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  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises on French election cheer

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks rose Monday on improving risk appetite after opinion polls pointed toward a likely victory for French centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron following his win in the first round of presidential elections.The Ni

    April 24, 2017 07:50 pm JST
  • Singapore shares rise as Asian markets cheer French election outcome

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares rose Monday as victory for a pro-European Union candidate in the first round of French presidential elections lifted global risk appetite.The euro rose and European stocks rallied after pro-growth liber

    April 24, 2017 07:10 pm JST
  • China Mobile shares fall amid talk of Singapore acquisition

    HONG KONG -- Shares in China Mobile were falling in Hong Kong on Monday, after reports that the Chinese wireless carrier has been approached about buying into a Singapore-based telecommunications company.At one point on Monday, the company's stock p

    April 24, 2017 03:10 pm JST
  • Asian stocks rise as French election relief boosts risk appetite

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian shares edged higher on Monday as risk appetite improved after pro-European Union candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of French elections.The Nikkei Asia300 index was up 0.1% at 1,164.65 after rising as m

    April 24, 2017 01:40 pm JST
  • SGX profit drops 7% on sluggish derivatives trading

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore Exchange announced Thursday that net profit for the January-March quarter fell 7% on the year to 83.1 million Singapore dollars ($59 million), blaming the sluggish derivatives market for the lower-than-expected profit.Mentioni

    April 21, 2017 12:20 am JST
  • Keppel posts 23.7% rise in Q1 earnings

    SINGAPORE -- State-backed conglomerate Keppel Corp. posted a net profit of 260.3 million Singapore dollars ($186.3 million) for its first quarter ended March, up 23.7% on the year, mainly due to higher contributions from its investments and infrastr

    April 20, 2017 11:55 pm JST
  • Singapore shopping mall REITs maintain rents in dismal retail market

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore's retail sector may be in the doldrums but real estate investment trusts have escaped the impact so far, continuing to report strong occupancy levels at their shopping malls and steady to slightly higher renta

    April 20, 2017 09:14 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index rises as geopolitical concerns ease

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks rose for the first time in four sessions Thursday, as risk appetite showed signs of returning amid easing concerns about tensions between North Korea and the U.S.The Nikkei Asia300 Index added 0.6% or seven

    April 20, 2017 08:44 pm JST
  • Singapore stocks post first gain in five days, Malaysia shares advance on regional cues

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares, tracking a rebound in most regional indices, advanced for the first time in five days on Thursday with banking stocks leading the gains. Equities in Malaysia also edged higher.The Nikkei Asia300 index,

    April 20, 2017 08:21 pm JST
  • Asian startups step out of Silicon Valley's shadow

    TOKYO/JAKARTA -- Nur Dwi Sasi's daily commute to her workplace in South Jakarta used to be a daunting task. The 47-year-old office worker had to walk in the scorching heat to catch a jam-packed minibus before changing to another, equally crowded bus

    April 20, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Asian startups step out of Silicon Valley's shadow

    TOKYO/JAKARTA Nur Dwi Sasi's daily commute to her workplace in South Jakarta used to be a daunting task. The 47-year-old office worker had to walk in the scorching heat to catch a jam-packed minibus before changing to another, equally crowded bus. T

    April 20, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Company in focus: AIA's chief passes the torch -- and some big challenges

    HONG KONG Mark Tucker, the well-regarded chief executive of AIA Group, surprised investors on March 13 when he announced that he was leaving one of the world's largest life insurers by market value for HSBC, the struggling international bank. AIA's

    April 20, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Southeast Asia shrugs off the 1997 financial crisis

    TOKYO The 1997 financial crisis that slammed Asia took its toll on Southeast Asian nations. Since weathering the storm, they now appear in good shape as regards development. But work remains to be done.That's the prognosis from a prominent group of

    April 20, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 Index falls as oil, China regulatory woes weigh

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks fell for a third straight day on Wednesday, as a downturn in crude oil prices undercut energy producers, and concerns about tighter regulations remained a drag on Chinese shares.Lingering geopolitical worri

    April 19, 2017 08:20 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia stocks fall on lower U.S. bond yields, crude oil prices

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares fell to a near one-month low on Wednesday, as a decline in U.S. bond yields weighed on banking stocks and a fall in crude oil prices hurt rig builders. Malaysia shares, tracking weak regional cues, edge

    April 19, 2017 07:44 pm JST
  • Lotte to list Malaysian unit for expansion drive

    SINGAPORE -- Lotte Chemical, a unit of South Korea's family-owned conglomerate Lotte, is expanding its footprint in Southeast Asia by floating its Malaysian subsidiary in an effort to raise over $1 billion.In a draft prospectus to Securities Commiss

    April 18, 2017 11:46 pm JST
  • North Korea risks drag Nikkei Asia300 down for second day

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks outside of Japan fell for a second session on Tuesday, as jitters about North Korea remained a drag on investor sentiment.The Nikkei Asia300 Index fell 0.5% or 6.4 points to 1,159.58. Hong Kong-listed Chine

    April 18, 2017 08:35 pm JST
  • Singapore shares little changed on Korean tensions; Malaysia stocks gain

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore stocks ended little changed on Tuesday as lingering geopolitical tensions in the Korean peninsula continued to affect investor sentiment. Malaysian stocks rose, buoyed by foreign fund purchases.U.S. stocks, op

    April 18, 2017 08:06 pm JST
  • Nikkei Asia300 slips as North Korea risks, US data weigh

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks edged lower Monday, as rising tensions over North Korea continued to dominate investor sentiment, while softer-than-expected U.S. economic data raised concerns about the health of the world's largest econom

    April 17, 2017 07:49 pm JST
  • Singapore stocks fall on weak U.S. data, geopolitical worries,Malaysia shares gain

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore shares fell to a three-week low as weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data and rising geopolitical tensions weighed on investors' appetite. Malaysia shares edged higher amid a rebound in banking stocks.Most As

    April 17, 2017 07:14 pm JST