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  • Building Asia's capital markets

    Hong Kong could be the answer for hedging in China

    Could Hong Kong become Asia's equivalent of Chicago? The case for the city to become a derivatives hub has strengthened as China accelerates opening up its capital markets to foreigners. Overseas investors want exposure to the world's second-largest

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • If US won't lead on trade, China will: Ex-US trade rep

    TOKYO America's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership leaves the door open for China to set the agenda in Asia-Pacific trade, warns former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman.Now a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relation

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Think the RCEP is about free trade? Think again

    SINGAPORE Delegates from Pakistan's remote Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were all smiles as they signed an economic cooperation agreement with China on April 17."We have set the stage to begin [a] journey of industrialization," the province's chief mi

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • The long and frustrating quest for free trade in Asia

    SINGAPORE It was a punch in the gut for Jenesis (Shenzhen) when the U.S. called it quits on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Just like that, the contract electronics manufacturer's very raison d'etre was thrown into question.Jenesis, which supplies el

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Chinese automakers come into their own

    SHANGHAI State-owned Chinese automakers are working to develop more models under their own brands in an effort to prepare for intensifying competition in the world's largest auto market.Chongqing Changan Automobile unveiled a new sport utility vehic

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Challenges faced by Asian capital markets present unique opportunities

    The economies of South and Southeast Asia are all in their own unique stages of development, and each capital market faces a different set of challenges. A common theme, however, is that new business opportunities are cropping up across the region.

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Hong Kong could be the answer for hedging in China

    Could Hong Kong become Asia's equivalent of Chicago? The case for the city to become a derivatives hub has strengthened as China accelerates opening up its capital markets to foreigners. Overseas investors want exposure to the world's second-largest

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • North Korea and the US test each other's limits

    TOKYO North Korea and the U.S. continue to raise the stakes in their game of political brinkmanship, with Pyongyang flaunting its military muscle while Washington works to build an international coalition to pressure the regime over its nuclear prog

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Trump's No. 2 brings an olive branch to Asia

    TOKYO During his roughly weeklong tour of South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and Australia in late April, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence stressed to his hosts that the U.S. was not shifting its strategy in the Asia-Pacific region under its new president,

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Finance chiefs fret as Trump grumbles about a strong dollar

    WASHINGTON Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 major economies avoided serious debate over exchange rates at their latest gathering in Washington, instead simply reaffirming their commitment to economic stability. But they wil

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • From the White House, echoes of North Korean radio propaganda

    More than 30 years ago while living in Japan, I used to listen most mornings to Radio Pyongyang's English-language broadcasts. This was not a conscious decision. I would habitually tune in to the BBC on shortwave, but just before 8 a.m., there would

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Calvin Koh: Sports in Asia could spark global VR breakthrough

    The sandy shores of Copacabana Beach were thousands of miles away for most sports fans, but many were able to soak up the atmosphere at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games thanks to 300 hours of virtual reality coverage.The Olympic Games is the kind of

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Paul Aversano and Xuong Liu: China opens its arms to inbound M&A

    Last year's record level of Chinese merger and acquisition activity will be tough to match in 2017. While conditions globally still look favorable for continued dealmaking, the "Trump effect" is looming large for economies, corporations and private

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Editorial: G-20 leaders must stand up for free trade

    The global economy seems to be getting back on track, but there are major downside risks, the most dangerous of which is the spread of protectionism. Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies should stand at the vanguard of efforts to promote free

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • AI now and tomorrow

    Fudan University professor sees bright AI future for China

    SHANGHAI -- China is turning out a growing number of world-class artificial intelligence researchers, and rapidly catching up with the U.S. in terms of the number of patent applications.Its work in the field is led by universities such as Peking and

    April 27, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • AI now and tomorrow

    Help wanted -- young AI engineers in demand in Japan

    SHANGHAI/TOKYO -- The room was silent aside from the sound of fingertips tapping on keyboards. Some 50 graduate students from the top of their classes at Peking University, Tsinghua University and other schools were single-mindedly typing away as th

    April 27, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Green cars color China's loosening of auto market

    BEIJING -- China is easing controls on foreign ownership of car manufacturers against the twin backdrop of the green vehicle revolution and trade frictions with the U.S.The other 100-day deadlineChina's National Development and Reform Commission, to

    April 27, 2017 06:18 am JST
  • Chinese envoy signals active role on North Korea

    TOKYO -- As tensions between the U.S. and North Korea continued to rise, China on Wednesday stood by its commitment to ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons through diplomatic and other non-military means.China is committed to denucleariza

    April 27, 2017 05:55 am JST
  • ASEAN countries at impasse on North Korea

    MANILA -- Association of Southeast Asian Nations members are reportedly at odds over how to address mounting international controversies over North Korea at an upcoming summit after the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother

    April 27, 2017 05:20 am JST
  • Shady practices in China lure unwary investors

    SHANGHAI -- Hawkers of wealth management products in China are using gifts and other gimmicks to draw customers with little understanding of the risks involved.Shoppers on JD.com, China's No. 2 online retailer, may be attracted to a page trumpeting

    April 27, 2017 05:01 am JST