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My recent trip to Seoul showed how it's not North Korea that worries South Koreans. It's the White House occupant that's the wild card in an old game.
Asia will be the battlefield for smoke-free nicotine devices, which don't sound catchy but are catching on fast in in the Asian markets where they're available.
Japan's leading cigarette company has bought big cigarette players in Indonesia and the Philippines. But it would be better off burning its cash in other ways.
Asia is the Alamo for cigarette makers, site of their last stand. When will cigarette producers realize the future burns electric?
A remarkable amount of people smoke in Asia. Will the region's switch to e-cigarettes save the makers of traditional cigarettes?
The Nikkei 225 closed with a gain for 2016, making a run of five consecutive higher year-end closes -- the first since the 1990 bubble.