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  • Nikkei Asia300 Index slips on Fed minutes, China-US meeting nerves

    HONG KONG (Nikkei Markets) -- Asian stocks fell Thursday amid concerns the U.S. Federal Reserve will soon consider shrinking its balance sheet, and as caution ahead of a key meeting between U.S. and Chinese presidents kept investors on the sidelines

    April 6, 2017 08:25 pm JST
  • ASEAN workers 'compromising digital security'

    SINGAPORE -- Southeast Asian workers are compromising security by using personal devices for work, making organizations in the region highly susceptible to cyber threats externally and internally, said VMware, a company specializing in cloud infrast

    April 6, 2017 08:05 pm JST
  • Singapore, Malaysia stocks fall as Fed minutes spook investors

    SINGAPORE (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore and Malaysian shares fell Thursday, tracking U.S. markets, after the minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed the authority may start paring its $4.5 trillion balance sheet this year.The Nikkei A

    April 6, 2017 07:38 pm JST
  • Philippines and Thailand line up banking talks

    MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR -- The Philippines plans to begin cross-border banking negotiations with Thailand after it wrapped up similar talks with Malaysia.Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco and Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santip

    April 6, 2017 06:50 pm JST
  • Asian growth seen slowing to 5.7% in 2017: ADB

    MANILA -- Asia will not grow as fast this year due to policy uncertainty in advanced economies and an outflow of capital, the Asian Development Bank said on Thursday.In its 2017 Asian Development Outlook, the Manila-based lender projects growth for

    April 6, 2017 10:30 am JST
  • Multinationals in Asia: Dyson's whirlwind of ambition centers on Asia

    SINGAPORE Dyson, known for its bagless vacuum cleaners and bladeless fans, wants to develop, make and sell a lot more products in Asia.It didn't take long for the home appliance maker, founded in 1993, to become a household name. Its cord-free model

    April 6, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Michael Vatikiotis: ASEAN shows its age as it turns 50

    As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations celebrates its 50th anniversary, the complexity of the internal and external environment is severely testing its approach to cooperative security that rests, above all, on preserving the sovereignty of e

    April 6, 2017 10:00 am JST
  • Hedge funds suffer money exodus

    TOKYO -- Once wielding powerful influence on global financial markets, hedge funds are losing customers as more investors shun their high fees amid poor returns.Hedge funds tracked by Eurekahedge saw fund outflows of $60.7 billion by the end of Febr

    April 6, 2017 09:00 am JST
  • Malaysia's halal trade gets e-commerce push

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia is turning up the emphasis on e-commerce in its efforts to establish itself as a global hub for halal products.The Southeast Asian country expects exports of halal products, both food and non-food items, to exceed 50 billion

    April 5, 2017 11:10 pm JST
  • Malaysia's February exports rise at fastest pace in nearly seven years

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) - Malaysia's February exports grew at the fastest pace in nearly seven years thanks to stronger shipments of electronic goods and robust demand from China, official data Wednesday showed.Exports rose 26.5% to 71.80 bill

    April 5, 2017 07:47 pm JST
  • Southeast Asia's new-car sales climb 13% in February

    BANGKOK -- New-car sales in six major Southeast Asian countries rose 13% on the year in February, as the region's auto market logged double-digit growth for the first time in eight months.February auto sales for the six nations hit 259,746 vehicles,

    April 5, 2017 07:25 am JST
  • AirAsia X in talks with South Korea's Jeju over Kuala Lumpur service

    SEOUL -- AirAsia X is in talks with Jeju's provincial government about direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and the South Korean resort island.Jeju officials said discussions were held last week in Kuala Lumpur about frequencies in the absence presen

    April 4, 2017 10:15 pm JST
  • Global debt hits $215tn in 2016, led by emerging markets -- IIF

    Global debt rose to 325 percent of the world's gross domestic product in 2016, totalling $215 trillion, an Institute for International Finance report released on Monday showed, boosted by the rapid growth of issuance in emerging markets.Global debt

    April 4, 2017 09:14 am JST
  • Japan's JXTG to slash capex, ease upstream development

    TOKYO -- Newly formed energy giant JXTG Holdings will hold down capital investment for a while as the company works toward achieving its earnings goals and establishing fiscal discipline.The new entity plans to "reduce [capital spending] by 20-30% f

    April 4, 2017 05:15 am JST
  • Malaysia woos Indian investors with infrastructure projects

    KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia is seeking investment from Indian companies as part of the Southeast Asian country's ongoing efforts to diversify its economy away from commodities. One high-profile project related to that push involves the planned construc

    April 3, 2017 11:08 pm JST
  • Tenaga Nasional to partner GMR Energy in power plant maintenance in India

    KUALA LUMPUR (NIKKEI MARKETS) - Malaysia's national power utility Tenaga Nasional plans to establish a power plant maintenance facility in India in partnership with GMR Energy, as it seeks to cash in on the South Asian nation's investments in power

    April 3, 2017 08:46 pm JST
  • Malaysia's Eco World International makes strong trading debut

    KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) - Shares of Eco World International staged a solid trading debut after raising 2.58 billion ringgit ($583 million) in the largest initial public offering so far this year in Malaysia, reflecting a strong investor appeti

    April 3, 2017 07:59 pm JST
  • ASEAN PMI rises to 50.9 in March

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei ASEAN Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 50.9 in March from 50.3 in February. All ASEAN economies except Malaysia recorded growth across their manufacturing sectors. A reading above 50 indicates economic ex

    April 3, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Malaysia manufacturing PMI remains weak in March

    TOKYO -- The Nikkei Malaysia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose marginally in March to 49.5 from February's 49.4.A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion, while one below 50 points to a contraction."Malaysian manufacturers

    April 3, 2017 09:30 am JST
  • Asian Muslims cast a wary eye on Trump's travel ban

    JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR -- When Annisa Rochadiat made a recent trip to Japan, she was worried about whether she would be able to re-enter the U.S. The Indonesian national has been living in Detroit for the past few years, and this was the first time sh

    April 2, 2017 02:00 pm JST