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Line stays focused on Asia despite splashy IPO

Chief executive wants messaging app to be "the gateway to access all online services"
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 05:50


IT STAGED one of the year's biggest IPOs but messaging app Line, while a huge draw among teens in Asia, says it has no big ambitions to take on Western giants such as Facebook on their home turf.

The Japan-based company known for its popular cartoon "stickers" - a virtual

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