London Solidifies Lead New York Rises Fast and Tokyo Retains 3rd in Global Rankings

The Mori Memorial Foundation’s GPCI 2018 Report ranks the world’s 44 most attractive cities TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 18, 2018 London, New York, Tokyo and Paris were again named the world’s most comprehensively attractive cities, in that order, in the Global Power City Index (GPCI) 2018 report published today by The Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban […]

IWBI Launches Global Network of Advisors for WELL Portfolio

–Leading experts to advise on design and implementation of new pathway pilot for multiple buildings in single portfolio NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 16, 2018 The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today announced the formation of a global advisory to help shape and advance the implementation of the WELL Portfolio™ Pathway pilot, a new streamlined pathway for […]

Starbucks Names Patrick Grismer Chief Financial Officer

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 08, 2018 Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced Patrick Grismer has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer (cfo). Reporting to Kevin Johnson, Starbucks president and chief executive officer, Grismer succeeds Scott Maw, who will retire on November 30. Maw will remain a senior consultant through March 2019 to ensure a […]

Hong Kong Optical Fair Opens Next Month

Debut of IT Solutions for Optical Industry and Line-up of Stylish Eyewear Brands HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 05, 2018 Asia’s premier Hong Kong Optical Fair will be held from 7-9 Nov 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 26th edition of the fair has […]

Michael Kors Holdings Limited to Be Renamed Capri Holdings Limited

Expanding Global Fashion Luxury Group with Acquisition of Versace LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 25, 2018 Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS), a global fashion luxury group, announced today that a definitive agreement has been signed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Italian luxury fashion house Gianni Versace S.p.A. for a total enterprise value of Euro 1.83 billion […]

Kansai International Airport Reopens after Typhoon Damage

New Online Video produced by KANSAI Tourism Bureau Welcomes Travelers Back after Airport's Rapid Recovery OSAKA, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 21, 2018 The KANSAI Tourism Bureau today released an online video aimed at domestic and international travelers, informing them that as of Friday September 21, Kansai International Airport has recovered most of its operational functions following significant damage […]

Asia Pacific’s Leading Airports Perform Strongly on The OAG Megahubs International Index 20 18

South East Asian airports continue to dominate low-cost flight connectivity. SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 18, 2018 Six of Asia Pacific’s largest airports are amongst the Top 20 most connected airports worldwide according to OAG’s International Megahubs Index 2018, which ranks those airports with the highest ratio of scheduled international connections to the number of destinations served. Asia […]

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts “The Traditional Beauty of Kyoto Supporting Geiko and Maiko Culture” Exhibition

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 12, 2018 Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH) Tokyo, one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will hold a special exhibition entitled “The Traditional Beauty of Kyoto Supporting Geiko and Maiko Culture” showcasing Kyoto’s traditional arts to provide insight to the cultural aspect of Japan’s traditional Geiko and Maiko culture. […]

School is Back in Session! Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Launches Year 5 Debuts New Characters Classes and Adventures

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 06, 2018 This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180906005009/en/ Jam City's Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Photo: Business Wire) Who: Jam City, a Los Angeles-based mobile games studio, in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Portkey Games, a label dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and videogame experiences that […]

Kaohsiung Art Museum Showcases Masterpieces from Tate Collection

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 06, 2018 “Nude: Masterpieces from Tate,” a touring exhibition featuring the nude in art, has opened at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts on July 14. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180906005347/en/ Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts showcases collections from the Tate, London. (Photo: Business Wire) Curated […]

COSCOI’s Intellectual Property ‘Go East’ Characters Popular in Southeast Asia Getting Green Light for Global Expansion

SEOUL, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 05, 2018 ‘Go East’ characters developed by COSCOI, an animation character development and digital contents company in Korea, show good results in Southeast Asia. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=51860788&lang=en Go East Characters popular in Southeast Asia developed by COSCOI, an animation character development and digital contents […]

Nestlé and Starbucks Close Deal for the Perpetual Global License of Starbucks Consumer Packaged Goods and Foodservice Products

VEVEY, Switzerland & SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 28, 2018 Nestlé and Starbucks Corporation today announced the closing of the deal granting Nestlé the perpetual rights to market Starbucks Consumer Packaged Goods and Foodservice products globally, outside of the company’s coffee shops. Through the alliance, the two companies will work closely together on the existing Starbucks range of […]