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  • Sreeram Chaulia

    How Asia can reckon with Trump's assault on trade

    In a rare moment since its anointment in 2008 as the steering body for global economic governance, the Group of 20 nations has lost clarity of vision. It is staring at a confused horizon, muddled by the disruptive economic nationalism of U.S. Presid

    March 22, 2017 02:05 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
  • Beijing brightens as annual political events bring out flair

    BEIJING -- This year's two major political meetings in Beijing have again drawn throngs of lawmakers and delegates from across the country to the capital -- and with them festive spirits and quirky spectacles. The annual sessions, of the National Pe

    March 22, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Chinese state TV drags Muji through the mud

    GUANGZHOU -- The annual World Consumer Rights Day special on the state-run Chinese Central Television (CCTV) never disappoints. This year, one of the hapless victims was Muji, or Ryohin Keikaku, the Japanese retail chain known for its design prowess

    March 22, 2017 11:35 am JST
  • China Resources Beer climbs 5% on signs of upturn

    HONG KONG -- China Resources Beer Holdings' 6% net profit drop in 2016 did not deter eager investors Tuesday, who flocked to the brewery's shares on signs of improvement in the beer business.China's largest brewery said midday that net profit slippe

    March 22, 2017 08:10 am JST
  • Tokyo asks Beijing to set record straight on food imports

    TOKYO -- Japan's government has requested that China provide accurate information to its public after a program on state television claimed that banned imports of Japanese foods were being sold there."We have been communicating with the Chinese side

    March 22, 2017 04:30 am JST
  • Beijing, Manila facing new maritime dispute

    MANILA -- The territorial dispute between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea could flare up again after Chinese ships were found surveying a resource-rich area located within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone.The vessels are bel

    March 22, 2017 01:59 am JST
  • Fraser Howie

    China 'bond connect' talk overlooks landmark market opening

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has dangled a carrot for Hong Kong markets. At the press conference to close the annual National People's Congress session in Beijing on March 15, he floated a trial proposal to expand the Stock Connect link between Hong K

    March 22, 2017 01:15 am JST
  • State-owned China Poly Group to acquire contractor Sinolight

    HONG KONG -- With Beijing looking to consolidate state-owned enterprises in a bid to drive efficiency, China's property sector may increasingly see state giants gobbling up smaller ones.One industry player to get Beijing's help in surviving the cons

    March 22, 2017 01:05 am JST
  • Hong Kong stocks rise a fourth day on earnings, dividend outlook

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Hong Kong shares completed their longest stretch of advances in a month amid speculation of U.S. interest rates will only climb gradually while Chinese companies will post an improvement in earnings and boost dividends.The Ha

    March 21, 2017 07:47 pm JST
  • Frederic Neumann

    Asian markets, beware Fed actions

    There is an eerie air of calm in Asian markets. After years of easy money, much of which found its way into Asia, the U.S. Federal Reserve is finally applying the brakes. Investors seem to be cheering the prospects of higher dollar interest rates. F

    March 21, 2017 04:30 pm JST
  • Paul Donovan

    China's exports do not include inflation

    The price of goods leaving Chinese factories rose 7.8% in the year to February. This acceleration of producer prices has raised fears among some investors that China could meaningfully add to global inflation pressures. This is not likely. The price

    March 21, 2017 03:30 pm JST
  • China earnings optimism drives Hong Kong shares for fourth day

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Hong Kong shares headed for their fourth consecutive session higher Tuesday, spurred by gains in mainland companies ahead of a slew of earnings announcements.The Hang Seng Index added 0.2% to 24,558.82 by midday after rising

    March 21, 2017 02:10 pm JST
  • Asia most represented region on Forbes' list

    NEW YORK/TOKYO -- The number of billionaires across the world topped 2,000 for the first time ever, with the Asia-Pacific region home to more than anywhere else, 720 to be precise, according to Forbes' annual rich list.In the list released on Monday

    March 21, 2017 12:41 pm JST
  • Human Go masters, AI begin world championship

    OSAKA -- Go professionals from Japan, South Korea and China and a computer are facing off in a tournament this week, as artificial intelligence continues to demonstrate strength in the complex board game developed more than 2,500 years ago.The Japan

    March 21, 2017 10:51 am JST
  • Japanese department store Matsuya to open Chinese online shop

    TOKYO -- Upscale Japanese retailer Matsuya will open on Tuesday an online store for China, hoping to make repeat customers of Chinese who have shopped at its Ginza location in Tokyo.The department store operator will partner with Chinese businesses

    March 21, 2017 05:40 am JST
  • Chinese government is the biggest beneficiary of Shenhua's fat dividend

    HONG KONG -- China Shenhua Energy shares soared 16.3% to an 18-month high on Monday after it announced a record dividend payout of 59 billion yuan ($8.55 billion) on surging profits and coal prices.China's largest coal producer by volume, state-owne

    March 20, 2017 10:52 pm JST
  • China not to join U.N. talks on treaty to ban nuclear arms

    BEIJING (Kyodo) -- China said Monday it will not participate in U.N. negotiations beginning next week in New York on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons.China, one of the five major states possessing nuclear arms, sent its officials to a preparatory

    March 20, 2017 08:57 pm JST
  • Earnings optimism sends Hong Kong stocks to fresh 19-month highs

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Hong Kong stocks climbed to the highest level since August 2015 as Chinese investors pumped in more funds into the local market on optimism over earnings and dividend payouts. Tencent Holdings hit a record high and China Shen

    March 20, 2017 07:32 pm JST
  • North Korea rocket-engine test shows "meaningful" progress - South Korea

    SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korea's latest rocket-engine test showed "meaningful" progress, South Korea said on Monday, while an analyst said it was a dangerous step towards the North's goal of developing a rocket that could hit the United States.The N

    March 20, 2017 06:46 pm JST