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  • French election respite spurs Hong Kong shares

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rose Monday after a win for independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron in the first round of French presidential elections boosted European stocks and fuelled risk appetite.The Hang Seng Index ended

    April 24, 2017 07:47 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
  • Asia's venture capital firms learn Silicon Valley tricks

    BANGKOK -- On March 10, at the SXSW event in Austin, Texas, in the U.S., self-driving electric car maker NIO revealed plans to make a near-fully autonomous electric car commercially available in the U.S. by 2020, aiming at becoming one of the first

    April 23, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Fundraising plan sends i-Cable shares on roller-coaster ride

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's struggling pay television operator i-Cable Communications announced that white knights led by pro-China property tycoons had come to its rescue, sending its shares up nearly 18% after a sharp selloff earlier on Friday.I-Cabl

    April 21, 2017 11:45 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares post weekly losses as regulatory woes hurt mainland markets

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares ended lower this week, after concerns over increased regulatory scrutiny dragged mainland markets to an over two-month low.The Hang Seng Index edged 0.06% lower to 24,042.02 on Friday, extending losses

    April 21, 2017 07:22 pm JST
  • Wall Street rebound on tax reforms lifts Hong Kong shares

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares rose as renewed hopes of U.S. tax reforms propped up indexes on Wall Street and boosted risk appetite.The Hang Seng Index was up 0.1% at 24,075.16 by midday after rising as much as 0.6% earlier. China P

    April 21, 2017 02:27 pm JST
  • Telecom operators wage war in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong Broadband Network is aiming to double the number of its mobile subscribers in four months, fueling competition in a market increasingly crowded with local and mainland players.Hong Kong's second-largest residential broadband o

    April 21, 2017 12:12 am JST
  • Hong Kong shares post first gain this week as geopolitical woes ease

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares snapped a three-day losing streak to close higher on Thursday, helped by a rally in index heavyweight Tencent Holdings, and as investors looked past recent geopolitical concerns.The Hang Seng Index rose

    April 20, 2017 07:40 pm JST
  • China tax cuts end Hong Kong share losses

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong stocks headed for their first gains in four days after China announced fresh tax cuts, with traders saying that current global uncertainty had already been priced in.The Hang Seng Index rose 0.4% to 23,921.39

    April 20, 2017 02:50 pm JST
  • Asia's venture capital firms learn Silicon Valley tricks

    BANGKOK On March 10, at the SXSW event in Austin, Texas, in the U.S., self-driving electric car maker NIO revealed plans to make a near-fully autonomous electric car commercially available in the U.S. by 2020, aiming at becoming one of the first com

    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
  • HSBC shares hit year-to-date low after May's surprise election plan

    HONG KONG -- Shares in British bank HSBC Holdings are facing selling pressure resulting from Europe's political risk on Wednesday, after British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday announced plans to call a snap general election on June 8.At one p

    April 19, 2017 02:35 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares fall as China war on speculators drags mainland stocks

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares headed for a third day of losses, as mainland equities set course for their worst single-session decline this year amid lingering concern about increased regulatory supervision.The Hang Seng Index fell

    April 19, 2017 02:21 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares post worst decline this year on China regulatory woes

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares suffered their worst loss in four months on Tuesday as Chinese markets sank to two-month lows amid concerns about increased regulatory scrutiny.The Hang Seng Index fell 1.4% to 23,924.54, closing below

    April 18, 2017 07:35 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares fall in catch-up after long weekend

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares fell after a long weekend, as investors caught up with recent losses in mainland markets amid tighter regulatory scrutiny. Lingering geopolitical concerns over North Korea also remained a drag on risk s

    April 18, 2017 02:20 pm JST
  • Company in focus

    AIA's new chief has big challenges -- and big shoes to fill

    HONG KONG -- Mark Tucker, the respected chief executive of AIA Group, surprised financial markets 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.

    April 16, 2017 11:00 am JST
  • US uncertainties drive up volume of commodities trade

    TOKYO/HONG KONG -- Commodities trading in major global exchanges edged up in the first three months of the year, against a backdrop of rising U.S. interest rates and uncertainty over President Donald Trump's economic policy. In particular, gold and

    April 13, 2017 07:17 pm JST
  • Hong Kong shares flat by noon as HSBC drops, developers gain

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Hong Kong shares were little changed amid caution ahead of a long weekend, with HSBC Holdings declining after overnight losses on Wall Street, while mainland companies found support from U.S. President Donald Trump's co

    April 13, 2017 02:42 pm JST
  • South Korea's export recovery is on thin ice

    HONG KONG Despite a sustained rebound in exports since November, South Korea's manufacturing ended the first quarter with even more contraction, thanks to a souring relationship with its biggest trading partner China and political uncertainty at hom

    April 13, 2017 10:00 am JST