exchange executive 2018-03-23T05:10:00.000000000+00:00 The threat of a looming trade war has brought uncertainty into the Thai stock market, an executive said. The US and its Asia Pacific allies are boosting security ties — that could upset China 2018-03-23T03:05:00.000000000+00:00 China may view the efforts as a sign of "new gunboat diplomacy."