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  • Saudis sharpen Asian focus with $65bn China partnership

    DUBAI/BEIJING -- Saudi Arabia and China have inked $65 billion worth of deals and agreed to bolster security ties as the Middle Eastern kingdom scans Asia for partners to support an economic overhaul.Saudi King Salman met with Chinese President Xi J

    March 17, 2017 05:00 am JST
  • Japanese retailers bite back at Chinese TV over 'banned' foods

    DALIAN, China -- Two Japanese retail giants have wasted no time responding to charges by Chinese state television of selling prohibited foods from radiation-exposed parts of Japan here.Muji operator Ryohin Keikaku took issue with the report's conclu

    March 17, 2017 04:55 am JST
  • Fed's 'gradual' hike plan boosts emerging-economy stocks

    TOKYO -- The U.S. Federal Reserve's signal favoring a moderate pace for interest rate hikes has calmed concerns about a possible exodus of funds from developing countries, lifting shares Thursday in companies with major operations in these economies

    March 17, 2017 03:44 am JST
  • China's Dalian Bingshan in refrigeration leasing venture

    TOKYO -- China's Dalian Bingshan Group will partner with Tokyo Century to lease commercial refrigerators starting in April, hoping to capitalize on the growth of temperature-controlled supply chains in China.The pair will set up a 170 million yuan (

    March 17, 2017 03:05 am JST
  • Australia's Bishop gives sermon to ASEAN on diplomacy

    MANILA -- Julie Bishop, the Australian foreign minister, called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Thursday to heed a landmark arbitration court decision last year when a fresh code of conduct to handle territorial disputes in the Sout

    March 16, 2017 11:22 pm JST
  • Business Insight

    Ballpoint pens and the dangers of China's 'one dragon' dogma

    On the Chinese corporate scene, "one dragon" refers to an integrated, self-sufficient supply chain. Everything from parts production to assembly and sales is handled within the country, perhaps even by a single company. The term may have been coined

    March 16, 2017 03:39 pm JST
  • Hong Kong stocks set for three-week high after Fed rate signal

    HONG KONG (NewsRise) -- Hong Kong shares headed for a three-week high after the U.S. Federal Reserve's unchanged forecast for rate hikes through 2018 boosted global equities.The Fed on Wednesday delivered a widely expected 25 basis-point rate increa

    March 16, 2017 02:40 pm JST
  • Interview

    Work with us, TCL chief tells Japanese rivals

    BEIJING -- Japanese manufacturers should cooperate with their Chinese rivals to make the best use of their technical prowess and expertise, the chairman of consumer electronics maker TCL told The Nikkei in Beijing.Li Dongsheng, who was in the Chines

    March 16, 2017 12:00 pm JST
  • Hollow growth leaves Cambodians wanting more

    PHNOM PENH -- On the morning of Feb. 14, about 100 villagers had gathered on a street near the official residence of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.They tried to march to the residence to hand the prime minister a petition asking for his help in r

    March 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Hollow growth leaves Cambodians wanting more

    PHNOM PENH On the morning of Feb. 14, about 100 villagers had gathered on a street near the official residence of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.They tried to march to the residence to hand the prime minister a petition asking for his help in reco

    March 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Park's impeachment leaves South Korea adrift

    SEOUL South Korea's disgraced former President Park Geun-hye is gone. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets of Seoul to celebrate on March 11.The eight-member Constitutional Court ruled unanimously to uphold Park's impeachment on the grounds tha

    March 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • China's Greek investment is making waves in the Aegean

    PIRAEUS, Greece China is pouring money into Greece's infrastructure sector, viewing the cash-strapped country as a strategic gateway to Europe.From the Greek government's perspective, Chinese investment offers hope for keeping the economy afloat. Th

    March 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Chinese banks have yet to hit bottom

    HONG KONG "Deleveraging" has become a buzzword in China thanks to Premier Li Keqiang identifying it as one of the government's priority tasks for the first time in his state-of-the-nation address on March 5. But with stability of "overriding importa

    March 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Multinationals in Asia: Heineken's future depends on Southeast Asia

    HANOI/GENEVA The world's second-largest brewer, Heineken, is on the offensive in Southeast Asia.The Dutch company plans to expand production capacity more than tenfold at its Vietnamese plant, and has begun operating new plants in other locations li

    March 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Asia braces for an energy M&A bonanza

    DENPASAR, Indonesia Merger and acquisition activity in Asia's energy sector will accelerate this year as crude oil prices stabilize and major Western oil producers seek to divest assets in the region, analysts say.Royal Dutch Shell announced plans i

    March 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • EU business lobby blasts Beijing's protectionist ways

    BEIJING The European Union's business lobby has slammed China for failing to deliver on its promise of "equal treatment" for foreign companies and said Beijing's promotion of domestic manufacturers could distort the global market and cause job losse

    March 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • German toymakers shift production from China

    HAMBURG, Germany Bucking the conventional wisdom that toy manufacturing can only be competitive in China, some German toymakers are shifting production back to Europe, including to Germany. Others are flourishing despite never having embraced low-la

    March 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • When politics get ugly, the beautiful game can help

    It was March 2008 and relations between the two Koreas were not exactly great. Yet, as I emerged from the Shanghai subway to arrive at Hongkou Football Stadium, there was something in the air -- and not just the smell wafting from the hot-pot restau

    March 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Shigu is a rock climber's paradise in northwestern China

    SHIGU, China About 70km northwest of Old Town Lijiang, one of China's most popular domestic tourism destinations, lies the market town of Shigu (Stone Drum).In the foothills of the Himalayas, and overlooking a 180-degree bend in the Yangtze River, t

    March 16, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • George Magnus: Have the US and China averted a trade war? Hardly

    Many Japanese might be reminded of their own thorny trade relations with the U.S. as they watch the current trade dispute between Washington and Beijing. But the tensions between the U.S. and China are in a different league because of their geopolit

    March 16, 2017 10:00 am JST