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  • Singapore, Malaysia shares slip after US health bill fails

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) - Shares in Singapore fell for the first time in three sessions Monday as the defeat of U.S. President Donald Trump's healthcare bill reignited concerns about his ability to push through his economic agenda.Malaysian shares edge

    March 27, 2017 08:41 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index slips after Trump health bill fails

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks fell Monday, as the failure of U.S. President Donald Trump's healthcare bill fuelled concerns about the rest of his economic agenda, turning investors risk averse.The Nikkei Asia300 Index fell 0.5% or 6.2 points

    March 27, 2017 08:23 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index gains on week even as Trump jitters weigh

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks managed modest gains this week, helped by advances in heavyweights after earnings, even as uncertainty about U.S. President Donald Trump's economic policies dampened sentiment.The Nikkei Asia300 Index edged 0.02%

    March 24, 2017 10:35 pm JST
  • Lenders drive Singapore's losses on week, Malaysia flat

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) -- Singapore shares slipped this week, led by heavyweight lenders as U.S. bond yields declined amid doubts over President Donald Trump's ability to pass economic reforms.Malaysia shares ended the week little changed as buying by

    March 24, 2017 08:08 pm JST
  • Singapore manufacturing continues upswing but headwinds seen

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) -- Singapore's manufacturing output rose for the seventh straight month in February although signs the momentum could be waning tempered the outlook for the months ahead.Data released on Friday by the Singapore Economic Developm

    March 24, 2017 07:15 pm JST
  • Brazilian meat scare sweeps across Asia

    HONG KONG/SEOUL -- The scandal over tainted meat from Brazil is shaking up Asian markets that have come to depend on the South American country's plentiful exports. Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China have each suspended imports, while South Korean

    March 23, 2017 11:59 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index little changed as Trump caution weighs

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks were little changed Thursday despite a rebound on Wall Street as markets remained cautious about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to pass major economic reforms.The Nikkei Asia300 Index was 0.01% higher at 1

    March 23, 2017 09:52 pm JST
  • Singapore edges higher on Wall Street cues, Malaysia slips

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) -- Shares in Singapore rose on Thursday after Wall Street showed signs of steadying even though uncertainty about President Donald Trump's economic agenda persisted. Malaysian equities ended slightly lower.Singapore's Straits Ti

    March 23, 2017 08:29 pm JST
  • Singapore CPI edges higher for third straight month, but core inflation dips

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) - Singapore consumers experienced higher prices for a third straight month in February as the higher cost of private road transport offset lower rents, but core inflation eased and authorities said overall price pressures remain

    March 23, 2017 06:52 pm JST
  • Indonesian bourse launches startup incubator

    JAKARTA -- The Indonesia Stock Exchange on Thursday launched a startup incubator that is already trying to point young companies toward initial public offerings.To get the ball rolling, the incubator is giving 24 startups shared working space in Jak

    March 23, 2017 04:45 pm JST
  • Insurance promises Asia much more than peace of mind

    TOKYO Trinh Pham, a 25-year-old office worker in Ho Chi Minh City, vividly remembers the day she decided to join an insurance program."My colleague suddenly passed away three months ago with colorectal cancer," she said. "I felt so sorry for him and

    March 23, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Insurance promises Asia much more than peace of mind

    TOKYO Trinh Pham, a 25-year-old office worker in Ho Chi Minh City, vividly remembers the day she decided to join an insurance program."My colleague suddenly passed away three months ago with colorectal cancer," she said. "I felt so sorry for him and

    March 23, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Company in focus: Sime Darby bets its kingdom is better off in pieces

    KUALA LUMPUR Sime Darby, the world's largest plantation operator and palm oil producer, has hatched a plan to split into three separate listed entities. For starters, the Malaysian state-owned company sees this as a way to promote growth. It also wa

    March 23, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Wall Street slides takes toll on Nikkei Asia300 Index

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks slumped Wednesday as doubts about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to push economic reforms sparked steep losses on Wall Street.The Nikkei Asia300 Index fell 0.8% or 9.6 points to 1,171.50, marking the index

    March 22, 2017 09:13 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia shares tumble after Wall Street skids

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) -- Shares in Singapore and Malaysia fell with the rest of Asia Wednesday, as a slump on Wall Street amid renewed doubts about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to pass big reforms rattled nerves.Singapore's Straits Times Ind

    March 22, 2017 08:49 pm JST
  • Southeast Asia's gaming startups win by branching out

    TOKYO -- Gaming startups that take their cues from Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings are on the rise in Southeast Asia, stoking investor interest in the potential for the same diversified approach to succeed in the region.The Garena exampleAt a ga

    March 22, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Foreign buying propels Malaysian shares to new 22-month highs, Singapore slips

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) - Malaysian shares advanced for a fourth session Tuesday, as foreign investors continued to pump in funds amid growing confidence the Federal Reserve will only raise interest rates gradually.Singapore stocks edged lower as inves

    March 21, 2017 07:29 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index builds on Fed gains, China Mobile leads

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Asian stocks rose Monday as sentiment remained buoyant after the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision not to alter the number of rate increases it plans to deliver this year.The Nikkei Asia300 Index advanced 0.3% or 3.8 points to

    March 20, 2017 08:43 pm JST
  • Malaysia extends gains to 22-month high after Fed, Singapore slips

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) -- Malaysian shares rose for a third day straight Monday as the U.S. Federal Reserve's dovish stance continued to support regional sentiment. Shares in Singapore edged lower, weighed down by weakness in heavyweight financial sto

    March 20, 2017 07:15 pm JST
  • Ezra succumbs to oil woes, files for US bankruptcy protection

    SINGAPORE (NewsRise) -- Offshore oilfield services group Ezra Holdings said it has filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S., highlighting the continued stress on Singapore's large oil and gas services industry from depressed crude prices.Ezra is

    March 20, 2017 12:41 pm JST