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The organisers of the upcoming Vietnam Grand Prix will spend $475m to join the F1 lineup in Southeast Asia, according to research by Formula Money. SportBusiness takes a closer look at the economics.

Three Burmese businessmen and a former One Championship employee are trying to bring MMA's best-kept secret to the world, with a modernised twist. SportBusiness' Callum McCarthy finds out more.

The Philippines, Indonesia and Japan have taken over from China hosting duties for the 2023 Fiba World Cup

Lee Choong Kay, vice-president of sports business at Astro Malaysia, explains why organisations need to move fast and devote more time to esports.

APAC contains biggest proportion of Arsenal’s global fanbase at 30 per cent. Since opening Singapore office, 85 per cent of all club’s sponsorships now come from outside Europe.

Singapore telco Starhub has acquired rights to broadcast seven regular-season National Basketball Association games per week in a multi-year deal starting with the 2019-20 season, which tips off October…

Vietnam battery brand Pinaco has signed an agreement with the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organising Commitee to take a platinum-level sponsorship for the upcoming SEA Games and Asean Para Games

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has received new and amended bids for the next editions of its men’s and women’s World Cups after electing to reopen the process.

Lu Yiwen, the deputy director of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region's (GZAR) sports bureau, said on Wednesday that Guangxi plans for more joint sports events with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations…

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Hanoi will host a Grand Prix in 2020 after first expressing interest in 2016

BANGKOK, Thailand – SportAccord 2018 would like to thank its Media Partners and Press for the excellent coverage at this year’s World Sport & Business Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, and for their support in …

Fan engagement consultant Mark Bradley visits Singapore to experience the razzmatazz of ONE Championship.

Mark Bisson looks at how the race to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games is hotting up following the collapse of Durban's project to stage the multi-sport event.

John Duerden looks at the sports industry’s prospects in a Southeast Asian country that is on an upward trajectory despite lingering political and infrastructural challenges.

After the damage of superstorm Yolanda last year, the Philippines is hoping to use basketball as a vehicle to get the country back up on its feet.

Owned by religious group the Iglesia ni Cristo, the 50,000-seater multi-use Philippine Arena opened its doors in July. Could it be transformational for sports hosting in the influential south-east Asian country? Elisha Chauhan finds out.

This third annual survey of global sports media consumption by Perform, KantarSport and TV Sports Markets takes our research wider and deeper than before. Wider, because the number of territories covered has increased from 10 to 14, with the inclusion this year of important growth markets such as India, Indonesia, Japan and Turkey. Deeper, because we have asked questions designed to burrow down into new areas, such as consumers’ second-screen activities, that have not been properly examined until now.

Legacy is one of the first words mentioned when any new major sporting facility is built. Elisha Chauhan finds out what Sport Singapore’s plans are to ensure the Sports Hub will have a lasting positive effect for the city-state and its people.

Who will be using the Sports Hub and what type of major events will be held there? Elisha Chauhan spoke to the venue’s operators to find out.

In 2012, the number of tourists visiting Malaysia rose to more than 25 million, a year-on-year increase of four per cent.

Bringing major international sport to the region has played a central role in the country's tourism strategy, and the hosting of events such as Formula One and MotoGP grands prix and ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) and WTA (Women's Tennis Association) tournaments has made Malaysia an important destination for rights-holders looking to establish a presence on the Asian continent.

In an exclusive interview with SportBusiness Group editorial director Kevin Roberts at the 2013 SportAccord International Convention in St. Petersburg, Tony Nagamaiah, general manager of Malaysia Major Events, explains the country's ambitions to become the premier destination for international sports events in Asia.

As the Premier League embarks on its international rights sales, SportBusiness Intelligence, the market intelligence and consultancy arm of the SportBusiness Group, looks at how top football properties…

International and local business of sport figures set to attend launch event of industry year.

Sebastian Smith on the importance of the Youth Olympic Games to the future of sport and businesses.