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  • China's 'national team' saps trust in country's stocks

    SHANGHAI -- China's stock market faces concerns over its integrity once again as a "national team" of state-owned investors plays an increasing role in shaping prices and trends.Dong Mingzhu, chairperson of Gree Electric Appliances of Zhuhai and Chi

    May 30, 2017 07:23 am JST
  • Samsung to pour $9bn into Chinese flash memory plant

    SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics will spend around 10 trillion won ($8.91 billion) to double capacity at a cutting-edge memory chip plant in China by 2019, aiming to solidify its position at the top as the sale of rival Toshiba's memory operations drags

    May 30, 2017 04:50 am JST
  • Interview

    ARM in China joint venture to help foster 'secure' chip technology

    TAIPEI -- ARM Holdings, a British chip innovator controlled by SoftBank Group, will form a joint venture with Chinese partners "within months" to help companies in China develop semiconductor technologies, including products that could have security

    May 30, 2017 02:21 am JST
  • Chinese developers power Hong Kong index to 22-month high

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rose to a fresh 22-month high as mainland property developers rose amid signs of strengthening demand in smaller cities. Chinese power companies gained on bets on upcoming sector consolidation.The Hang

    May 29, 2017 07:54 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares edge higher in choppy pre-holiday trading

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares set course on Monday for their longest set of gains in more than a year, helped by mainland power companies. Trading was choppy amid modest volumes before a public holiday Tuesday.The Hang Seng Index ha

    May 29, 2017 03:35 pm JST
  • GE, McDonald's show how to make money, not enemies

    TOKYO -- What a shift a year has brought to the economic views of prominent investor Jim Rogers. His optimism has been replaced by pessimism.Rogers has traveled around the world by motorbike. He is known for his broad perspective on global matters a

    May 29, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Nanya Technology chief warns China could disrupt global chip market

    TAOYUAN, Taiwan -- The head of major Taiwanese memory chipmaker Nanya Technology on Friday warned that China's aggressive moves to foster its own chip capabilities could cause a serious supply glut and voiced concerns about Chinese companies' ongoin

    May 26, 2017 11:56 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares flat as oil slump counters positive US stock cues

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares were little changed as a slump in oil prices that dragged energy producers lower eroded gains stemming from Wall Street's sixth consecutive day higher.The Hang Seng Index was up less than 0.1% at 25,637

    May 26, 2017 03:14 pm JST
  • Yaskawa, Midea launching nursing-care robot business in China

    TOKYO -- With an eye on China's rapidly aging population, a Japanese industrial robotics maker and a Chinese home appliance company are joining to develop specialized equipment for elderly people and physical therapy patients.Japan's Yaskawa Electri

    May 26, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Geely underlines global ambitions in wake of Proton deal

    HONG KONG -- Top management of the listed arm of Zhejiang Geely Holding said they hope to turn the carmaker into a global player, just a day after its parent company announced a deal to acquire a 49.9% stake in Malaysia's struggling Proton Holdings.

    May 26, 2017 01:12 am JST
  • Lenovo's mobile woes hit fourth-quarter profits

    HONG KONG -- Lenovo Group, the world's largest personal computer maker by unit sales, reported sharply lower profits for the final quarter of its last fiscal year, as its mobile business continued to drag.The company, which ventured into the mobile

    May 26, 2017 12:25 am JST
  • Policy upheavals buffet mining in Philippines, Indonesia

    SANTA CRUZ, Philippines/JAKARTA -- In the eyes of Diosdado Alota, chief of Guinabon village in the northwest Philippines, the mining industry is key to his community's health.Until the national government ordered a suspension of operations in 2014 o

    May 25, 2017 04:08 pm JST
  • Mainland ties drag down Hong Kong credit score

    HONG KONG - A day after China's sovereign debt rating downgrade, Hong Kong, by virtue of its links with the mainland, also saw its credit rating fall, despite robust fiscal strength.Credit agency Moody's on Thursday cut the special administrative re

    May 25, 2017 04:00 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares head for fifth advance after Fed meeting minutes

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares set course for a fifth day higher following a decline in U.S. bond yields and the dollar after the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes reinforced expectations of a rate increase next month, but signaled c

    May 25, 2017 03:34 pm JST
  • Asian companies shine in Forbes Global 2000

    TOKYO -- Chinese banks topped the list and a slew of Asian corporations were featured in the Forbes Global 2000 ranking of the world's largest and most powerful public companies, reflecting the region's growing economic clout.Industrial and Commerci

    May 25, 2017 02:30 pm JST
  • Deregulation spurs China pickup market

    CHONGQING, China -- Thanks to a set of deregulation measures from the central government, several new pickup truck models have made successful debuts in China recently, and sales are expected to increase at a double-digit pace for the second straigh

    May 25, 2017 02:00 pm JST
  • Gordon Orr

    Chinese companies are getting smarter about overseas deals

    Despite headlines about capital controls and restrictions on overseas investment, don't expect Chinese companies to give up international acquisitions any time soon. Even now, the dealmaking is continuing apace.Many potential acquirers have extensiv

    May 25, 2017 01:00 pm JST
  • Company in focus: Hong Kong's MTR gets praise abroad but criticism at home

    HONG KONG Long before any talk of belts and roads, MTR looked beyond the territory for expansion.But it was not until recently that the monopoly operator of Hong Kong's profitable metro system said it wanted to do business in Southeast Asia. With a

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Policy upheavals buffet mining in Philippines, Indonesia

    SANTA CRUZ, Philippines/JAKARTA In the eyes of Diosdado Alota, chief of Guinabon village in the northwest Philippines, the mining industry is key to his community's health.Until the national government ordered a suspension of operations in 2014 over

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Mining companies face tough decisions despite the industry's rebound

    SYDNEY Big international mining companies like BHP and Rio Tinto made it through the crash in global commodity prices by slashing costs, shedding less productive units and taking full advantage of the economies of scale their vast operations provide

    May 25, 2017 10:00 am JST